Greetings, Our Savior Lutheran Church! Thank you for your gift that is helping mothers and babies thrive at Camino al Padre Child Development Center, based at Iglesia Bautista Sendero de Luz in Nicaragua. Currently, 15 mothers and their babies are receiving vital care, including monthly food baskets, nutrition supplements, hygiene items and Survival curriculum. In the photo above, Angelica, whose letter is below, holds her daughter, Emily. They are thankful for food, medicine, classes and encouragement provided by Survival staff.
This report includes an update on program activities, a letter from a caregiver and photos of babies who have transitioned to the Sponsorship program.
Survival Statistics at Camino al Padre Child Development Center (July–December 2020)
A Letter From Angelica, a Caregiver at Camino al Padre Child Development Center
My name is Angelica, and I am the mother of Emily, a beneficiary of Compassion’s Survival program. I thank you very much for your participation in this program. I am truly grateful, because the Survival program has been a great blessing to both me and my baby!
In the moments I needed it most, this program has supported me. Survival staff provided me with food and medicine when my daughter was sick. This has been of great help, because I am unable to afford the medicine my daughter needs.
Emily has learned to sit on her own, and as a mother, I have learned the best ways to feed her and understand the types of situations that require a visit to the hospital. I enjoy the songs and dances we get to perform with the babies as well as the classes that are taught with helpful examples and illustrations.
I say goodbye, thanking both God and you. May you receive many blessings and a big hug!
Recent Survival Activities at Camino al Padre Child Development Center
In December, mosquito nets, program materials and Bibles were delivered to Survival beneficiaries. Survival staff followed recommended safety protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Survival staff members visit families in their homes to provide friendship and support, answer questions and ensure the caregivers and babies are healthy. Staff review each infant’s growth and development milestones and provide solutions if needed. During home visits, staff members like Yessica give spiritual and emotional encouragement and share God’s word.
Babies Transition From Surviving to Thriving
Thanks to your support, these babies have recently celebrated their first birthdays and transitioned to home-based care through Compassion’s Sponsorship Program. They will continue their growth with the guidance provided to them by the staff at Camino al Padre Child Development Center and a loving sponsor.