Blessings brothers and sisters may the love and peace of God be in your hearts abound more and more in this new year 2015.
I hope that you may rejoice in reading this letter. We the Tay Martinez family want to share how blessed we were to be able to travel to Guatemala with the purpose of visiting our families and share the good news of salvation, with many people in need in our communities (San Martin Jilotepeque and San Andrés Itzapa).
God opened the doors to be channels of blessing in “Escuela Rural Mixta” a school in the area of Chijocon on January 5 this year; we had the opportunity to bless 40 families and 80 children with their school supplies from first grade through sixth grade. This included everything from notebooks, paintings, drawings, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, pencils and pens. The Holy Spirit gave us the wisdom to manage well the financial resources that the brothers and sisters had placed in our hands, in order to help children but still bless the school with a desk and filing cabinet for organizing children’s work. In addition bless 5 neediest families by paying the registration of their children in school.
It is important to share that registration had a cost of $6.00 per child. Anyone here in the United States could say that's nothing; but sad to know the value of a regular work day for one of these people, it is (50 Quetzales) equivalent to $7.00. We are members of Fountain of Salvation in North Bergen, every year we hear “Make a child smile on Christmas day.” The vision has been captured and it was wonderful to see the joy that radiated the faces of the children who were blessed with gifts that they wanted for Christmas and were surprised by the sponsorships PASPLAND and North Bergen who sent their gifts.
As parents we were very ministered as Yamanni our daughter who is 9 years old got to see the reality of life in Guatemala. These children live with basics only. How blessed we are to live in such abundance in this nation. I pray that God will supply them so they can succeed in their studies and start getting out of extreme poverty. Let’s continue to sow in the needy. We give all the glory to our God and declare blessings over the ministry of Fountain of Salvation.
Family: Tay Martinez