Juan* started coming to the Family Center when he was seven years old. This community is poverty-stricken, which means many children go hungry and are neglected. Because of Kids Alive, Juan had access to academic support, healthy food, and Bible teaching. Now he is 16, recently graduated second in his high school class, and was selected to receive a government scholarship for higher education. He faithfully attends church, and he serves his church family by cleaning the auditorium.
For several years, Juan has participated in Arbol International’s initiative to raise and care for chickens on the Family Center property, which has taught him both discipline and a trade that will be useful for generating income in the future. We are very proud of this young man whose life has been transformed, and we look forward to watching him walk confidently into his future.
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership also allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what child sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.
The ministry at Lighthouse Family Center combines academic support, Bible teaching and discipleship, sports ministry, and community outreach to give kids a path out of poverty and to build structures that protect and value children.