You Can Help | The Garifuna People
Organized by: Roberto Hernandez
EVENT DATE Jan 20, 2017
Maricruz first visited Aldea Bajamar, Honduras in 2014. In this tiny town in Honduras, she was saddened by the amount of poverty and lack of opportunities the residents had. That’s when God placed it on her heart to do something about it.
Aldea Bajamar is a town made up the Afro-Caribbean Garifuna people. They arrived as enslaved Africans working in mines and on plantations. Today, there are over 600,000 Garifuna, many living in small towns and villages along the sea. In Honduras, after a history of being forced to move from place to place, the Garifuna people live along the North coast of the country.
In Maricruz’ own words, she was struck by “la pobreza extrema y falta de recursos de los padres por no poder comprar y proveer los útiles necesarios para la escuela.”
With your support, we will provide food, sandals, school supplies, and backpacks for 1,500 children and teens. Not only this, but we will also be dispersing packages to the families as well. To top it off, we will be holding a conference to highlight the importance of family, education, and the gospel with families.
“Mi meta es que ninos, jóvenes y adultos conozcan que sí hay esperanza y que posiblemente una mochila con utiles no sera para toda la vida, pero que alguien se preocupa y le interesa su educación secular, y que sea una inspiración para que ellos estudien y sepan la importancia de la educación.”
With your help, we can make give the people of Aldea Bajamar the tools they need to thrive and succeed.
"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” - Acts 20:35