Together For Transformation (T4T) is Washington Cathedral’s global outreach. It’s extending the great caring network to the least of these. T4T currently supports projects in two of the most desperate places on earth.
La Paz, Honduras
We are supporting two projects in Honduras reaching out to the abandoned and neglected children of La Paz. Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America with nearly two-thirds of the nation's population living below the poverty line. UNICEF estimates there are over 170,000 orphans in Honduras.
San Jose Orphanage in La Paz is a home run by a former nun, Sister Edith. She takes in abandoned children, mostly rescued from abuse, drug and alcohol situations. These children are given a second chance at being a part of a caring family and pursuing their education.
NiCo is a comprehensive community-based program located in La Paz. The families of these children are living in extreme poverty. NiCo provides a quality education and support services for the children and their families.
In the Kenya, we work in one of the largest slums in the world housing more than 1.2 million people where mob violence, child trafficking, and the AIDS pandemic are everyday life. There is a school called Patmos for over a 100 orphans and vulnerable children. Patmos provides a safe haven and opportunity for orphans and vulnerable children to have access to a Christian education, healthcare and a daily meal.
All of the projects we support are "education centers" which provide a safe environment amidst a very dangerous slum for these children to dream. In addition to their educational needs, these centers also provide for their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
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Trips in 2017:
On July 2nd our Africa Team lead by Senior Pastors Tim & Jackie White leaves for Nairobi, Kenya. This group will be ministry at Patmos Jr School and ACK Madeleine School. Group members include several physicians and healthcare professionals who will be of great assistance in these communities who have insufficient nutrition and high incidence of many types of diseases. The children in this area live in unspeakable conditions fostered by gross poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Pray for our team as they bring their hearts to these children who need to know that someone in the world cares about them and their plight.
On July 27th our Youth Team lead by Pastor Josh Zappone and Pastor Linda Skinner will head to a small town outside of Tegucigalpa called LaPaz in Honduras. Honduras is one of the poorest nations in Central America and has a huge populations of orphans. This team will be working with the children in the San Jose Orphanage and the NiCo Children’s Tutoring Center. Our team will be working with the kids sowing them God’s love, grace and hope.
"Festival of Miracles 2017" was a great success. Our Auction on May 21, 2017 raised enough money to purchase land in Kenya to help Patmos School reach out to more children in this huge Nairobi slum. In Honduras we are able to fund a feeding program for the children in NiCo tutoring center in La Paz. This will ensure these children receive at least one nutritious meal a day.