The FACES Ministry has been holding Christmas events since the year 2003 when we gave out about 50 Christmas bags. With your invaluable help, this year, 2014, with the Lord’s blessing, the FACES Ministry gave 3,132 Christmas Candy Bags to the neediest of Ecuadorian children! Altogether our talented staff held 18 different Christmas Celebrations in all four provinces where FACES has permanent educational projects to prevent and eradicate child labor.
In addition to the children, there were a total of 806 parents in attendance who also heard the message of love in the Christmas events, making a total of almost 4,000 people reached this year. These fun programs were filled with different activities including dramas, games, songs, Bible verse memorization, special presentations by the children and youth in attendance, and in each place-- the celebration of Christ’s birth were shared. In Quito, due to a mighty effort by our staff, we were also able to have gifts for the 140 children in attendance. Praise the Lord!
In some areas they also took advantage of the gathering to honor the kids for having completed the courses the FACES Ministry offered throughout the year. These were the graduations of the “Living a Worthy Life” school that you may see in the photos.
These activities are a part of the follow up to ministry that we do weekly all throughout the year. Our staff feels that at over all, at least 90% of the children and youth are unified to the activities and the message of salvation that FACES stands for and preaches. At the Christmas parties, at least 90% of the participants in each program responded in the prayer time. We thank God for this tremendous result that is made possible by your faithful support and prayers.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support that made 2014 a productive and successful year!!!