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Rescue Programs Project Update

Thank you for caring about one vulnerable, needy child the way Jesus does. Your impact goes beyond just medical care—every time you save a life, you give the rescue staff an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.

Published: June 10, 2016

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Project Update

Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda

For children in developing countries, malnourishment is a way of life. But your investment nourishes a sick and dying child back to health. Because of you, Rescue Programs in Guatemala, Uganda, and Haiti are able to save lives and transform futures. Thank you.

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”

Your impact goes beyond just medical care—every time you save a life, you give the rescue staff an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ.

Elsa, Samuel, and Adacheka are three children you provided with a better future:


After learning that children were dying in the village of Chiquimula, Guatemala, our partners made the long trek up the mountains to provide food and medical care. While there, they found Elsa, a 1-year-old girl who was on the verge of death. Realizing her condition was critical, she was transferred to the Rescue Center immediately. Elsa’s tiny frame was swollen and skeletal from severe malnutrition.

Elsa Nohemí García Before Photo-web

With virtually no income, Elsa’s family could not have afforded medical care anywhere else. After receiving free emergency treatment, Elsa is now healthy and waiting to return home. She is a sweet and happy baby, and the entire rescue team is grateful to God that her recovery was successful.

One member of the staff told us, “We can see the change in her body, and her eyes now have life again. We saved a life!”

Elsa Nohemi García García Photo After-web


Samuel’s mother is a young teenager . . . a child trying to care for a child of her own. She struggled to provide Samuel with all his basic needs. After his father abandoned him—claiming he had enough sons and only needed daughters—he left Samuel and his mother without any support. Finding a new man who would take care of her, Samuel’s mother was hopeful—until it became clear he was not interested in supporting Samuel. Alone and desperate, Samuel’s mother brought him to the Rescue Home in Uganda.

Today, Samuel is receiving proper nutrition, basic necessities, and love in a safe and nurturing environment. His mother and caregivers at the home are hopeful that his future will be bright, and he will continue to grow and thrive.

Sentongo Samuel_web


Adacheka is 3 years old and lives high in the mountains of southeast Haiti. Although her mother worked hard to provide for her children, there was rarely enough food to go around. Adacheka was on the verge of death when she arrived at the Rescue Center. Her small body was in so much pain that she cried nonstop. Her future looked bleak and her mother feared she would lose her daughter to the anguish of malnutrition.

But everything changed when you intervened.

Adacheka has now completed her medical treatment and is healthy thanks to the care she received at the Rescue Center.

Soon, she will return home but will continue to receive monthly checkups to ensure her health remains stable. For the first time in weeks, Adacheka has something to smile about.

Without you, children like Elsa, Samuel, and Adacheka would not have received the medical treatment they needed.

Your intervention means the difference between life and death for a malnourished or abandoned child. Thank you for saving a life . . . and restoring a family’s hope for a brighter future.

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Additional Reading
    • A Rescue Story | Serwadda’s Dream
    • Serwadda could hardly imagine a life outside of sickness and pain . . . a life outside of suffering . . . because to Serwadda, life was suffering. From the time he was old enough to walk, Serwadda’s parents had grown exceedingly weak and were frequently ill. And as the years passed, his parents only faded further and further from him . . . their once smiling faces became like a distant dream to him.

    • Not All of Us Can Do Great Things
    • If you were here and we were talking over an amazing cup of Guatemalan coffee, I would tell you I am overwhelmed. I watch as a little boy kneels down and drinks deep of dirty water. We’re praying over babies whose ribs I can see and count, playing with children who have been rescued, and visiting elderly who had been abandoned.

    • A Rescue Story | Ashavin’s Second Chance
    • Ashavin was not yet eight months old when Aby held him in her arms for the last time. She had tried to ignore the aching deep in her body . . . the ever-increasing weakness she felt each morning. A powerful love for her son pushed her far beyond what should have been possible for a woman as sick as she was.

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