Merry Christmas to Everyone.
As the time of celebrating our Lord's birth nears, it is also a time to give thanks for the many blessings we have had this past year. This has been an incredible year for Abigail Association here in El Salvador. At the Crisis Center, we have been able to grow our services and the number of Bible studies each week. We will soon be offering free dental exams in addition to our free medical exams, free medicines, and free counseling. We were also able to give micro-loans to single mothers to help them start their own business and be self-supporting.
This year, we were also able to start a little Abigail Crisis Center in Cuidad Victoria, Cabanas. This is a rural town with few services. So the used clothing we take is a huge blessings to them. We have also been able to supply them with goods for vocational classes. Many of the ladies there cannot read or write. So they are able to take classes to learn sewing or crocheting and then are able to sell what they make. It blesses us and blesses them! We plan to expand our services there as well in the coming year.
This year, Abigail began planning a project for 2012 in another area of Cabanas called Santa Marta. This is also a very poor rural area where many do not have electric or water. There are an estimated 7500+ people living in that area. Our project will be to construct and maintain a multi-purpose building. This building will be used as a church on Sunday and then, through the week, as a medical clinic and as a classroom for vocational classes. We will be able to take medical teams, clothing, food and so much more there for the people who have