As we begin 2013, I continue to be amazed at the doors He opens for us to reach people. I am still trying to grasp all He did in 2012 and yet, we are already off and running with Him in 2013. I have always said two things: 1) I can sleep on the plane and 2) I can rest when I die. I think I need to take a few more flights!!! ha ha
We are BLESSED to adding another day at our Kids Connection Breakfast. Beginning in Feb we will be serving a free hot breakfast every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I am THRILLED with being able to do this. So we will be serving approximately 300 children and parents every week!!!! These kids are either HIV+ or have cancer and are just precious!!!! And we are excited to be His hand extended to this group of people.
Our Crisis Center continues to reach people and touch lives. Almost every week we have reports of eternal decisions being made or lives being changed through the counseling sessions. It truly is a place where people can come who are in crisis and need help. Many times, they just need someone to listen to them! We try to help in any way possible.
We continue to expand our way of reaching others, particularly the children of El Salvador. In the areas of Soyapongo and Ilopango, two very densely populated but very poor areas, there are an estimated 454,000 children between the ages of 1 and 4 and another 684,000 between the ages of 5 and 9. That is over 1.1 million kids living in horrible conditions with little future or hope. And because of the poverty, these 2 areas also have the highest population of gangs. Studies have