Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Update on Casita Library, Computer Lab, & Roof
In the past year many of you have supported our projects at Casita Adonai. Whether you were part of a short term team, made a donation, prayed, or gave a gift in honor of someone at Christmas, you all were a part of making these projects possible. We wanted to thank you and update you on how your support is blessing the children at Casita.
In 2010 Caroline's Promise began the child sponsorship program at Casita. The ministry had been able to help them pay their teachers' salaries from time to time when the parents were not able to pay their tuition. It became clear that God was opening the door for us to help Casita Adonai become self sustaining and after meeting with the leaders in Guatemala it was determined that the best way to do this was through child sponsorship. Instead of "bailing" them out each month by paying teachers' salaries we could help them sustain their little school.
Each year since then Casita has been able to add a grade and currently there are 125 children in the school. In addition to child sponsorship our teams have been able to help with construction, training, medical, and educational needs. And you have made that possible!
This week our blog posts will highlight these projects!
We were sad to learn that most of the families at Casita do not have books in their homes. The school had very few books and asked us for a library. With the help of a grant from Kindermusik International and your donations we turned a closet into a library! It is now complete with over 200 books including many Christian materials. Our short term teams have worked hard to make the room inviting, organize the materials, and this summer we will provide lessons for the teachers on how to creatively use the resources.
The library is a blessing not only to Casita but to the members of the church. We are so thankful for your help and excited about how this addition will change lives! Thank you!