By Heather Radu-
There are so many new things going on with Forever Changed International that it gets hard to tell you about all of them—I don’t know where to begin!
First, no, we are not giving up on our traditional areas of service—ministering to the wonderful children at Dorie’s Promise and serving the poor at the dump in Guatemala City. We are expanding!
One way God is helping us expand our ministry is by bringing new, excited people into it. Pablo Villagran is our new mission leader, and he is bringing fresh energy and ideas to the work here. He will be heading up some of the best service projects we have had the joy of undertaking. Pablo has been around Forever Changed since he was young, so he knows that our heart is to help the underserved people of Guatemala City. And that is his heart, too.
The people of Linda Vista are one of these underserved groups we will be happy to serve under Pablo’s leadership. Many there just need a place to raise their families. There are, however, few jobs in the area, so crime levels have gone up. Still, it is a place where children play on the streets regularly. Our aim is to help them grow up in an environment that is healthy and safe.
If you are as excited as I am about Pablo and about ministering in Linda Vista, I encourage you to come to Guatemala City this summer. Come alone or on a trip with others you know. We would love to have your help!
One thing I want to stress, though: Early and mid-summer fill up quickly, and we are often left with no one to help us in the later months like August and September.
Please consider booking a trip to Dorie’s Promise Guatemala during August or September. We are always grateful for the help mission trippers give us, but we will be even happier to see you during the time in which we have the greatest need. We look forward to seeing you, and we pray that God blesses your summer no matter where he might send you!