Throughout the pandemic, Christ Lutheran has continued to support Edvin Yadiel through Compassion International. Despite not being able to meet in person at Hogar de Esperanza, the center in Guatemala that Edvin attends, Compassion employees and volunteers have continued to check in with Edvin and other students in person and by phone as well as provide their families with food and hygiene supplies.
Compassion International has reached out to supporters with a special request for funds that will allow centers like Edvin’s to reopen. This money will be used to purchase cleaning supplies, provide handwashing stations, and to purchase desks and other supplies that will allow for greater physical spacing and reduce sharing of materials among students.
If you are interested in donating to this cause, you can do so online or by sending a check to the church. To donate online, please visit Compassion.com/BlessMyChildsCenter; this option does require that you use an existing Compassion International login or create your own. We will also be collecting donations as a group which will then be pooled and sent to Compassion International using our existing group login. To donate in this way, please write a check to Christ Lutheran Church, and note that the funds are for the “Compassion International Center”.
The funds for Edvin’s sponsorship normally come from offering collected during Sunday School. As our Sunday School attendance remains low, donations would also be accepted to help offset the decrease in Sunday School offering income. If you wish to contribute toward Edvin’s individual sponsorship, please write a check to Christ Lutheran Church with “Edvin” written in the memo line.
Thank you for your consideration, and please continue to keep Edvin and his family in your prayers. Please contact Jennie Aikman with any questions.