During our first year of giving, our SEEDS Advisory Committee was mightily blessed and challenged by the quality of the hearts and work being done around the world by the six ministries that applied for our first grant. Our great hope is that our members (ourselves included!) will keep abreast of the needs and progress of ministries that we introduce. We’ve seen for ourselves how certain causes leap out at one or another of our little committee, and we know the same is happening to all our members. We don’t, however, want to flood you with email updates from these ministries, so we encourage you to sign up for the kinds of communication you want directly on the various ministry websites. Every now and then, though, we’ll post some updates here on our blog.
The Purple Palace, which won one of our two first grants, has been forced out of their place in Zona Norte, the red light district of Tijuana where they work with the children of the prostitutes. They now have a new home and a new name–the Tijuana Children’s Home. Their new website will be up soon– www.tijuanachildrenshome.org. Until then, you can still go to www.thepurplepalace.org to keep up with their news and needs. Right now they’ve been made aware of a new baby just born. Here is their account:
“In one of the small, cold, dank, and dirty rooms of Zona Norte ,a baby boy was just born. It reminds us how our Lord Jesus came into the world. This mom named him Jesus too. Please pray that we can convince this mom to let us help her care for her new gift from God. This mom has only a little bit of food. If you could help us help her and her 3 other children we would be blessed ourselves. There are 27 more families that are on the brink of destitution in this area. We are asking for lots of blankets for them since the really cold nights have rolled in. Many are small children that also need clothing, warmth, and food. The children at our home are eager reach out to those in Zona Norte (where they came from) to help these others to have some hope in their lives. We know exactly where those that are hurting are located….could you help us help them? Please pray that we can take many of these kids home with us. We are not the government, so we try and convince the moms that we will do our best for their children’s little lives.”