NOURISHMENT FOR THE BODY AND SOUL
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
Sunday, March 29th, after watching church online, our family felt compelled to start a "food program" for Ixchel and Kalak employees during this pandemic. This program provides basic food items while spreading hope. Many of you reached out to us, thank you.
With the enthusiastic support of Ixchel management and others (a special thank you to Sonia,) we kicked off the distribution in just 3 days. Wednesday, Kalak employees received their first package. The appreciation shown after this first distribution was overwhelming. We are continuing weekly! Below you will see some pictures as well as video links.
Ixchel employees will be receiving wages through late April. Packages will start being provided April 15th to housekeeping staff. Late April is the target date for other employees. Packages will be provided on a weekly basis. We are planning assistance through June for a staff of 75.
Our initial goal of providing aide through June will require assistance. We are hoping to raise an additional $7,500 USD to help meet these needs.
Additional funds will allow us to extend the giving as needed.
We know some of you help in your own way...please continue! For those of you looking for a way to help we have attached information.
Venmo: Dean Smith: @Dean-Smith-110
(If these don't work for you don't hesitate to call)
Ixchel owners may have Sergio transfer from their accounts into a special Ixchel Feed Ixchel account. Please reference "Feed Ixchel."
Cindy, Cheridan, Dustin and I hope you and your families are well. These are unprecedented times.
Dios de Bendiga (God Bless You)