The school sponsorship project will consist of collecting pencils and crayons to take to the mission school in November.
James Turner, youth minister at Community Church, is in charge of the drive. The deadline is Monday, Nov. 10, and he will personally deliver the supplies shortly thereafter.
“If necessary, I can pick up the donations,” said Turner. “Just give me a call.”
Information from the website shows that Servant Ministries is found in a very remote part of Guatemala; a region known for its poverty, oppression, violence and hopelessness. Guatemala is located just south of Mexico. To the south it borders Honduras and El Salvador and Belize is off the northeast border. The ministry is located in Camotan, Chiquimula, between Zacapa and Esquipulas, four hours east of Guatemala City.
“We need a minimum of 15,000 pencils this year,” noted Nancy Sheldon, mission founder, in an email. “The supplies are relatively inexpensive. Dollar Tree has a box of 16 pencils for $1, so, we ask that everyone bring a bag full of supplies to help these children.”
“In 1989, I left my home in Port Huron, Mich., and, along with my children, I was sent out by my home church, Life of Faith Fellowship, to a very remote part of Guatemala where I have since remained,” noted Sheldon.
Anyone wishing to know more about the project, contribute supplies or make a monetary donation, should contact Turner by phone, 940-445-1265, go by the church office at 251 N. FM 2353 or Tootie’s Cafe located at 364 N. FM 2353.