Project Valor is a shining example of God's faithfulness, provision, and love for His children. In September of 2015, God gave me a dream of starting a sponsorship program so the children living around the city dump in the community of Piedra Parada could continue their education to middle and high school.
Journal entry from September of 2015
My team and I, along with the directors of a couple schools we volunteered at, brainstormed how we could make this dream possible. When I left to come home in October, we had a plan, but we needed the funds to make it possible. And this is where God's faithfulness and goodness shines. A Christian man I met on a plane earlier that year sent me a message asking if there was any project his small group could help support. I shared with him our idea, and before I knew it, we had the funding we needed to cover all the expenses for the program for a year! In 2016, 5 students enrolled in our program. Along with the sponsorship, the middle schoolers attended our tutoring program twice a week to receive help on their homework. The tutoring program also gave our missionaries an opportunity to disciple these students and share a devotional with them each day. Two of the girls asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior earlier this year at the tutoring program. Praise God!
2016 Project Valor Students
Fast forward to this summer. Pastor Roni tells me this year's graduating class is much bigger and 16 new students want to continue onto middle school and are interested in a sponsorship. I was a bit overwhelmed thinking about finding new monthly sponsors for all these kids! But one thing that God declared over me when we started this program last year was that He would move MOUNTAINS for His Children, that I was just His vessel, and that this program and these children were in His hands, not mine. And before I knew it, we had committed sponsors for all of these children. How cool is our God!? He loves His children so much. If we just put our trust in Him, He will not fail us.
He's a good Father, and He loves His children!
2017 Project Valor Students