Yesterday I drove to the Comedor Aposento Alto in far northwest Juarez where over 50 volunteers from Colorado and California were
staying while building a home for a needy family as part of a larger effort in the area coordinated by Casas Por Cristo. At dinner tonight the group will hear a presentation on the Comedor’s need for expanded restrooms and showers and a bus that is needed to help transport children to and from the facility. Special thanks to everyone who is in the area this week working to make our world a better place for people in need.
by Rick LoBello
One day Nestor Ramirez told me a story that really touched my heart. It is a simple story of how God has touched his life and how he wants to make a difference in helping the poor people of his community. Nestor lived in Anapra, an area of Juarez that I and so many of us in El Paso have seen from a distance, but have never been to. Anapra is a neighborhood in the city of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, which borders the Rio Grande. It is one of the poorest communities within the city.
Not long ago I visited Nestor’s home and met his family. It was my first visit to Juarez in nearly ten years. They live next to a small church called Aposento Alto. Nestor’s parents minister to the people of Anapra and help to feed the hungry. Tree of Hopes plans to help them in many ways in buying food for the Church to feed the hungry and to build homes for those who live in very sad conditions.
I hope that you will want to help this tree of hopes grow into something beautiful. The seed has been planted and I am helping it grow. Will you join me?
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If you would like to donate now please do so. We need about $2000 a month to keep the current program going to pay all the bills and buy food to feed the children of Anapra.