This incredible group of students from Lone Oak High School has made a lasting impact on so many orphan children in El Salvador. We are so thankful to everyone who helped make this trip possible! There are too many to mention, but we hope that you know if you have done anything for this cause, you have affected the lives not only of orphans, but of those watching your love be shown around the world. You have made a difference to COUNTLESS children in El Salvador, and a major difference in the students who participated in this trip. They truly are our Future Business Leaders and the next generation to improve conditions around the world. Thank you for helping them be so service-minded!!!
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Today the team traveled west to the town of Ahuachapán, near the Guatemalan border. Here they visited with local residents, delivering rice and beans to the community.
When they learned our group was coming, more than 300 children came into town and lined up for balloon characters, face painting, crafts, games and lots of fun with our students!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Upon seeing the need for mattresses and pillows, the group was able to purchase just what the center needed! Tonight, over 40 young men sleeping in this former prison will have a brand new soft mattress and they will lay their heads on new pillows, all bought with love!
If you look closely at these two photos from past Starfish trips, you will see the conditions of the shoes some of the boys are wearing, and you will notice that they often play soccer and spend their day with no shoes to wear at all.
|One of the LOHS girls fitting shoes on Moses! Thank you Sketchers!|
Tomorrow our group will be traveling to remote villages near the boarder of Guatemala. They will see the circumstances that many of the children in the orphanages have come from. The team will learn a lot about Salvadoran culture in rural communities and see first hand how they live off the land.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
On Wednesday, February 16th the
Lone Oak High School Beta Club
The students and their parents have spent the past few months working together diligently to collect donations from corporations, local businesses and individuals in the community!Thanks to their great efforts, and the generosity of so many supporters, more than $20,000 in funds and supplies will be put to use, making a difference to countless orphan children this week!
The group would like to thank the many corporate and individual sponsors who have made this possible! It often seems that with 147 MILLION ORPHANS around the world, the problem is just to big for our meek efforts to make a difference.
Your contributions will make a difference for so many, and hopefully encourage others that it is possible to MAKE A DIFFERENCE, ONE CHILD AT A TIME!!!
Please join us in the parking lot of Lone Oak High School at 2pm on Wednesday to help send the team off! We encourage you to follow along through this blog daily!
Please post words of encouragement throughout the week for the students as they embark on this incredible journey to aid orphan children!!!