News from Oasis of Hope, Colombia
BACK TO SCHOOL
The students have now returned to school. It’s great to see the students back at their desks. Everyone, both students and staff adapted really well to virtual classes, and some parents have chosen to continue with that option, but the vast majority are back in the classroom.
OASIS OF HOPE FOOTBALL ACADEMY
The foundation launched the football academy on Saturday 7th August. The cousin of one of the most famous Colombian players (Carlos Valderrama), Didi Alex Valderrama was there to speak positive words to the students and demonstrate his skills with the ball. It was an amazing day and one that will be written down in our archives.
We are excited about this new initiative. The aim is to invite children from the local community to be part of the academy where they will be taught life and sporting skills. If you would like to support the football academy, please get in touch with the office in Hull, UK.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND EVANGELISTIC EVENT
The latest event was held in August in a place called, La Isla (The Island), a church has been planted there and is doing very well. At the event we distributed 300 packages of food. It’s estimated that each package can feed a family of 5 for a month. Hence, at least 1500 mouths were fed that day. Many families turned up for the event without being registered, apart from the 300, but somehow, there was enough for everyone – God is good!
Church followed up on those who received salvation that day.
VISITORS FROM THE USA
We had 12 visitors who arrived as part of several different groups in August. Two of the visitors were architects who came from Utah to design our ‘Dream Center’ which will be situated on the Oasis of Hope land in Santa Marta - they did an amazing job! In the next few weeks and months we will be sharing more about this exciting new initiative.
Thanks to everyone for supporting this work and the Taylor family so faithfully – for that we are truly grateful! Blessings from Colombia – and please do keep safe! DAVE TAYLOR OASIS OF HOPE FOUNDATION
- Pray for our projects: Oasis of Hope/ Cienaga/ Pueblo Viejo/ La Isla/ Tasajeras/ La Paz in Manaure/ Maicao & Wayuu Indigenous Communities.
- For God’s protection for the families and children under our care.
- The Taylor family, Dave, Dary, Camila, Nathan & Hudson has they serve on the mission field. ( DAVE - 26 years and counting on the Latin American mission field)