Today we visited two schools. At each stop we engaged the kids with coloring, crafts and soccer. The poor conditions were again evident in the classrooms and overall facility conditions. We were able to present the Gospel and cultivate what previous teams have done.

We joined the baseball team after lunch and were able to work with the children while the team played. Were also presented the Gospel story and this time had Pastor Reynaldo, the local Baptist pastor, follow up and encourage those who aren’t already attending a church to do so.

Some also toured the training center at Casa de Shelley where we’re staying. This is where locals have the opportunity to learn simple farming, raise chickens, sheep, goats and rabbits as a step to be self-sufficient regarding their basic food needs. While the needs in this community are immense, it is very encouraging to know Because we Care Ministries is making a profound impact in people’s lives.