Can you imagine tucking your little one into the bed pictured here? It actually cannot happen because there is no mattress, no comfy blankie, and no pillow. It hurts my heart. It feels wrong. This has been bothersome for years and this Christmas we are hoping to make real change. Would you give the gift of a bed to a child in The Mercy Kids Foundation? The cost for one bed is $100. and included in that price is a mattress, pillow and one blanket. There are currently 85 of our 240 kids needing a bed. It is our goal to change that 37% to 0%, and your gift can help make that happen.
This last year we were able to purchase fifteen beds but our primary focus has been to get the Mercy Center open and running. The center opened in April and has been extremely successful. Despite the political upheaval in Nicaragua we are flourishing. The staff is both efficient and effective with all our donated funds, and our attached newsletter gives just a few success stories.
If you donate toward our “Every Child Should Have a Bed” campaign we will send you a picture of the bed you purchase with your recipient’s picture. If you buy ten beds, we’ll send you ten pictures. This is our commitment to you.
The kids with disabilities are the heart and soul of our program. Most of our kids live in extreme poverty in a single parent home.
The moms are not able to work because caring for their child is so intense. Your gift will not be used to buy sugar for their tea; we are wanting to buy a bed for their child. It is hard for me to think of a bed as a luxury.
We covet your prayers for the changes that are happening in Nicaragua with the kids and families experiencing disability. Without you; there would be no us. We cannot say that enough.
Yours for the children,
Ron and Mary