Monday, August 13, 2012

"Beyond Our Borders" Providence Event

The second annual "Beyond Our Borders Dinner & Silent Auction" is coming up soon!  In 2011 for the first time in the Sacramento area Providence World Ministries held a fundraising dinner and auction.  The inaugural event was a terrific evening of food, fun and live music - and was a great success, raising over $10,000 to support Providence.  The team is hard at work to create another outstanding evening.  Live music will be provided by Hans Eberbach - he will play his unique and amazing blues-filled style - he is AMAZING!  Included in the ticket price will be a fabulous buffet dinner, iced tea and coffee.  A no-host bar will be open as well.  In addition to the silent auction, we'll hold a live dessert auction again this was the highlight of the evening last year!
We hope you will plan to attend! 
Beyond Our Borders Dinner & Silent Auction
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sheepherder Bar & Grille
11275 Folsom Boulevard Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Tickets are $40 per person, Tables for 8 are $300

To make a donation online at search 'beyond our borders dinner & auction'

Please "like" and share our event on Facebook!!/events/346674908748568/

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Samantha´s Experience

Hola! My name is Samantha, I’ve been interning at La Providencia for the past two months, and I’ll be going back to the States at the end of April. So far, it’s been quite the adventure, and I can’t wait to see what the next month holds!

Before I arrived, I didn’t know exactly what to expect – I said that I was flexible, and just wanted to be utilized wherever they needed me. Well, the first thing I learned is that if you say you are willing to be flexible, you had better be prepared for anything! I found out a few days before I arrived here that I would be teaching math and science classes to first through third graders. Though I’ve had some classroom experience (as a teacher’s assistant and tutor), I’ve never actually taught anything in my life. I had anticipated working with a few of the children who have speech and language challenges (my undergraduate degree is in communication disorders), but it turns out they needed a full-time teacher instead. So my mornings are spent teaching, and I get a “break” in the afternoon for speech therapy sessions. I can’t say that I haven’t been utilized, that’s for sure!

The first week of teaching was extremely challenging. It took me a bit of time to get the rhythm of things, but the teachers (and the students!) were very patient with me and answered my millions of questions (wait, there’s a homework notebook AND a class notebook?? What am I supposed to teach them about science again? Where is [every classroom object you can imagine]?). A few helpful hints from the other teachers and a lot of trial and error… and I still fail a lot. But we work through it, and I think they might actually be learning something. :)

I live with a host family here in Siguatepeque, and it’s been a huge blessing to have a “family” to come home to at the end of the day. They make me delicious food and talk to me really quickly… but I’m learning. With my semi-limited Spanish abilities (which are slowly but steadily improving), I spend a substantial amount of time being confused about what’s going on. More often than not, they tell me we’re going out and I have no idea where we’re going or when we’ll be back. Sometimes it’s just a walk to the pulpería down the street, sometimes it’s an all-day trip to an aunt’s house, and one time we were doing errands all over town for a few hours. It’s wonderful – I’m letting go of my need to be in control of everything, I’m learning to trust people, and I’m a great source of entertainment for my family as they watch the lightbulb go on when I finally figure out what’s happening. :)

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Retos Para Cada Año

Cada vez que estamos en esta temporada nos proponemos nuevos retos para el nuevo año que comienza, quedan atrás las celebraciones por gratitud a un año que ha pasado, también queda atrás el espíritu de gratitud que tenemos al celebrar el nacimiento de nuestro salvador.

Ahora en enero nos enfrentamos con una realidad que hemos venido evadiendo ante tanta celebración y un espíritu de alegría; y esa realidad es la que todos nos hacemos sin importar en que área nos desempeñamos y esta es ¨Como vamos a enfrentar este nuevo año¨ y más que decir como lo haremos, comenzamos a establecer estrategias que nos permitan llegar a alcanzar lo que creemos que sería el éxito.

En la providencia no es la excepción en estar embargados por esta incertidumbre o este sentimiento que por veces no es fácil de digerir, solo que también sabemos que es lo que tenemos que hacer para poder hacer un plan efectivo para este y cada año que comenzamos; esto lo encontramos en la palabra de Dios en el libro de I Tim. 6:10-12.

