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Friday, April 16, 2010

News from Afar

My beloved brother is off on a trip. I'm usually a little envious when he travels, especially when he takes his family somewhere awesome like Arizona, where he takes all sorts of amazing photos.
However, this is not a fun trip.
This time, he has gone to Managua, Nicaragua with a group of men. They have a very special mission to fulfill, but I'll let him tell you about it in his own words.
So, without further ado, I give you, Tim!
Our focus here is to support a rescue home for 16 abused girls who were born in and living in the Managua city garbage dump, “La Chureca”. The rescue home will soon be bringing 8 additional girls out of the dump in order to provide them with a safe and healthy family environment as well as a good education.I can’t put into words the horrific conditions here, but work continues. It is heart breaking to see so many children who remain in the dump, but it is encouraging to know that the rescue home is working toward bringing a total of 48 girls out of a living hell.We began building a structure that will be used as a feeding centre and we are working hard to complete it by Friday. Yesterday we met and helped to feed over 150 children in the scorching sun, many of whom were forced to sit on the ground as they ate in dirty and putrid conditions. These children will benefit from the new feeding centre for years to come.
There you have it.
I'm very proud of Tim and can't wait to hear all about it when he gets home.

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