Let’s celebrate Children’s Day!

Originally posted September 3, 2013

Children’s Day, or “El Dia del Niño”, in Honduras is fast approaching (Sept. 10), and we have been blessed this year to have more niños than ever as a part of our Breaking Chains family.

At the beginning of this year, we recommitted to making our Sunday worship service a top priority, and this summer watched as God continued to bring beautiful families and friends through our doors. And each family seemed to bring at least two or three children with them in tow. During the peak of the summer, we had nearly 100 children (newborn to age 12) in Sunday bible class.

 Two beautiful girls and the drawings they made during Sunday School class

Two beautiful girls and the drawings they made during Sunday School class

If you remember from last year, Children’s Day is a big deal in Honduras. It is a national holiday that is kind of like Christmas and every child’s birthday combined. Just like a child in the U.S. would expect to celebrate with family on his or her birthday, Honduran children look forward with the same fervor toward Children’s day. But many of the families we work with do not have the means to make the day special for their own children, which makes us want to celebrate with them even more.

With so many children this year, it would be difficult to provide special gifts for each individual. But we do want to bless them and show them that we care and value them as family. So to celebrate this year, we will be opening up the Breaking Chains building for the day to show a children’s movie, provide snacks, distribute small party favors and just enjoy time together. A small act of love for the love they continue to show us.

 Sweet Alba and Angi hanging out after church. Photo used by permission: Ted Merritt

Sweet Alba and Angi hanging out after church. Photo used by permission: Ted Merritt

To make the day happen, we are seeking to raise $300 to help purchase food, decorations and other supplies. And we are asking for your help. If you would like to help make the day special and are able to contribute, you can donate via the link on this blog or on our website. A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. This is an excellent opportunity if you don’t typically have a lot of room in the budget to give, but want to make a one-time $10 or $20 donation to the cause.

We look forward to celebrating Children’s Day this year, and are excited for you to be a part of it. Thank you, as always, for your continual support of Breaking Chains Honduras and of all of the BC families and children. Thank you for learning and growing with us daily as we seek to serve Tegucigalpa. You are a blessing.