I have watched the faces of the boys in pictures of LASM change over the years. I have seen them go from scared, shy, uncertain, to confident, outgoing, and proud. It looks as if they are actually believing in a future for themselves because of the programs they have been in with LASM. The fact that Alex is now teaching the boys to make sandals and shoes, is such a blessing in their lives. All of this has been done with the love of God and scriptures as a focus.
Your work with the widows has also been very special to me. This is one thing that God has exhorted Christians to do, and your program has found a place for them. Employing some of the women to cook, etc has brought dignity and peace of mind in a culture where they are forgotten.
I have felt so moved by the work of LASM that I have been a financial support myself, and I have shared the opportunity with a Women’s Spiritual Group I belong to. We, as a group, have also supported the programs that you are bringing to Nicaragua. I want to continue to be a part of your work there, and would encourage others to be involved in whatever manner they are able.