On August 20th, Hilltop Tabernacle Pentecostal Church (that's in Ontario, Canada), with the leadership of Dave Heins, held a charity auction to benefit Caring Hearts. The idea was to ask people if they had two of something, or something lying in the basement, garage, or attic that hadn't been used for year, to donate their extra stuff to be auctioned off.
Well, people had some extra stuff. A variety of items from garden tools, kitchen utensils, plates, coffee makers, antiques, oil paintings, construction tools, rotor tillers, ride on lawn mover, stereos, computers, painted plates, downhill skis, beds, tables, chairs, and even a kitchen sink or two, were donated. It was all photographed, and the event was advertised. They hired a popular auctioneer from the area, and he cut his price in half!
Businesses offered season tickets to OHL hockey game tickets, free meals at restaurants, rooms at seasonal vacation spots, etc. There were approximately 200 people bidding on the donated items. A total of 397 items, many of which were bundled packages of several things, were auctioned off. The amount raised was over $8,000 US.
A BIG thank you to Hilltop Tabernacle and Dave Heins for all of their work and dedication to helping the people of San Luis!
Libania and a few of the others at the Blind Center have been trained in massage therapy. Recently, they put up curtains to divide one of the rooms at the center so that they could begin offering therapy and provide clients with a private atmosphere. We're so excited about the initiative that Libania and the others have taken, and we hope that this will help them become more self-sufficient in their new business.
Dear Partners and Friends of Caring Hearts
A Message from Papa Harold
Daisy and I just returned from the orphanage in San Luis helping our new pastor, Francisco Solano and his wife Jenny, and our new director, Daniela Beron (Danny) to become familiar with the ministry of Caring Hearts. Wow! What excitement is brewing with the changes. Our new staff members are well-trained and they have a heart for the ministry. All have felt a call from the Lord for the ministry of Caring Hearts.
They are waiting to meet you and to show you the love they share with you in fulfilling the scripture in Matthew 25.
New Director of Caring Hearts Ministry, Daniela Beron.
Pastor Francisco Solano with his wife Jenny, and son Edmond.
Thanks to a generous donation from friends in Florida, Oasis Boys Home and the Caring Hearts Church youth group were able to hold a children's soccer tournament in a local park near Oasis this past Saturday. The donated balls had the colors which can be used to illustrate the gospel. Pedro Alvarado (Oasis Boys Home Director) and the youth shared with the children using the colors, and then prayed for them. The winners in the tournament games received a ball for their team. It was a blessed event and a chance for our young people to be involved in evangelistic ministry.
Here are some more pictures from the Lebanon/Hilcrest group. Enjoy and be blessed!
People who are hesitant to come on a mission trip can look at pictures of the children and see their smile, but pictures do not do them justice, and there is absolutely no way to describe the wonderful hugs you receive from them. Sending money is nice, but it does not hug these children.
James 2:15-16 Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well, keep warm and well fed.” But does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it?
We delivered, in person, clothes and daily food. What an experience and what a blessing! - Maggie
This will be the new location for our news blog from San Luis Mexico. We want to thank Joe Osborn and his Next Gen team for getting this new site developed. We hope you will be a frequent visitor. Please check weekly to see news of what God is doing at Caring Hearts.
Right now we are in the midst of a busy month, with three groups in a row. We are working now with our second group from St. Ferdinand's in Cranberry PA. They are doing some construction and working with the Bethel School. They are also visiting shut ins. Next week we will be hosting a team from Lebanon Presbyterian Church in West Mifflin PA. They will be constructing a spare room for Edith, one of our helpers at Bethel.
Please be praying for Alex "Nene" our downs syndrome boy from Oasis, who has been diagnosed with TB. He is out of immediate danger and in treatment. All the members of Oasis have been tested and none have the disease. The treatment lasts for 6 months and he will be in partial isolation at the home and will have to use a mask when he goes out.
Please also pray for me as I continue in therapy for my injured leg. It is getting better but very slowly.
We pray you have a blessed Thanksgiving. It is not celebrated here in Mexico so it will be a normal day for us, we hope you remember us in your prayers. Monday they will be celebrating revolution day here, so the kids will have that day off.
Let us know what you think of the new site, we hope to hear from you. Tell your friends and family and help us help the people of San Luis.
PRAY FOR NENE AS HE GOES THROUGH TREATMENT FOR TB. BY FAITH WE HAVE PAID OVER 1850 DOLLARS FOR HIS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT, WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH THIS. PLEASE DROP US A LINE IF YOU LOVE NENE AND WANT TO HELP US WITH HIS MEDICAL TREATMENT.