Smiling tourists never imagine the truth of life in Puerto Rico.
A commonwealth of the United States, Puerto Rico offers wealthy residents and tourists the comforts of America as well as exotic beaches and a relaxed Caribbean culture.
Sadly, almost half of the population lives below the poverty line, and unemployment always remains high. Most of the Puerto Rican people do not have access to services such as police protection and emergency mediacal care.
Many families have been torn apart by emigration—almost half of the island’s people have moved to the United States.
Those who remain need hope. You can share the promise of a life in Christ to the people of Puerto Rico.
Build relationships and trade stories with them. You’ll learn what life in Puerto Rico is like beyond the resort walls, and you can share the promises of Jesus with forgotten teens.
You may connect with children through Vacation Bible School. You’ll help them learn that God loves them and that they are part of his great plan for the future.
Your team might engage with youth as you teach sports skills and play pickup games in local parks.
You can visit with orphans and the elderly alike, sharing the love of Christ as you learn about their needs, and help show them that they, too, are important.
Puerto Ricans need Jesus and the hope his message brings. Will you help? _______________________________________________________
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