We recently learned that Samantha Sindlinger, the granddaughter of Don and Maxine Heuberger, would be spending a year serving at a school for orphans and abandoned children in Mexico. This information was presented at the September church council meeting. The council voted to designate our missionary support dollars to Sam for the next 12 months. Sam will be teaching English to the children.
The Esperanza Viva Youth Home is located just outside of Puebla, Mexico (a city of 1.5 million people). It was founded by Jerry and Suzy McNally who began their mission work in Mexico in 1985 by planting churches and evangelizing. They moved to Puebla in 1994 where they founded and became directors of the ministry. They continue to serve as directors over Esperanza Viva, Nations School, and other ministries.
Many children come to the orphanage and have either never attended school or have had very little education. Without basic education, these children would be survivors instead of having the opportunity to become a self-sufficient citizen.
Since the amount of communication we have received from our missionaries has varied greatly over the past five years, the council added a stipulation that we must receive an update from the missionary each month. If we fail to hear from them for two months, payment will be withheld until we receive an update on their ministry.
Please keep Sam in your prayers as she begins her service to our Lord in Mexico. If you would like to learn more about the organization she will be working with you can go to www.lovehopemercy.org.