More kids than ever are showing up at the Cookson Hills Mission Center -- and it's all your doing!
Thanks to your donation, the staff at the Cookson Hills mission has been able to double the number of children and teens they serve during the school year and summer vacation in the last three years. With your continued support, we can continue to help more children get the love and support they need.
A large part of the Children & Youth Program’s success is due to its director, Larimie Fixin. “I was raised like them,” says Larimie. “They live with food scarcity, with no food in the house at least once a week. And, by the end of the month, they have run out completely.” This is simply not acceptable. Wouldn’t you agree?
“I want to help these kids believe in themselves and to love themselves.”
The children who come to the mission center range in age from 6 to 18. They live in remote, rural areas where opportunities and resources are few. “I try to pour the love of Christ into these kids,” Larimie says. “I am watching them grow and I see how coming here impacts their lives in a positive way.” While at the center, the kids play basketball, learn arts and crafts, enjoy cultural outings, and have devotional time. “I just want them to be kids, and give them an escape from what they face at home.”
With summer vacation just days away, no daily school lunch means the kids are at an increased risk of experiencing hunger. Your donation to Cookson today helps ensure that our children and youth can spend their summer being kids, and not worrying about finding food for themselves and their siblings.
Will you please help us give these kids a summer full of good memories? Your gift of $35, $60, $100, $500, or any amount ensures that there will always be nutritious food, a safe facility, and a dedicated staff to welcome them, love them, and care for them. You can make a secure donation through PayPal simply by clicking here. It's safe, fast, and secure.
Thank you so very much for your support. We look forward to sharing future news with you showing your donation at work, demonstrating to the children and youth and the Cookson Hills Mission Center what the pure love of Christ looks like.
Grace and peace,
P.S. Your donation by the end of May helps us to be ready for the kids when school lets out for the summer