Another major highlight was our trip to Remar, an orphanage that is home to over 80 children. This was not Speroway’ first visit to Remar, a place where we have provided medical and dental care to the orphans and the surrounding community on three previous visits with our doctors and dentists.
Maria, the director of the orphanage and adjacent school is a wonderful caring person and we were able to deliver much needed food and some additional funding for her programs that were underfunded. Several hundred children from the surrounding community attend the school. The children love visitors and Marwan had a great time teaching the kids about football. He also had the opportunity to speak to the children about the importance of choosing good friends – a topic that hopefully resonated with them, considering the looming presence of gangs in that community.
The last event from this trip was a visit to the community of San Jose Villanueava. This was my second visit to this community, and I had an important reason for going – to receive a letter from the mayor. This letter was particularly momentous. It was from the municipality, offering a piece of land on which Speroway could construct a medical/dental clinic! This is an exciting development and we will be announcing more details about the plan for this clinic in the near future!
The cooperation and support we receive from Operation Blessing, our partner in El Salvador, is difficult to put into words. These people are such givers. They consistently say, “what can we do to help?” This is a wonderful and dedicated group of people who want to serve God in very practical ways – helping the people of El Salvador. We look forward to working with them to meet our goals of helping families in need in El Salvador.
We are excited to be growing our partnership with Marwan, as we reach out to needy children in Canada and El Salvador. We are also thrilled to have the Hamilton TiCats playing in Guelph this season – Speroway’s own backyard. We Canadians are a blessed and generous people and we thank Marwan Hage for joining us in our work to provide food and hope to those who need it most!