Emerson is a fun and happy boy living with his parents and two siblings in Guatemala. His family is very close to one another, and his parents are very responsible. Unfortunately, his parents are unable to provide for their children. Emerson’s father is a welder by trade but is only able to work two days per week due to his kidney condition. The rest of his week is spent receiving dialysis. His mother stays at home and takes care of the children. They are unable to pay for Emerson’s schooling, so they want him to keep attending the child development center so that he can receive a free education. The center also gives Emerson a safe place to spend time. Emerson’s home is prone to flooding and is very dangerous. Emerson likes to study at the center, and especially loves art class. Through your generosity, Emerson will be given nutritious meals and an education. He will also be taught and shown Jesus’ love and provision through biblical teaching and the staff’s care. Thank you for making a huge impact in Emerson’s life.
Matochos Child Development Center
The Matochos Child Development Center shows God’s love to children in need. The center partners with a local church through an evangelical partner made up of church leaders. For five days a week, children eat delicious meals cooked by the center staff. In addition to receiving an education, children are taught from the Word of God. Every afternoon a devotion is given and two times a week Bible classes are taught to the children.
Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. The majority religion is Christianity and is primarily Roman Catholic. Families in Guatemala suffer from many difficult circumstances such as drug use, alcoholism, physical violence, broken homes, and malnourishment. Often children are forced to begin working at an early age. Many families are extremely poor, live in small dilapidated homes and don’t make enough to provide for their physical needs.