Este libro nos da 4 sugerencias:

1. Que nos apartemos de las cosas pecaminosas

2. Que busquemos la santidad, a través de la Fe, La Paciencia, El Amor, y Bondad de corazón

3. Que peleemos la Buena Batalla de La Fe

4. Que guardemos la Palabra de Dios que nos ha sido encomendada

Espero que esta pequeña reflexión nos permita hacer propósitos y metas para este nuevo año y que para el mes de Diciembre las podamos celebrar tal y como celebramos las del 2011, para Honra y gloria de nuestro padre celestial


P.D. sacado del sermón de Mizael Flores del 30-12-11, Iglesia Punto de Gracia. Siguatepeque.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Seguridad y Planeacion

En estos últimos dias aquí en La Providencia hemos estado planificando las actividades para los próximos anos de nuestra organización, es
necesario especificar que es dificil poder predecir el futuro, sobre todo con una economia mundial el crisis, los indices de inseguridad disparandose creando asi un ambiente mas hostil para las ONG que dependen de las donaciones de personas y organizaciones.

Es sobre entendido todo lo que atrae una mala economía o indices económicos bajos; pero les
recordare algunos y espero uds, ayuden a completar mas cosas que trae una economía baja.

*Creo que es mejor enumerarlas para así poder analizarlas:
*Falta de Fuentes de Trabajo
*Falta de Construcción
*Menos rotación de efectivo, perjudicando así a los peque;os empresarios y beneficiando a las grandes corporaciones.
*Aumenta la inseguridad por la falta de empleo

*Familias son desintegradas, en busca de mejores oportunidades de trabajo o del sueno americano.*Menores de edad son utilizados a pedir dinero en la calle, a robar, a ser mulas por el narcotrafico o a prostitución

Es por eso que en estos tiempos debemos unirnos y optimizar esfuerzos para asi poder enfocarnos en la seguridad que proviene de Dios. Rom. 8:28-39

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Conference with Honduran NGOs

I am excited to attend and speak about the La Providencia best practice family model orphanage at the Conference on Honduras in Copan this week with Douglas and Mizael.  The conference includes people from non-governmental organizations working with children from all over Honduras.  We hope to start new and strengthen existing relationships during the conference that will further enable us to collaborate with other organizations throughout Honduras to continue raising the bar on the standard of care for orphans and at-risk children.  Stay tuned for updates from the conference . . . 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Can We Really Love Our Enemies?

In Matthew 5 and Romans 12, Jesus and Paul implore us to love, bless, and pray for our enemies.  Is this really possible for us to accomplish?  Well, in this follow-up to the most recent discussion in the "Tough Questions in a Culture of Relativism" series on the PWM blog, you can listen to the sermon I delivered on 9/11 about how we can love our enemies on global and local levels.  Just click here ( to download the sermon.  I'm sure that it won't come as a shock to anyone that the answer to the question involves looking in the mirror and at Jesus.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Results of an intense summer

The summer ended about a week ago, the 20th of august we send our last team back home, between the months of June, July and August we had about 13 Teams with an estimate of Visitors or Team Member of 140 persons, including Children, Teenage, Early Adults, Adults; from different ranges of work or study.

There were about 5 churches on Honduras that we worked with this summer, and more that 100 kids each VBS on each Church, we also reach some of the community aspects by starting a Soccer Clinic on the community Aguas del Padre, we also care and recognize the important role of a women on the family and in that direction we make a dinner for the women at the community that go to a church or that their children attend the Academy; and some of them were saying that no one has done something like this for them.

But the things that the summer is already making are that the Monday devotionals are not only for the summer, but now it would stay in regular basis for the employees and families. Because they have said that it is such a good time, and that everyone has the opportunity to worship, to study the bible and also to get to know the needs and prayers of the others members on the La Providencia Family.

Other great thing that the summer has left is a better attitude of the staff about their role on the ministry and in consequence of that we had experience a better work environment amount every one, the guys of maintain and the driver saw and inspirational video about team work; and since that they are more involve in the ways that should be a better place to work, but more to look like a place that is making and impact on peoples life.

The goal is that we can spread these motivations of feelings with the rest of the people involved and that because that we can growth for well and impact others people life around the world, the country, the city and the village.