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Embrace Entries Updates for May 2018

May was a busy month for Embrace, as usual. We got some great feedback from the families regarding their “home gardens”. Most are saying that the cilantro, onions and radishes are up to 6-8” and it won’t be long before they can start using them. This is really good timing for the gardens too; because June-August are when the people are exceptionally low on their food supplies. We are still waiting for the rain to start and so their corn crop has not been planted yet. Once planted, they still have their three months or so to wait until the harvest. Most are running out of their corn from last year and this waiting period can be difficult for the families. During these months, we add some corn to what they receive in their monthly food bags to help them in that area.

There was a devotional done in the May meetings on the love of God and there was a video and talk given on “Personal Hygiene”. We are always trying to share important information with our families that will improve their lives.

Our sponsors were notified of a new “Mid-year Extra” that they can do for their Embrace children. We want to provide a pair of good sturdy shoes for every child! We are asking our sponsors to get on board with this; and help not only with their own child but to send some extra. The extra can help children who do not have a sponsor yet or for children whose sponsors do not feel they can participate in this. Having good shoes is so important. Many of our children are walking for hours just to attend their monthly Embrace meetings and their day-to-day walking is done over rough terrain. All funds for this extra outreach have to arrive in our Michigan office no later than June 15th! Let’s work together to see that every Embrace child receives this blessing!

I found a number of new sponsors on my recent fundraising trip to the US. We continue to want to increase our Embrace program by at least another 100 children. Help us find sponsors that want to make a difference in the life of a Guatemalan child! From the staff of Embrace and the Embrace families we want to express our deep gratitude for all that you do to impact the lives of your Embrace children!

Embrace Program

Garden in a Bag



Approx. Quantity of Seeds

1 Spinach 450
2 Coriander 9000
3 Chard 300
4 Zucchini 25
5 Radish 540
6 Beet 250
7 Onion 2250
8 Organic fertilizer 10 pounds

190 families benefited

For further information on how you can participate in sponsoring a child contact either:
Doug and Sandi Reed or Nancy Sheldon