This is it what your donations did
to make a real difference!
2011 Summer mission: We worked with 2 orphanages this past
Work included remodeling .... Handing out Bibles, Sharing the gospel
of Christ, plumbing, electrical, carpentry & painting Needs - School
supplies, Clothes, Shoes & Personal hygiene items.
A special Thank you to George "Ernie" Perkins for jumping in to
Thank you Spring Place Baptist Church!
Thank you Liberty Baptist Church!
Thank you Cross Pointe Christian Center!
Thank you Swamp Creek Baptist Church!
May God bless you all!
MARIANO YOUTH CENTER
Below as a part of one of the letters I
received from a friend in
Costa Rica that works with Children in the San Carlos area.
Please note it is a very rough
translation from the Spanish.
Thank you as always we take into account to
benefit the children of this Canton. PANI (National Foundation for
Children) at this Office in San Carlos has with the support of two
hogarcitos of care and protection of children who have suffered
abuse or sexual abuse.
Located in Ciudad Quesada
MARIANO YOUTH CENTER for girls 11 years to 18 years, maximum 10 girls
who have suffered neglect and sexual abuse. " Have a home, but
requires more maintenance and construction space for girls. They
have no place of recreation, and the rooms are shared by several
girls. Is a heart that needs a lot of support and donations such as
school uniforms, school supplies books, shoes, girls clothes, and
shelter needs some repairs or remodeling.
(We spent most of our time at the Girls
home due to their excessive needs & limited funds.)
NO MORE MOLD! IT'S CLEAN!
- We raised - Aprox. $1700.00 Cash for this project!
Clothes, Shoes, Toys, School supplies, Christian Coloring books and
more.... God is Good
GREAT THINGS HAPPEND ON OUR TRIP.... I'll be posting more very soon!
Going back to try and finish what we started! -
With God's help that is!
I'll be updating this page with more as the plans
become clearer...and just so you
know I warned you...it seems with our best laid plans God always
changes them in some form or fashion to fit into His bigger plan!
The young ladies at the MARIANO YOUTH CENTER have
no place to play outside and a swing set and a teeter-totter might
just fit the bill! I would love to see us build them some outdoor
play equipment and add scriptures to the legs and cross bar of the
swing set to remind them of Gods love. I would also love to see the
murals that are so faded repainted into something inspirational to
the girls! Of course we will be doing the most important thing of
all while we build, sharing the gospel not only with our work but
the time we spend with the girls.
There will be time for visits to the other centers
as well, to visit the younger kids as well as the special needs
school and may be even the Boy's home. It is during this time we
will be planning our next projects and dropping off bibles for the
kids and staff. We sure could use some Spanish language bible story
The finished Project!
I'm sure there will be things that are even more
important that need to be done. The electrical system in the house
sure could use some repairs still in the attic to make things safer
for the girls.
Above was the switch for the power for the girls
home, outside exposed!
Thank you Brother Mark Licolin!
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A New Roof is
now a new House!
Please read down to the update
we need more to finish this project!
As Many of you all ready know God laid
it on our hearts to try and raise the funds to put a new roof on one
of our neighbors houses. She pretty much raised 11 children as a
single mom and now has a grand child in a small house with a 50 year
old roof - just up the road from our farm in Costa Rica.
She is a wonderful, loving and caring
person, but it's not easy to earn cash for a new roof in Costa
Rica..... So we went to some of our local Churches that still
realize that the Church is not just a building but the active living
body of Christ!
Swamp Creek Baptist Church, Spring Place Baptist Church and a couple
of very caring private individuals raised the needed funds.....It
was almost double the amount we had hoped to raise!
Well on February the 12th, 2011 we
traveled to Costa Rica to do what God had laid on our hearts and the
living body of Jesus Christ in the form of a couple of very loving
Churches & individuals had enabled us to do....."Knock and it shall
be opened unto you", proved to be as true as all the other
scriptures we have tested over the years. God is always faithful and
true to his word!
Hope to post the photos of the finished roof in the next couple of
days. It rained while we were there almost every day but her oldest
son and a couple of his friends are doing the work and they will
email us the photos!
The Photos won't be coming just yet!
Please read update below!
Update: Well as things go we found that
the rafters are also rotten! Now we are working and praying God
sends the resources needed for new rafters! They do have some of the
work done on the house, but the roof is not up yet! God will provide
he always does!
A good friend came through with $500 for
the roof project.
But if God lays it on your heart to donate to
this project ...we could use more. Much of the wood on the house is
NEWS FLASH! ....... There was an Earth Quake and the old
house had to be torn down!
Praise God they were able to live in our house until their new homes
Well God knows best
and our efforts have contruted to making it possible to build a New
For more info call: Alan C. Pickard
Cell Phone 706-537-2627
1533 Renfroe Rd. N.E.
Dalton, Ga. 30721