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  1. Mission Trip To PeruJune 2005 Living Word Evangelical Lutheran Church Living Word 6.5 hrs Luz Divina

  2. Friday Morning – departing from Hotel

  3. Emanuel Lutheran Church

  4. Emanuel Neighborhood

  5. Emanuel Neighborhood

  6. Emanuel Neighborhood

  7. Emanuel Children Danced For Us

  8. Yahoo!

  9. They Loved to Pose for Camera

  10. Two Big Smiles Up Front(Plus One On The Wall In Back)

  11. We Shared Photos & Stories

  12. Nutritious Lunch With Children

  13. More Fun With Digital Camera

  14. Children Were Fascinated by Digital Cameras

  15. View Through Front Window of Emanuel

  16. Pastor Armando, Pastor Pedro, y Walter

  17. Sister Matilde Accepts Gifts from Spirit of Joy to Emanuel

  18. Sister Matilde Explains Emanuel’s Needs

  19. Future Roger Clemens?

  20. More Emanuel Neighborhood

  21. After-School Tutoring at Luz Divina Lasts 3 Hours Each Day

  22. This Room Is On Recently Completed 2nd Floor Above Sanctuary

  23. 3rd Floor Still Untouched Since Purchase

  24. More of 3rd Floor

  25. Old Photo of Current Luz Divina Sanctuary Site Before Construction

  26. Typical Housing in Marquez

  27. Pacific Ocean Is Just Beyond This Field At The Edge of Marquez, A Short Walk From Luz Divina. This Field Is A Former Landfill. Note Mounds of Garbage on Right Horizon

  28. Van is Parked in Front of Education Building View From 3rd Floor of Luz Divina

  29. Luz Divina Children

  30. Maria y Julio

  31. Meeting With ‘Women & Family’ Ministry

  32. The Women’s Ministry Produces Crafts & Jewelry To Help Raise Money

  33. The Meeting Turned Into A Dance

  34. Church Council Meeting

  35. Ministries de Luz Divina • Wellness and Family Counseling • How to care of one’s body • Teaches how to make crafts, how to work, and support one’s family • Counsels broken families

  36. Ministries de Luz Divina • Music • Helps children at risk • Wants to develop choir & groups of choirs with other area churches • Youth recorded CD with 6 folkloric songs • Can order your copy through Living Word via the Youth Music page of Luz Divina’s website at www.luzdivina.org/ -- then button entitled “Youth Music”

  37. Ministries de Luz Divina • Caring Cabbies • Few people can afford medical care or the cost of transportation to the local clinic • This ministry provides transportation to those in need

  38. Ministries de Luz Divina • “Solidarity” Ministry • A community action group formed to address the problem of AIDS and HIV • Tim Warner is working with Luz Divina Ministry & Dr’s at M.D. Anderson. • have plans to make a VCR in Spanish to educate the Luz Divina Youth about Aids and HIV.

  39. Luz Divina Counsels Community ofMarquez on Prevention of HIV & AIDS

  40. Ministries de Luz Divina • Youth • After school tutoring & counseling • Many families can’t afford the cost of school supplies and uniforms (about $35 per month) so children begin dropping out of school after 8th grade • We are now working on a program for us in the USA to sponsor a child for a year of education.

  41. Luz Divina ObjectivesJuly 2005 – June 2006 • Develop skills in children for dancing, singing, and acting • Increase children from 50 to 100 • Develop the children into leaders • Get at least 50% of the parents to attend church

  42. Luz Divina ObjectivesJuly 2005 – June 2006 • Get 70 children into Sunday school • Feb 2006: Vacation Bible School • April 2006: Field trip for children with their parents • June 2006: Program showcasing children’s talents

  43. Oven Purchased With Funds From Living Word

  44. The Cycle of Poverty • Children quit school after 8th grade because their families can’t afford the registration, uniforms, supplies & meals • Leaves children with nothing to do and no employable skills • Idle time leads to crime and children having children • Children grow up not knowing their father

  45. The Cycle of Poverty • Mothers raise children and have no income • Some mothers sell merchandise on street corners while children stay home alone • Mother can’t afford education for her children when they approach high school • It starts over again

  46. Break The Cycle of Poverty • Completing an education is the key to getting a child out of the cycle • Families need financial assistance • Luz Divina has proposed an “Adopt A Grandchild” program • Children apply to ILEP to be put on “adoption list” • Person from TX-LA Synod adopts an ILEP student and funds his/her education • $100 per year + $35 per month x 9 months = $415/yr

  47. Daniel in the Lions Den Game at Vacation Bible School

  48. Kids at Vacation Bible School

  49. Fun With Music

  50. Temporary Tattoos (Luther Roses)