In July 2016 volunteers with Great Commission Outreach partnered with Locust Grove Baptist Church in New Market, Alabama on a mission trip to Guatemala. During this trip, we worked together in the village of Chuluc and installed a water purification system, provided meals for the villagers, provided new shoes for the children, conducted a medical clinic, and held a Kids Camp with Vacation Bilble School. While in Chuluc we were asked to hold a medical clinic in the neighboring village of La Pila and God placed a calling in our hearts to support this village. Our mission is to model Christ and share His love through service to each other and to the underserved people La Pila.
We believe that by improving the health and education of the children in the community we will change a generation. To accomplish this, we have developed a monthly child sponsorship of $35 per month which gives every school age child the basic necessities needed to achieve their God given potential:
- Monthly financial support for every child wanting to attend school beyond 6th Grade.
- A daily healthy breakfast for every child enrolled in school.
- A monthly food basket for every family that has a child enrolled in school that consists of:
o 5 lbs rice
o 5 lbs beans
o Cooking oil
Sponsors are asked to make a commitment to send letters, cards, and photos to be delivered to sponsored children during each mission trip throughout the year. Photos and videos of sponsored children are posted to Great Commission Outreach’s Facebook page during mission trips and letters from sponsored children are delivered to sponsors in the United States.
In addition to the monthly child sponsorships, donors frequently make designated donations for the La Pila General Fund. These designated donations are used for various community projects such as building improvements and wellness campaigns. All projects highlight the love and encouragement available through Jesus Christ. Our teams incorporate the gospel into all our work with the hope that all people of La Pila will see firsthand the love of Jesus Christ.
To foster trust with the villagers of La Pila, GCO has committed to visiting the community four times a year in March, June, September and December. These trips usually include:
- Medical Clinic
- Kids Camp
- Vacation Bible School
- Special Projects (construction, agricultural, etc)
- Visiting and assisting neighboring villages
Click here to sponsor a child!