It's official! Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) has launched a new child sponsorship program in Mexico! Known as the "Child Relief and Support Program" (CRSP), CERI now reaches school-age children in impoverished communities in Veracruz. The CRSP program meets the physical needs of children who are deprived with food, clothing, and shelter. The program also provides support for educational, social, and spiritual development.Thanks to your gifts on GlobalGiving, children are able to be enrolled in the CRSP program before they have a child sponsor. We are so grateful to you for your generous support, as this type of work takes a community. On behalf of the children CERI serves every single day across the globe, thank you for being a part of our GlobalGiving community!
This summer Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) led its first medical mission to Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz, Mexico. The goal for this trip was to conduct a medical clinic in one of the impoverished villages of Coatza where CERI is initiating its new Child Relief and Support Program (CRSP).The CRSP utilizes child sponorships to reach school-aged children in order to meet their physical and educational needs. Physical needs met through CERI's CRSP are food, clothing and shelter, while also providing support for educational, social and spiritual development.The mission this summer reached over 500 children and families with much-needed primary medical care and over 1,500 prescriptions of vital medications and vitamins. All in all, CERI's medical mission was an enormous success at laying the ground work for our new Child Relief and Support Program.Thank you for your continued support of this project!
Thank you for your continued support of the Matamoros Children's Home. Because of your generous prayers and gifts, CERI's roots in Matamoros are growing to a new region in Mexico: Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz! The word "Coatzacoalcos" comes from the Nahuatl language and means: the place where the plumed serpent hides. It is an important port city on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The town is mostly working-class and is fed by its busy, dirty port and its thriving petro-chemical factories.
A CERI medical team was recently sent to the town of Coatzacoalcos to provide medical care to impoverished children & adults. The church we used for clinics was situated under a sky that was littered with knotted webs of electrical cables, and surrounded by mud roads and cinderblock homes that were covered with sheets of rusted tin.
The team treated patients who were suffering from health problems including lice, scabies, malnutrition and worms. Near the end of the week, people were noticing their physical improvements from the medicines they received; word consequently spread throughout all of the neighboring villages that CERI truly cares about Mexico! With 540 people treated, 1100 prescriptions issued, countless handshakes and much work still ahead, CERI invites you to pray about how you can increase our relationship with the impoverished people of Mexico.
The Matamoros Children's Home is at it again, and we couldn't do it without you! Here is a message from CERI's National Director of Mexico, Dr. Saul Camacho:While some young college students prefer to indulge themselves during spring break at beach parties and other activities, a group of CERI volunteers chose to become servants. This spring break, the Matamoros Children’s Home hosted two college teams who came to Mexico with an attitude of service. For one week, college students worked hard mixing concrete to extend our driveway on the west side of campus. I'm proud of their accomplishments and for showing God's love through their hard work.We at CERI are so grateful for your faithfulness. Whether through missions or financial gifts, you are affecting vulnerable children with much needed love. Thank you!
You may remember that earlier this year the Matamoros Children's Home was raising funds to purchase a tortilla machine. Thanks to your generous gifts, this goal became a reality. Here is a message from the MCH's director Dr. Saul Camacho:"Finally, what appeared to be an impossible dream became a reality. We are producing our own flour and corn tortillas here at the Matamoros Children's Home. This is a big blessing that help us to save some resources, plus a great training in another skill to the children. Special thanks go to all those of you who contributed financially to make this project possible. Now you need to come and have fresh made tortillas and great Mexican food with us!!!I am thankful to you for supporting this Ministry and allowing me the opportunity to serve my children here, and giving me the opportunity as well to serve others..."Thank you for your generous gifts to the Matamoros Children's Home. You are making a difference in the lives of Mexico's children with your generosity.
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