Since it’s inception by Joe & Sadie Law in 2006 Mission Possible has been reaching out from Northern Ireland and sharing God’s love in Colombia to the street children of Bogota. Mission Possible has a goal of helping as many of these children as possible who have been abandoned by family and the state and instead aims to give them hope and help to put the smile back on their sad faces. In partnership with One Mission Society they have seen God bless their efforts in so many ways.
Colombia is known for producing good coffee beans but has become more infamous for the violence of the civil war and drugs which are wrecking havoc in so many lives. In the capital Bogota, it’s estimated around 10,000 children are living on the streets, being denied a childhood and used as prostitutes, rummaging for food in the dumps and many living in the sewers and below bridges. Shocking but true!
Mission Possible wants to help many of these children by providing feeding programmes and children’s care homes where they can be cared for and shown God’s love in a very practical way, helped in their education and given psychological & medical care where needed.
Mission Possible is sharing God’s love in Colombia.
They are giving many children a better future by currently funding two projects in Bogota –
Hope House – a residential care home for boys in the centre of Bogota. This is a refuge for boys from 5 years upwards who have been completely abandoned or on the brink of being abandoned. Read a recent update about how God is changing lives at Hope House here.
Juan Rey Centre – Juan Rey is one of the poorest districts of Bogota and Mission Possible, supported by volunteers from the local Christian Fellowship Church, have rented a building and are funding a feeding programme where 65 children receive a meal every day and are sent to school. This project is to be extended to include a church and a multi-purpose day centre. You can find out more about this project here.
As we all know this all costs money, so how can we help?
Mission Possible has 2 charity shops, one in Portglenone and the other in Strabane and through these much of the fundraising is done. Thanks to the generosity of the public these shops are stocked with furniture, clothes, handbags, bed linen, curtains and other household goods. Any unused or good quality second hand donations are always appreciated to keep the shops full, so if you’re thinking of de-cluttering your house and have any of the above, please consider donating them to Mission Possible. (Furniture items can be collected if necessary) Cash donations are also very much appreciated. Sales from the shops are able to cover all essential overheads and produce a healthy profit, so this means 100% of all cash donations go in full to support the projects in Bogota.
Mission Possible will really appreciate any support you can offer them, either by donating or buying goods from the shops or making a monetary donation. Possibly the easiest way to make a donation is to use the Give.Net facility on the website here. They also value your prayers. If you can help and want more information, or if your Church would like to invite Mission Possible to do a presentation, call Joe Law on 07709 156112 or click here. You can also follow Mission Possible on Facebook here.