Fall is upon us, and we are ready for the season of our Savior’s birth to begin! You helped us reach our goal to bless each child last year; we need your help again this season! Our dream is to give each child a new backpack containing clothing, school supplies, and a toy!
Although Christmas looks quite differently in South America, extreme heat and unpredictably rainy days, Bolivians celebrate this holiday in many similar ways as you and I. Family gathers together, prepares favorite traditional foods, and exchanges gifts. Believers join with the Body to celebrate and commemorate this event, and to praise God for His provision of a Redeemer.
Please consider Nacer Ministries in your Christmas budgeting! Our desire is to shower each child with a backpack full of blessing. In order to do this, we do request that for each child $50 is donated! We have an approximate number of 150 kids within the ministry, and our hope is to have a donor for each child!
If you are interested in this aspect of Nacer Ministry’s outreach, PLEASE check out the information on our webpage! Click on the “donation” link and follow the steps to give specifically to our Christmas Backpacks!
NACER Celebrates Two More Anniversaries
Thanks to each of you who support the ministry in prayer and finances, we can celebrate another year of God’s work in Bolivian kids’ lives!
Founded 15 years ago, the Nacer home can house as many as 90 boys and currently houses approximately 50 young men. Under Nacer Ministries there are 4 other homes offering shelter, food, education, and spiritual discipleship for boys and girls in Bolivia. On September 1st staff, present boys, former boys, and board members of Nacer USA were blessed with a grand celebration. All day the boys competed in different sports events and lunch was a grand affair!
We heard many words of praise from several current and former boys, as well as from staff members. It was a day greatly blessed by our God, and we pray that He will allow us 15 more years of challenging yet rewarding ministry.
One of our two homes in PostrerValle also celebrated an anniversary this month. Nacer Ministries has run this home, Esperanza Viva (Hope Lives), for families of kids for 6 years. The day was filled with different competitions, games, and lots of food! The kids competed in a marathon race in the morning and for lunch they feasted on a Bolivian favorite, grilled chicken!
We praise God for his provision in the ministry. We are humbled to know His beautiful sovereignty allows the homes to continue to reach out to Bolivian children in need. This home meets very specific needs of kids whose parents have abandoned or mistreated them. Brothers and sisters stay together and continue to grow as a family unit under the care of the Esperanza Viva home.
Abel is 15 years old. Where his family lives, the closest school is nearly a five hour walk from their house. Since he was unable to study due to the distance from the school and the family’s economic situation, upon arriving at our Internado Emanuel he entered the third grade as a 15-year old. The Internado Emanuel gives children like Abel and others the access to education that they would not otherwise have due to the remoteness of the living situations of their families. The home is providing Abel and the others with the resources needed to study, a support system, and hope in Christ.
Please Pray for Nacer Ministries
- Pray for the kids in our homes. Pray for their health, perseverance, and spiritual growth!
- Pray for the workers. Pray that in these days of staff meetings they will be renewed and refreshed! Pray that they will find a unity among them, the God that connects each of them!
- Pray for the students in each of the homes. Pray for their studies in these last two months of classes. Pray that they work hard and understand that God is honored in their hard work. Pray that they also understand the lives God will provide as a result of their good school work!
- Over everything else, pray that GOD IS GLORIFIED in us and in this ministry!