Since February, things have looked very different at Seeds of Love and Hope International Society. It is a lot quieter and a lot less crowded. Colombia is still on very strict quarantine regulations making things safer yet a lot more difficult.
During these difficult times, our staff have been working very hard to care for these kids and their families. Our staff have done home visits where they bring groceries to each home and check in with the families. They’ve also been using this time to pray for the kids and remind them of the strength of our God and how they do not need to be afraid.
Our friends at Saciar have still been delivering large trucks full of donated food. This has been a huge help in ensuring our families are well taken care of and provided for! This has allowed our staff to make grocery packs for each family; for a lot of our families, their main source of food is lunches at our centre. Our staff have also ensured that our kids have access to the medicine and health care they need during this time and have included those items in their grocery packs.
Please continue to pray. Pray that God would keep our staff safe as they serve our neighbourhood. Pray that God would use this situation for His glory and that we would all be able to gather again soon!
Below are some Photo Galleries. Please click on them and take a look at all that has been going on over the last few months. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
A Message from our Board of Directors
We are sure many of you are wondering what is happening at the centre in Colombia with this pandemic outbreak. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve in BC and around the world, we know it has many feeling anxious and uncertain. We all need to continue to do our part and most notably, that means adhering to social distancing requirements. With that said, we wanted to update you with what decisions have been made at the centre.
The centre has been closed to all activities. Because of this, there has been concern for the children and their families as to food. Because resources are hard and these families live in extreme poverty, the food they receive from the centre is sometimes the only food they will get for the day.
This concerns the staff at the centre as well. They love these families and it breaks their hearts to see them in this situation. Therefore, we have set up services that deliver food to the centre once a week and then the staff sort it and make up care packages for each family. The staff then hand delivers the packages of food to each family all the while keeping safe distance and being very cautious as to not expose themselves to the danger of this virus.
We ask that you please pray for the families in Medellin, Colombia as well as for the safety of our staff and all involved during this difficult time. We hope and pray that this will soon pass and we can get back to regular ministry at the centre.
In His love,