MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017
From all of us at CDI (kids, staff and volunteers)
We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We hope that you spend a good time surrounded by those you love.We also hope you enjoy these photos and videos of some of the Christmas parties we had at all of our CDI locations.
Thank you to all of your for prayers, financial support and for giving your time by coming down on mission trips to serve at our CDIs. Your support is incredibly valuable to us and always thank the Lord for you and your generosity.
Please pray for 2018. We are praying for more growth and we are praying for opportunities to better serve all of our students.
We also want to ask you to specifically pray for Andrea Nicole, she attends our La Lima CDI. She was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. So far, she is receiving the treatment she needs and responding well, but please join us in praying for a fully and speedy recovery and for her family to be the support system she needs.
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN CENTRAL AMERICA
PICTURED ABOVE: Edwin Alejandro from La Lima dressed as José Trinidad Cabañas, a Honduran forefather LEFT: Carmen Adriana from La Ceiba, with her medal for honor roll RIGHT: Valeria Dayana, Kelly Sarai and Bryan Daniel from Soyapango singing the El Salvador national anthem.
Dear sponsors and friends,
Summer is over and our kids have less than 2 months left of school. September was month of celebrating the Independence Day for all 4 countries where we have a CDI (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua). All of these countries acquired their independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. It was so fun to see our students march and put together school programs to celebrate each country’s Independence Day.
LEFT PHOTO: Jeyson Francisco from La Ceiba playing a traditional Garífuna drum. Garífunas are one of the groups of people of African descent that live on the north coast of Honduras. RIGHT PHOTO: (Closest to the camera) Andrea Michell marching with the Honor Roll class in Danli.
LEFT PHOTO: Christofer Alexis from La Libertad wearing a traditional hat from El Salvador. RIGHT PHOTO: Stephany Nireybi proudly wearing her honor roll medal as she marched in La Lima.
Prayers: -We are starting our home stretch for the school year! We want to finish strong, so please pray that our students give it their all in these last 2 months – For our staff. We are so grateful for all of the people who make what we do on a daily basis possible. From cooking, to cleaning, to teaching and playing with our kids, they do it all! Please pray for their health and for passion to continue to do the work we do. -Safety of our kids and their communities. We are well aware that the communities we are serving have high crime rates, so please keep our staff, our kids and their families in your prayers. Praises: -Our sponsors and supporters. Whether you give a one time donation, or you give monthly to sponsor a student. None of the work we do would be possible without your prayers and financial support. THANK YOU PICTURED BELOW: José Efrain, Emely Ariana, Ali Howard, Alisson Tatiana and Angel Alexander at the El Volcan CDI of San Salvador. The kids are dressed as some of the many Salvadorian patriots who work to make their country better every day.