CASA DAVID & ONE MORE CHILD INTERNATIONAL
Similar to Ronald McDonald House, Casa David provides a safe home for family members who bring their loved ones to the Guatemala City hospital. Often, families will travel great distances for medical care and as the hospital does not allow family members to sleep in patient rooms, they have nowhere to go. This is where Casa David steps in!
With clean and comfortable beds, Casa David opens it’s doors to those who are often facing their darkest days. They provide emergency shelter and two meals everyday… 365 days a year. Guests are provided a safe refuge where they can take hot showers, wash their clothes, and are treated with respect and love. The ministry staff at Casa David are present for the guests. They listen, cry with them, and pray with them. Every evening the Word of God is shared and prayer requests are prayed for. Casa David offers people the hope of Jesus in the midst of the storm.
Through prayer and financial assistance, Orchard Hill partners to support the amazing ministry at Casa David. To get involved with this ministry, contact Pastor Laura Dilley.
Support Casa David this Holiday Season!
1) Add Casa David as your Amazon charity and they will give .5% of all your purchases to the ministry! Simply go to smile.amazon.com and requesting Casa David, Inc. as your charity!
2) Be part of the annual online auction! Tuesday through Thursday, November 10-12, Casa David will be hosting an online silent auction. AND on the evening of Thursday, November 12, 8:00 – 9:00 PM EST, we will be hosting a live auction and virtual gala, an evening of fun, music and testimonies of the Lord’s faithfulness. You won’t want to miss it!
REGISTER! Once you register for the event you will be able to go online and check out all the great items that have been donated by our wonderful friends! Simply click on the following click to register: https://even2.app/virtualauction.
BID! Donated items will appear in our online catalog for 2 days. Bidding for catalog items will begin two days prior to the live auction date, starting Tuesday, November 10th.
INVITE! Ask all your friends and family to join in the bidding or make auction donations. The more participants, the more fun, and most importantly, the most benefit to Casa David!
ONE MORE CHILD INTERNATIONAL
The childhood malnutrition rate in the country of Guatemala is over 50%. That’s right, more than half the children in the country are not getting the nutrients they need to lead strong and healthy lives. God calls His people to care for the widow and the orphan, and to care for the poor and needy. In light of these truths, Orchard Hill Church partners with One More Child to support the work of their healing efforts in the San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala children’s malnutrition center. We seek to support these efforts through prayer, financial giving, child sponsorship, and mission team volunteers.
The malnutrition center is run similarly to an orphanage. However, the children are not actually orphans, but have been left at the center as a last resort of their parents. Many families cannot afford to feed their children, and as they see their children’s health slowly slip away, they have no other place to turn. There is a unique atmosphere of mingled hope and deep sadness, as parents make the courageous decision to leave their starving children at the malnutrition center, knowing that they are giving their child their best chance, as the parents continue to work to provide for their families back home. This means a difficult time of separation- generally about 3-6 months for the child to recover.
While at the center, the children receive wonderful and loving care from the Guatemalan nannies and medical staff there. However, the nannies have many responsibilities and have many children to oversee. These children crave attention and need the love of the Lord, so we consider it a true blessing for our teams to be able to use our time and talents to support the nannies at the center, by helping tend to the children and sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Teams that partner here also have the opportunity to serve local day cares and adult care day-centers, serving, laughing, and proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ there as well.
There is something truly life changing about experiencing and serving in a culture outside of your own. Yet you will quickly find that you will receive more than you will give on this adventure. The staff and children of the malnutrition center are demonstrating the love of Christ, each day! It is our prayer that through your interaction with One More Child, your eyes will be opened to what the Lord is ALREADY doing in the world, and you will come to know that you can be a part His movement in your own back yard as you bring your new experiences and understanding home to your families, your church, and your culture. Let this opportunity serve as a catalyst for deep personal change, rooted in Christ, as you continue to minister to throughout your lifetime!