From My Heart To Yours:
A Message From Miguel
When God speaks, he speaks to our hearts.
In November 1998, God spoke to my heart as I walked the streets of Teupasenti. My mind registered the devastation left by Hurricane Mitch, robbing the livelihood of thousands of Hondurans who already lived on the narrowest margins of survival. My eyes saw the faces of bewildered children wandering barefoot in the rubble, searching for families, for a future, and for hope. My ears took in the fear and sorrow of parents and grandparents wondering how to rise from this unfortunate blow, after generations of poverty.
My mind and senses were overwhelmed, but in the silence of my heart, God spoke. He called me to bring hope to our children and a future to the families of Teupasenti. This was a very personal call - I grew up in Teupasenti. I walked, barefoot, the dusty streets of the village. I saw classmates faint because they had not eaten in days. I sat next to kids who had no pencils or pens to write and no books to read; they had to memorize what the teacher said. As a child, my own mother was not allowed to go to school because her family could not afford a uniform, so she sat outside the classroom and learned to add and subtract by listening and memorizing.
God knew that I could only have one response to this call: YES!
I travel to Teupasenti 8-10 times a year in support of this mission. Now I want to speak to your generous heart. I want to invite you to hear and answer your higher power's call to help this mission. From my hear to yours, I appeal to you to partner with me in breaking the cycle of poverty in one small part of the world. I trust that you, too, will have the same response: YES! With your help we can provide aid, education, and jobs to empower the children and families of Teupasenti.
I can personally assure you that every dollar given to support Children't Rescue Mission will be stretched to do the most good.
Should you walk the streets of Teupasenti in years to come, may your mind register prosperity and peace. May your eyes see the smiling faces of healthy and happy children. May your ears ring with families' plans for a hope-filled future. And in your heart may God speak deep gratitude.