Jenifer is a shy little girl in Guatemala. She lives with her mother and her older brother in a small house located on a dangerous highway. Jenifer’s father abandoned her when she was born, which has caused a lot of emotional trauma in her life. She gets sad when her classmates talk about their fathers and often asks her mother when her father will return. Despite her circumstances, Jenifer is a generally happy child who enjoys coloring, playing with dolls, and playing soccer. Jenifer’s mother was unable to find a permanent job, so she washes and irons clothing to make a living. However, her wages are low and she is unable to provide for all of Jenifer’s needs. At the Oratorio Child and Youth Development Center, Jenifer will receive clothing, nutritious food, medical care, and teaching from the Word of God! By coming alongside Jenifer as her sponsor, you can help teach her about the love of her heavenly Father who will never abandon her. Thank you for making a life-changing impact on Jenifer’s life!
Oratorio Child Development Center
The Oratorio Child Development Center serves children in the small city of Oratorio in Guatemala. At the center, children attend general education classes in addition to learning life skills. Staff provide the children with nutritious meals each day. Every week teachers share from God’s Word in devotion time in addition to leading Bible classes. Since many children do not attend church, the center also participates in evangelistic events such as summer camp each year.
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.