We are excited to partner with Ancla de Amor orphanage to bring hope and healing to hurting children. This year Ancla has seen a dramatic increase in the number of children they are caring for and we want them to know that God loves them and that they are not forgotten!
Our project this year is to provide permanent housing for the staff team at Ancla, a team that is dedicated and committed to helping each child work through their difficult past. Many of the staff working at Ancla have been without a permanent home, living in temporary trailers.
Advent Fundraiser Launches
One of those Staff members is Alberto!
Alberto was raised in a Children of Hope orphanage as a teenager. God’s love changed the trajectory of his life in that orphanage! Alberto has now worked at Ancla for the last five years to help kids who were just like him; helping with maintenance and gardening. Alberto has never had a home of his own. With your support, we want to surprise Alberto with the keys to the first casita being built for staff at Ancla!
A “casita” is simply a small home. The plan is to build a four-plex of modular homes, with each casita being 525 sq ft. Our goal is to raise the material costs of building one of these casitas – $20,000. Our mission team will then go down in March to do the work of building the casita.
Information Meeting: December 18
11:15 am, WMBC Main Floor Meeting Room
application deadline: January 8
How You Can Help
Ancla has accepted 13 new children over the past few months. Pray for the kids and staff as they go through this transition and season of growth. Pray that that the food, education, and transportation needs would be met. Pray the children will experience God’s healing and hope at Ancla.
Other Ways to Donate
Cash or Cheque
Cash, Cheque (made out to WMBC), or Debit, Visa, and Master Card donations may be made at the Giving Kiosk. Include ‘Ancla Casita Project’ on the cheque memo line or the receipt envelope.
Add “Winkler MB Church – General Fund” as a payee on Credit Union’s online banking system; use your ten-digit phone number as your account. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to designate your CU@Home donation to this fundraiser.
Donation receipts will be issued in February.
As per WMBC’s Fundraising Policy: Allocation of funds is confined to Leadership Board approved programs and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, or where projects cannot be carried out for any reason, designated gifts will be used where needed most. Due to charity laws, donations may not be returned for any reason.