I guess you could say we are breaking new ground with Project Hope this year, as we have added some of our current programs to include our three Ministry Planning Board members working on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. This year they are receiving backpacks, shoes and blankets.
We have lots of experience with backpacks and blankets in Mexico, but providing pastors with shoes to distribute is a new program. We have added a few different items to their backpacks as well based off what students in the United States are asked to have.
Here are the contents of their backpacks:
- five folders,
- three spiral notebooks,
- two boxes of pencils,
- ten pens,
- a box of crayons,
- two glue sticks,
- three erasers,
- two pencil sharpeners,
- a pair of scissors,
- a ruler,
- four highlighters,
- box of colored pencils,
- 3x5 cards,
- post it notes,
- white-board markers, a box of paperclips,
- and a pack of computer paper.
Fifty of the seventy-two backpacks that made their way to San Carlos last week are already in the hands of the pastors and twenty-five of those were handed out in less then three hours. Below is a picture of Pastor Ed receiving his backpacks.
The pastor’s have told us they are excited to be a part of this program. Like our pastors in Mexico, they see a lot of needs in the communities they live and work in and being provided with resources to help meet some of those needs is a great blessing.