Samaritan's Purse Canada sent 18,000 shoe boxes to distribute in Paraguay to reach out to children through churches across the nation. Over 160 churches participated in the distribution, and many children made decisions for Christ. Pablo Mora (AFCI Paraguay National Director) and his wife, Claduete, helped coordinate the effort with the churches. They also took on the responsibility to work with the churches in establishing discipleship programs for the children who responded.
What a blessing it was to see how this partnership was used by God to touch the lives of so many children and their families. Now the follow-up work begins to train leaders in the churches how to better work with children and youth in a nation where close to 50% of all people are under the age of 24.