We appreciate each of you so much. We are thankful for your continued prayers and support. April and May were super busy months and there's so much to share, but honestly it has also been a very emotional few months. There are details we can't share due to the privacy of ministries we work with, but it's been hard. We are also coming down to the last weeks of school and a lot of our friends who we have grown to love dearly are leaving. There are beautiful moments in ministry and difficult ones that make it hard to keep going...but we are in it for the long haul. We ask for your prayers as we continue the journey.
We launched our Child Sponsorship Program in April and we are super excited to see these children mentored by incredible friends of ours and flourish as they live each day. There are so many things that we take for granted that these children can only hope for. We have gotten to know many of these children on a personal level and we long to see them grow into confident young men and women who know where their True Hope comes from.
There are still 2 children who need sponsors. Remember, with your $25 Monthly Sponsorship, you are providing a child living in extreme conditions with 2 nutritious meals each day, an educational scholarship that assists with the fees associated with attending school, homework help each day, leadership and mentoring by incredible leaders, and a birthday present and celebration each year!
If you are interested in sponsoring 1 or more children in this program, please respond to this email (Newsletter Email) or send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the password to access the page.
Brandy's Trip to the States
Brandy had an amazing time in the States April 18-28. She was able to spend quality time with friends and family, while fundraising for our ministry. Thank you all so much who hosted parties where she sold beautiful handmade items from Ecuador. If you are interested in fundraising for your upcoming mission trip, adoption or any other cause, please let us know and we will send you details!
Rain, Rain, go away...
Alliance Academy has had some unfortunate flooding due to the super heavy rains we have had in Quito. School was cancelled on one of these occasions for cleanup. Please pray that the rainy season is coming to an end and AAI is able to recover without too much financial strain.
VBS in Rocafuerte and Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Rocafuerte hosted an action packed week of VBS this month and ended the week by giving 250 children Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. The children enjoyed 5 days of music, activities, Bible lessons, crafts, skits and lunch each day. Myrna and Gustavo pour into these children in incredible ways. Thank you all who made the shoeboxes possible! Gustavo and Myrna pour so much into these children and we appreciate them so much!
There are many ministries who teach women a skill, oftentimes how to make jewelry, and the communities we have been working with have asked us for years to teach them. We were able to bring them supplies and give them the freedom to be creative. This small skill will provide their families with sustainable income and give them a project to look forward to several times each week. If you would like to purchase their work or special order specific colors, please let me know!
We love you all - Love, The Murphys
We believe we are called to Know Jesus Christ, Live His Word, and Declare God's Glory! So that's what we are going to do! Join us on our Journey!