Our goal is to help those in need around the world. We were able to do this by partnering with friends from our church Sam and Marcie Nicholson who founded the Cocama Project in Peru. To find out more about their ministry you can check out their page at cocamaproject.org. We've been hearing about this ministry for the past 4 years at our church and we are so excited that this year we were able to partner with them so the kids in the community they support were able to receive school supplies. . Most of these kids like the kids in Africa we help have never had school supplies of their own. Above is the short video Sam made of the kids saying...usupaki (thank you in Cocama) for their school supplies.
Sam and Marcie were able to buy the kids paper/notebooks, pencils, markers, color pencils,erasers etc with the funds we gave them. We were also able to send them with big pencil sharpeners for each of the rooms to be installed at the school.
Sam and Marcie put in a lot of work to purchase these school supplies locally with the funding we gave them and organize this give away for us. But I know Marcie and Sam thought it was worth it to be able to help bless this community and these kids.
Here is a picture of Marcie with a family who's daughter received school supplies.
The little girls smile says it all.