The youth from the Carmen de Areco FMC in Argentina worked all year to raise funds for a youth camp. They made and sold empanadas in the town square. They served meals at Annual Conference and the tips went towards the youth camp. So many signed up to serve that they had to set up a rotation to accommodate everyone. They had so much fun serving they were disappointed they couldn’t do it at more meals.
How can we reach the children in our neighborhood? That was the question and prayer of Maria Elena Salas de Guerrero, pastor of the Carmen de Areco FMC in Argentina. The church has a 10 year history of effectively adopting boys who were troubled -- and troubling their larger community. Over 50 have been loved to wholeness in the last decade. The church has housed,
clothed, and fed them. They have taught them to read and write, and helped them catch up in school. But that’s a different story.