Join us in the Parlor this Sunday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. to noon to learn more about the upcoming Family Mission Trip to the New Life Children’s Home in Guatemala, June 25-July 2. (Light refreshments will be provided.)
Orphaned, abandoned, and abused children have found a refuge and safe haven at New Life Children’s Home. It is truly a “home” where the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children are addressed.
Special attention is given to introducing them to Jesus Christ, nurturing and discipling them in a relationship with Jesus, and providing each child with a sound academic Christian education.
This return of a group from CUMC to NLCH is a highly relational trip, supporting the work of their summer camps and spending time with the kids.
Associate Girls’ Director Sara Stanton shared on the Christ Church Blog after her time at New Life Children’s Home with Student Ministries last summer:
58 children ranging in age from 3-24 currently live at NLCH along with house parents and several missionaries. The children come from a variety of backgrounds, many having been abused or neglected. In some cases, families simply did not have the resources to care for their own children, and so the children ended up at NLCH …… our team of 13 students and 3 staff served NLCH through work projects and building relationships with the children. In the mornings we completed projects ranging from sanding/repainting benches to trimming trees, and in the afternoons we played sports, games, and colored. In the evenings we enjoyed some soccer games with the older residents.This was a really special time for everyone. Not only did our team become closer as they worked together to play against the very good Guatemalans, but the children from the home also grew closer through the shared goal of beating the visiting Gringos. The games ended in lots of smiles, laughs, and high-fives. No translation necessary. …We are grateful to God for how he worked in the lives of our team members and the children at the home. We pray this is only the beginning of an ongoing relationship with our friends at New Life Children’s Home. Our students already want to go back!
Perhaps God is nudging you to consider going with your Christ Church family as we return to NLCH. This Sunday is your chance to hear first-hand accounts from leaders Mark and Jessica Walters and others who have been themselves.