After a summer of activities at our mission in Anapra, the children and youth are back in school. On September 28th, 370 students received encouragement and supplies to make this a successful year. Most of the recipients were pre-registered to receive the help and arrived ready with tickets in hand to show they were on our list to receive help. Many families also came who were not registered and we were able to provide them with help as well. Students received a backpack filled with school supplies and hygiene supplies. Bible story books and craft activities were also included. Children were eager to open up the backpacks they received and examine the variety of items that would help them at school.
As the crowd waited for the distribution to begin, children from the mission, Iglesia de la Santa Biblia (Church of the Holy Bible) provided a choreographed performance of three songs. Two bounce houses and a trampoline provided fun and an outlet for energetic children. After the school supplies were completely distributed, members of the mission church remained to share a meal and also distribute food baskets to a smaller number of families in need of help.