Currently over 110 children, some elderly people and single mothers are receiving a daily meal at our soup kitchen in Isla Trinitaria. We purchased 10 tables and 100 chairs because the number of children has increased.
Since the children no longer fit in one sitting, they have been divided into three turns. Before eating, they say grace and give thanks. When they finish, the children themselves help clear the table and wash dishes for the next group of children.
We have hired two women to cook and prepare the children’s meals. Two volunteers of the Home of the Mother help the Servant Sisters purchase the food every Monday.
Flor de Bastión:
Flor de Bastión is an outlying, invasion area of Our Lady of Consolata Parish in Guayaquil. On August 19, 2018, thanks to the aid received for the soup kitchens, we began to serve one meal began in this very poor area every Saturday. The first day we went, we brought food for 50 children, but 100 children arrived for a meal! Now, every Saturday, the children arrive at 10:00 am and have catechism, games and tutoring. At noon they are given lunch, perhaps the best meal they receive all week. Youth and adults of the Home of the Mother support us in this mission, which is truly a gift from God.
MGHM hopes to open a daily children’s soup kitchen to attend to these children.
We began to build four catechism classrooms on November 5 for children preparing to make their First Holy Communion or Confirmation and for other pastoral tasks in Flor de Bastión. About 700 families live in the area. Many of them have not received the sacraments.
Please help us build the children’s soup kitchen and continue feeding these children, not just physically but also spiritually!