Ten Floors and Counting….
“He raises the poor from the dust and the needy from the ash heap.” -Psalm 113:7
In only 3 short days, 10 floors have changed the lives of 10 very grateful families!! It is incredible what God is doing through the Romero family and few of their wonderful benefactors. They write on their blog, “Floors for the Poor is a brand new ministry here at our Malaybalay mission. A friend of ours from Louisiana started it after she heard my sister Kylie talk about the children in Isla Bonita who suffer with sickness and are constantly dirty due to lack of proper flooring. God touched her heart big time in hearing these stories, and Floors for the Poor was born!”
“In just three days Sammy, a few friends, and LOTS of members of the Isla Bonita community built floors for ten families! God is totally blessing this project and everyone involved, not just those who have already received a floor. Isla Bonita is experiencing a revival! The sense of community is renewed as neighbors turn out to help each other build. People are working with each other, for eachother! There is a renewed sense of joy as the incredible gift of a new floor is received at house after house. And best of all, the praise and thanksgiving that is due to our God who sees and provides is ringing out all over the place! What an amazing thing to be a part of!”
An article by the Center for Effective Global Action outlines the danger of dirt floors for people living in poverty and really gives us added motivation to grow this project and give floors to all those in Isla Bonita.
“Dirt floors are a major threat to the health of slum dwellers, by providing a breeding ground for parasites. In neighborhoods without sanitation, fecal matter can enter the house easily and, on a dirt floor, become difficult to spot and remove. This contributes to the heavy burden of parasitic infections in children, resulting in diarrhea, malnutrition and anemia. Among young children, these infections can also affect cognitive development, causing losses in school readiness, skills development, and long-term productivity.”
Lindsey writes, “We still have enough money to do about 50 more floors, but there are plenty more families in need.” Would you consider becoming part of this wonderful project?
Donate to Floors for the Poor (Make sure to write Floors for the Poor in the Memo)
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