Amor Christian church in Colima serve each day with their hearts and their hands.
They prepare food at their church, take folding tables and chairs, go out into the neighbourhoods where the poor and elderly live, set up their portable ‘dining room’, and lovingly serve them a nutritious meal. That meal may be the only one the elderly get that day as many have little or no means to support themselves as there are no social services there.
These volunteers love on these elderly people by spending time getting to know them and building relationships. While they are being fed, a volunteer shares from the Bible so these people can hear and learn more about God, His passionate love for them, and His great desire to have a relationship with them. The “comedor” is not only feeding their bodies but also their spirits, and it is a beautiful thing to witness and come alongside of.
HOPE's primary focus will be sending volunteers from Canada to partner with the 'comedor' ministry and also to help at the Casa Cuna orphanage in Colima. Hope volunteers find ways to improve the living conditions of the elderly by doing small construction projects such as pouring concrete and tiling floors, replacing roofs, adding on a new room, or building a small house. Recipients are always encouraged to help out in any way they can so they can take ownership of the work being done and thereby get a 'lift up' and not a 'hand out'. Many of these people live in a shelters made of a few broken boards and tarps with a dirt floor, sleep on a very old dirty mattress with little or no bedding, and rarely have a working shower. Their living conditions are heartbreaking.
Hope volunteers stay at the Casa Cuna orphanage run by Dennis and Diane Unrau. The volunteers help in many ways at the orphanage spending time with the children, daily laundry duties, food preparation, cleaning and building maintenance.
Your prayers for this ministry are most welcome as well as any donations for construction materials for the work to be done there.
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