In Psalm 63, from within the wilderness, David cries out,
“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you.”
Can you feel David’s desperation for more of God? The deep, insatiable longing of his soul. Do we have such a desire for God beloved? Oh that we would long for God more than we would water in the desert!!
As we end an amazing 2018 and look toward 2019, we want more! More of God. More of His glory in our lives. More of His working in Palacaguina to change and impact the lives of children and families. More partners who will join alongside us in what God is so clearly doing. More of seeing God move in ways that only HE can! More obedience to walk where the Lord leads and more faith to trust in Him through what may seem like the impossible. We want more!! And our prayer is that none of us will be satisfied with where we are spiritually or what we have experienced in Christ. But rather, that our whole beings would long for more of God in our lives, in our families and in our ministries this year! More of God’s kingdom and power!! Amen!
2018 KINDER GRADUATION
On December 5th we celebrated our preschool kindergarten graduation. These children are our second preschool class we have graduated to primary school. And most of these 25 children have been at PCA for 2 full years. We are looking forward to seeing all God has in store for their bright future!!
LOVE AND OUTREACH
We had the opportunity to help give 100 toys this Christmas to children of limited means. Showing the love of God, provoking a smile and a reason for hope. What a blessing to have been part of such an outreach.
BRINGING CHRISTMAS JOY
Each year the ministry of education delivers toys to public school students for Christmas. However, they only have one day to accomplish this and not enough resources. So, for the second year, we partnered with the MINED using our vehicles and resources to helping them deliver toys into very remote areas of Palacaguina. What a blessing to bring joy to these children who live in very humble places. You can see their smiles of joy.
As we are in between school years, this is an opportunity to work on several projects to help with next year. We are currently in the process of renovating our school offices to be actual offices, building a safety wall behind the school to protect against landslides and expanding our cafeteria space. Depending on funds, we are hoping to improve our kitchen as well. Moving the food operation to the school is a major need.
Due to changes in sponsorship we have 12 current students in need of being sponsored for 2019. It would be really good to obtain sponsorships of these 12 students before February, so we can direct our focus on new students needing sponsors. Please share with others about the good work being done in Palacaguina and invite them to partner with us in sponsoring a child for only $40 a month to Change a Generation.
END OF YEAR TAX STATEMENTS
We will be working on 2018 year-end tax statements the beginning of January and sending out via e-mail. If you need your giving statement before January 31st, please reach out to me so I can deliver it to you earlier.
- Pray every child will be sponsored for 2019
- Pray for the completion and funding of our Dec/Jan Projects
- Pray for our season of training/preparing our next school year
What a blessing to share with you about all God is doing and is about to do at PCA in Palacaguina. We are grateful for each of you who are praying for and investing in the ministry of PCA. Know that you are absolutely making a real difference in the lives of children and families through your partnership. God is good!! We look forward to serving with you and sharing with you all through 2019!!!
Dios te bendiga de la familia Witonski!!! (God Bless you from the Witonski family)
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