09 Oct Día del Niño (Children’s Day)
Children’s Day is one of the most anticipated days of the year for Honduran children. Their hopes and dreams come to the forefront that day, and as an organization that recognizes the importance of getting upstream and transforming the next generation, we never want to miss an opportunity to strengthen their hope for the future! Our DESEO Program and DESEO Project prepared for weeks to fundraise, prepare the show, and buy supplies and gifts for each child. In some schools, parents collect enough money to have a big celebration for Children’s Day. They buy cake, a piñata, food, toys, etc. However, this is not the case for the schools in which the DESEO team serves. These schools and families don’t have access to such resources, so it is the DESEO team and many people donating money who makes it possible. In addition to visiting some 1,000 children in various schools, the team was also able to go to the public hospital that week. The children there weren’t expecting to be able to take part in any Children’s Day celebration, so they were thrilled to see DESEO dressed up, spending time with them, giving out presents, and sharing smiles with them. Finally, two church plants were also able to put on big celebrations that brought many children into the churches. We pray that more children and their families are brought into the communities of the Barrio Belén and Villamí churches through ministries such as these.