Escuela Viva

Let us tell you a little about the story behind this wonderful ministry.

These children and their families reside in Reynosa, Mexico. Their homes, which consist of scrap wood, pallets, old bed springs and plastic, are located in a reclaimed garbage dump called the Colonia. Their diet consists of beans, rice, corn tortillas and occasionally the meat of a chicken which was raised in their yard.

Over the years, Strategic Alliance, a ministry located in New Braunfels, Texas that CrossBridge partners with has built over 500 new homes to replace the structures they were living in. The homes are a wood structure with one room, three windows, a door and tin roof. The neighborhood shares a water source in the middle of each block. Those lucky enough to have electricity, “borrow” it from a neighboring area with electricity.

To provide for their families many rummage through garbage for items to sell for money. Some drive homemade donkey driven carts through the city picking up garbage to support their family. Others work as laborers in local factories. A typical wage is $20.00 to $40.00 per week. A factory wage is $60.00 to $80.00 per week. There are no paved streets.

Your sponsorship provides resources to educate, counsel and influence these youth in a positive way. With your money, ESCUELA VIVA, a ministry of Strategic Alliance along with CrossBridge Community Church provide uniforms, shoes, backpacks, school supplies and pay the fees to attend school.


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“I have seen the burden God has placed on us all.
Yet God made everything beautiful for its own time.
He has planted eternity in the human heart,
but even so, people cannot see the whole scope
of God’s work from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:10-11

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