West Asheville Presbyterian Church

Missions and Outreach

Our current Habitat for Humanity house (in Swananoa)
Our Mission giving projects for 2013:

Erlin -- our Word Vision Child
This is our world Vision child Erlin Gamaliel Lopez He was born on February 20, 2008.  He lives with his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. His father is a farm laborer.  Despite their efforts, it is difficult to meet the family needs.
Erlin is growing up in a poor community in the Latin American country of Guatemala.  Homes may be made if clay bricks with tin sheets or of bamboo cane with straw roofs, depending on what is available.  Families survive on corn, beans, eggs and milk or whatever homegrown food is available.  The climate in this region is moderate and the terrain is rocky and dusty.
Erlin is not in school at this time.  He likes to play soccer.  He is in satisfactory health
Our sponsorship commitment helps provide Erlin and his community with greater access to nutritious food, improved health care and hygiene.  Our support also provides educational opportunities for children.  Parents are given training to help them enhance their family's standard of living.  Finally, through Christian witness, these precious children and their families will have the joy of knowing God's grace and love.