Blanca lived in a plastic house with her very ill daughter Margarita who has disabilities.
Thanks to one of my customers we were able to build them a nice little home.
Linda, my wife, enjoying Margarita's company.
Deybin and Pastor Carlos gathering the first guavas. Carlos is the one who rescued Deybin from the garbage dump. Both grew up in extreme poverty. Carlos is the one who inspired my wife and I to get involved.
We are now sending Maricela to learn English.
We sent funding to help put on another room to better serve this family.
Here is the extra room.
Melvin works at the farm caring for the cows, oxen and horses.
Here is Melvin in the back ground packing mercy boxes to help feed our 266 kids with disabilities.
She is real happy with her blessing.
The day Genesis left Nicaragua.
Genesis Birthday dinner and ready to return to Nicaragua.
Many of our Mercy Kids are very fragile and I am very sad to say, we sent funding to bury 15 year old Aleda Blandon who succumbed to Pneumonia.
Sent funding for meds for William, our dear helper who had a blood clot.
Sent help to put a roof on the home of Jender Antonio one of our blind mercy kids.
Sent help to put up a retention wall where water floods the house of Milagro one of our Mercy kids.
Sent funding to buy an orthopedic leg brace for Danny. After that we deeply regretted to hear the sad news that Danny suddenly died of Pneumonia.
The Mercy Center at the farm.
Volunteer Ellen from the USA in Nicaragua working with the Mercy Kids.
June 12 funding was sent to help these kids.
Sent $100 for meds for Mario Esteban
Sent Adaelly funding for meds and a nebulizer. We also recently helped to place a micro business for this family.
Deybin and Rolando were rescued from the dump and now are part of the work.
Sent Byron Benavidez $159 for meds
Sent Eyron Gomez $143 for special milk and vitamins.
Sent help for medication for Jose Gutierrez with Cerebral Palsy.
Back to Nicaragua!
We retuned to Nicaragua to take Genesis and Keylin home. Here again is the picture of when Genesis came to us and the day she left.
Here are pictures from the trip.
Ready to land in Managua
Back in the arms of dad.
We arrived about midnight and the family had gone to bed. At hearing us arrive her big family all awoke and dressed and came out of the surrounding houses to greet Genesis and many wept for joy.
A family gathering at midnight.
Linda, my wife gets a hug from Grandma, who raised Keylin, who was so grateful.
Genesis' church came out to celebrate the new home.
Dedicating Genesis house with Genesis and my hands on the scissors cutting the ribon. How cool!
We also got to see the farm. Here is the Mercy Center at the Farm. A tremendous work by the Mercy Kids Foundation. The work of Mary Nelson who works in Fair Trade in Indiana.
One child is now feeding himself.
This boy learned how to walk at the Mercy Center.
Angeline was getting therapy.
Later we delivered food to Angeline who was living very far into the mountains and it was hard to get help. When an unstable person began to attack her, the family came to Teote. In need of a home, we found this adobe house for sale.
We fixed the electric, water, cemented the adobe walls, made a new latrine, put in a floor and painted.
Visiting the new park at the farm.
Enjoying the new park at the farm.
Linda my flower
Picking coffee at the farm
Beans ready to harvest
Long ago, Torivio was drunk, bloodied and beaten up, when in shadows of a night meeting he heard Pastor Carlos speak about hope and forgiveness. He opened his heart to Christ and now helps us at the farm.
He planted 6 different plants together this year on the higher farmland. Beans, Yucca, Achote, a condiment and 3 kinds of squash.
Above, is the "Farm Tractor" enjoying a field of food.
Visiting the Mercy Homes
Ines was homeless with her daughter and grand son both with disabilities. We built them a home and are helping her with a micro business.
Little Linda's house was swept away in a flash flood. She's happy now in a new home.
We got to say hello to Esperanza and her son and grandson in their new home.
One of our Feeding Centers:
I was asked to help this feeding center to finish their area of construction. Sure could use some help with this.
A family of extreme poverty came up on our radar.
Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325