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REPORTING · 20th October 2015
Rick Reinert
For the last eight years groups of people from Mountain View Alliance church have been working in partnership with Tarahumara ministries in Mexico, bringing much needed help to some of the indigenous people of the Copper canyon area of Mexico. The Tarahumara and Pima people live in remote areas with very poor shelter, and a serious lack of nutritional food. At an elevation of more than 2000 meters above sea level where winter is like Kitimatís with less snow, life is very harsh. In some of these areas 50% of the children will die of preventable illness, exposure or starvation before the age of ten. On top of this in many areas there are no educational opportunities, health care or other social supports.
Seven teams have travelled from Kitimat to work along side Mexicanís, Canadian and American medical personnel, and the local people providing care and building much needed facilities. In Babicora where the Pima people, live they built a multi-functional church building which is also used for health care, education and distribution of food and clothing. With the Tarahumara they have built an orphanage, a school, and now have womenís health center and shelter, under construction.
Over these years as work progressed many people from Kitimat have, and continue to generously support this work in different ways . Now Pastor Tomas Bencomo, the head of Tarahumara ministries, along with three others from his team and one of the Canadian volunteer doctors will be visiting Kitimat to share stories and pictures from the work being done, and the difference it is making. This will take place on Oct 31st. 7:30 p.m. at Mountain View Alliance church 1332 Lahakas. There is no cost and this is not a fund raising event, all are welcome to attend.
For future information please contact Mountain View Alliance church at 250-632 4658, or call Rick Reinert at 250-639-9487.