Guatemala (MNN) — The city of Xela (shayla) claims to be at
the heart of everything Maya.
The region is beautiful in its diversity, a theme that
carries over in the work of a private orphanage there.
of Ceracaif (Home of Refuge) came into being when Ciro and Maria Teresa Murguia
retired and bought land in Guatemala's western highlands, a coffee-growing region. They built a building and took in abandoned
children who had nowhere else to go. Today, the team cares for 60 to 70 children
ages 3 and up. In addition to providing
a home for the children, the orphanage property also houses a school.
growth made it obvious that they needed a partner. Two years ago, Orphan
Outreach began working with Ceracaif. Last year, mission teams from all over North America ministered to
the children, taught bread making, helped with daily chores, completed a
chicken coop, and much-needed painting.
Orphan Outreach is working to provide funding for additional teachers, computers and
school supplies. Ongoing needs include food staples, vitamins, and clothing.
"We are looking for churches or individuals who want to come alongside and
serve these children with us," adds Mike Douris, President of Orphan Outreach.
Please be praying for the 11-man team working there this week.
This group will be doing strategic planning for the year. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they meet
with overseas staff and ministry leaders; pray also for a productive time of planning.
Pray that God would
be honored through all that takes place. Click here for details.