As a church family, we want to seek to be about gospel saturation in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area. We will continue to seek to be a church that plants churches and continue to train and equip people to do the work of ministry in their context. In the midst of this focus on the community we work, serve, and live in, we also understand the need to be part of what Jesus is doing around the world.
This Christmas we have an opportunity to do just that. We are partnering with Byron and Becky Gudino, who live in Quito, Ecuador and are working through Isaiah 61 International. Redemption Hill is excited to be part of bringing Christmas to a needy area high up on the mountainside in Quito this year. Below is a letter from Byron & Becky about how as a church family we can come alongside their ministry and help them not only give Christmas to 100+ kids, but also have the chance to share the love of Jesus as they seek to plant churches in this needy community.
"The Delfin (dolphin) Daycare needs 100 candy bags, plus they can always use supplies for kids 0-3 years old, such as diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies for the daycare, toilet paper, etc. Byron and I have worked with the Delfin Daycare for many years. They are located in a very poor, mostly black neighborhood called 9 de Julio (July 9), high up on the mountainside in Quito. The government subsidizes the monthly tuition, but the daycare often lacks simple things for the daily care of the children, such as diapers and wipes. Besides sponsoring ten children, paying their tuition so they can be at daycare while their mothers work, Isaiah 61 Ministries also leads a weekly Bible Study there with the director of the daycare, Nila, her husband Johnny, and the workers. We are praying that eventually this Bible Study will grow into another church plant.
In December, we will host a Christmas party for the children and their families, with Luis Vargas, our Christmas Clown, and a gospel message for all. Even though we only sponsor ten of the children, the Christmas party is for everyone.
Thank you so much from all of the kids!
Byron & Becky"
Our goal this Christmas is to raise $300 for the children in this community. This will go along ways to showing the child care workers, the children, family, and the community that they are cared for and loved.
We want to encourage you to please pray as a family about this opportunity and give as God leads you. You can do it online HERE (please make a note that this is for the “Ecuador Christmas Project”) or the next two Sundays at our gathering there will be a chance to give.
See images of children from last year. Click on image to enlarge.