In November 2016 we initiated a 10 year partnership with Food for the Hungry (FH) and the village of Acul, Guatemala. Our partnership will help the people of Acul achieve their community development goals.
1. Develop a sustainable source of clean and safe drinking water.
2. Establish a health care facility within the town.
3. Expand their school so that a greater percentage of children will receive an education.
 Along with these specific development goals we will be partnering with FH in their work in the village to end chronic malnutrition and crippling material poverty. Our partnership is driven by child sponsorship and we have a goal to sponsor at least 100 kids through the community of New Life. 
Just this November  a team from New Life went to Acul for an info gathering visit and Pastor Andrew was able to meet his sponsor child. Here’s a bit from his experience…

As a sponsor partner I had the opportunity to see the needs and the opportunities first hand. It was incredible to meet the little girl whose picture is on our fridge. We met her family and saw what daily life looks like for the children of Acul. It brought me great hope that with some education, some support, and the success of the community development plan that we can help the people of Acul live full lives thriving in their culture in health and security.

Pastor Andrew MacDonald
If you would like to sponsor a child please come in to the church office. For more info about child sponsorship through fh click here.

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