Esther's Heart Ministry Pray Letters
May 1, 2018
Dear ministry Partner,
In April we held 2 events to celebrate Easter. We had two because we have so many children now that we need to divide them to serve them better. We are currently serving 111 children. Out of the 111 children 90 attended our Easter events. Every one of the 90 children professed Jesus Christ to be their Savior!
A funny story: After our Bible story (the theme was “Let the children come to me.”) We hid “Easter” eggs and had the children look for them. Easter is in quotations because Easter eggs, bunny, etc. are not part of the Salvadorian culture. We also want to keep Jesus the center of Easter. To our children this is just a fun game to play. Our newest children have never seen this game, so they were unaware that the eggs had prizes in them. As the kids were gathering their eggs, I reminded them to put the plastic eggs in the box when they were done so we could use them again next year. The new kids, after finding all the eggs, ran directly to the box and dumped all their eggs in the box without opening them and taking their prizes. It was double the fun for them once they realized there were prizes.
I was in GA and TN to do some fundraising as well as to meet some groups that have been supporting EHM. I want to say thank you to Serendipity Sunday School Class for hosting me at Hopewell Methodist Church as well as to Stitches of love who greeted me so warmly in TN. The trip was a success as we had many more people partner with us.
Many of you received letters from your sponsor children in April. If you have not received one, please be patient. They are on the way. Thanks to those of you who have already written back. If you would like to write to your sponsor child you can use our website, or our email address.
We are also thankful that some of you entrusted us with your prayer requests. Please know that we pray for all our partners on a weekly basis. If you have specific prayer requests, you can send them to us via our email. We appreciate your continued prayer for us.
In His Service,
Beth Alegria, Director
Word of the month: Padrino/a—godfather or godmother. Our kids call their sponsors padrino/a.