To attend public school in Guatemala isn't free. Uniforms and fees are required for all grade levels. It can cost as much as $200 for a year to provide school fees for an average elementary student. Many children can't afford to attend or must stay at home to help provide income for their families. Our sponsorship program allows more than 120 children the opportunity to attend school and one-on-one tutoring. Basic medical/dental assistance and food baskets are also included. Personal relationships with your sponsor child are encouraged. All this for only $30 per month!
The auction takes place on Friday, November 15, 2019. Doors open at 6pm and the meal is served at 6:30pm. Your event registration includes a catered meal from Carlton's Italian Restaurant of Cullman with your choice of entree (Chicken Alfredo or Lasagna). Upon purchasing your ticket, please send an email to make your meal selection. This is an adults-only event, childcare is not available.
Feed.Love.Serve Auction Ticket Sales
The Tabitha House is a ministry located in Guatemala City, next to the Guatemala City dump.The ministry was started in 2006 by a local woman who saw the need to minister to the women that live in and around the dump. Today, Tabitha House is a school for children that live in the area. These children receive 2 meals per day, along with Christian schooling. There is also discipleship programs for the mothers as well as work trades that are taught in the afternoons. We, as Buena Vista, assist the Tabitha House with counseling, prayer, providing ﬁnancial support, providing mission teams, and many other areas of ministry.
Many opportunities exist annually to personally visit and work alongside the team. Weeklong trips are scheduled during the Summer months, Spring Break and over New Year's. Whether you're a party of one or a youth group of 14, we have a spot for you. During the week, you can expect to participate in most areas of the ministry and we typically will build a home for a family in need in the community. You'll also get to meet with your sponsor children! Be prepared to get dirty, to work hard and to receive so much more than you can ever give. The need is great. Come, fall in love with Guatemala.
Reserved Table (6 capacity), $100
In October of 2017, Buena Vista started going to a special needs orphanage once per week. We saw a great need at this small orphanage. Having children all with special needs is a challenge within itself. The director started this orphanage 15 years ago. They have 26 children that live there full-time. Other children with special needs come in each day during the week to receive classes for their schooling. We have been providing them with medical gloves and doing some light repairs on the facility and anything else that is needed. This orphanage cares for the needs of these children. From therapy, schooling, teaching children how to walk and eat, giving meds, to teaching God's Word - this is a blessed and joyful place.
Malnourishment is a serious problem in the area in which we serve in Guatemala. In 2011, we opened our first feeding center in the remote mountain village of San Cristobal El Bajo where today we provide 40-50 meals daily to children (and few adults). In 2014, we opened our second feeding center in San Pedro Las Huertas that provides meals for more than 100 children per day! Many children here go without eating for days at a time or only have tortillas, bread or a small amount of black beans to sustain them. In addition to meals, they are also receiving vitamins, Bible lessons and weekly scripture memorization incentive. We've seen tremendous improvement in the health of those who've taken advantage of this program!
Each and every person can pray for Ministerios Buena Vista. Prayer is a vital part of our daily needs and we truly can feel your prayers. Buena Vista is a busy ministry that works in many areas of Guatemala. Some areas are very rural and hard to get to. Travel safety in Guatemala is always a need when you pray. Some areas are run by gangs and there is much extorsion by local leaders. We are in constant need for prayers of safety. Diseases are prominent in many children, and health care is not good. Prayers for good health are needed. Running a large ministry means long hours and many employees. We need prayer for strength and wisdom. There are many other areas you can help Buena Vista by prayer. So please, PRAY.
Event Ticket, $30
In 2010, we saw a need in a small mountainside village to begin a Feeding Center ministry. Most of the children were very undernourished and suffered from many preventable diseases. The doors opened that Summer and we began providing children (and several adults) with a warm meal, a multi-vitamin and an interactive song & message of God's hope. Fast forward to today -- we now have two Feeding Centers in operation that provide meals to over 200 children daily! This ministry has been blessed by God and is made possible by funds raised from the Annual Feed.Love.Serve Holiday Auction, hosted by Fairview: The Grace Place in Falkville, AL.. The funds from this annual event support and staff the Feeding Center for the entire year!
The adults-only event includes both live & silent auction items and a catered meal, childcare is not available. Tickets will go on sale the first week in October, be sure to check back as tickets will sell out due to limited seating capacity. We do not have the opportunity to offer walk-up registration at the night of the event.
Tickets are $30 each. To reserve a table for you and up to 5 other registered attendees, you can do so for an additional $100.
For information on how you can donate a new item or service, or arrange to sponsor the event, send us an email.