This has been a very unique and intense three-weeks of ministry at YLM. Many of you have come alongside us with donations and volunteer hours, for which we give thanks! Did you see the article CNN published this week about the “‘Historic’ Surge of Cubans” that we are responding to? Especially note the article’s quotations of YLM’s Pastor and CEO, Dr. Karl Heimer, and visiting ESL teacher, Pastor Steven Massey.
This week we launched ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes and volunteer teacher training at YLM. The 50+ Cubans temporarily staying at the YLM campus provided the immediate opportunity for us to assist in one of the crucial tasks they face when settling in the United States. So far, thirty people in the group currently sheltered at YLM will be settling in El Paso and will continue learning English in our new program.