Over the past two days, we have celebrated the graduation of 62 students from the first phase of our livelihoods project in La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.
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Our friends in Cincinnati, Ohio have again supported us enormously by holding a second 5k run to raise funds for the IPS Clinton Rabb clinic in Brisas del Mar.
More than 90 attendees, including members of the congregation from our local churches, pastors and superintendents from across Colombia, and esteemed foreign guests from our partner churches and organisations joined us at our VIII National Assembly.
This weekend, Health Brigades were organised in Brisas del Mar and Vista Hermosa, run by the doctor in attendance at our own Clinton Rabb clinic. The brigades carried out developmental checks and provided childhood vaccinations, amongst other things.
On Saturday 4th August, a Health Brigade was held in the community of La Isla, where medical consultations, cytologies, dentistry, haircuts, family counselling, and talks of personal improvement were provided, among others.
On Thursday and Friday, our training courses provided in cooperation with SENA commenced in the two communities of La Isla (Sampues) and Pueblecito (Palmito).
Today, we have launched a new livelihoods project in two indigenous Zenu communities within Sucre: La Isla, Sampues and Pueblecito, Palmito.
Our musical group Pisando Fuerte UM, has been a great support, through its youth initiative, to the public policies of youth in the department of Sucre.
Last week, a group of nine volunteers from the West Ohio Conference of the United States visited Brisas. They worked tirelessly in the construction of the new church building, as well as sharing worship and ministry with the men, women and children of the village.
The water system at Brisas continues to operate successfully, and the majority of the residents collect their water from the raised water tower in the centre of the village.