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Fiesta of help: Fall City church wants to save lives in Guatemalan village

Valley Christian Assembly Church hosts a fundraising event with a Mexican Fiesta dinner and silent auction, 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

The fundraiser is an opportunity to help change people’s lives in the small village of San Miguel Chamil, Guatemala. Valley Christian Assembly Church, partnering with Food for the Hungry, has made a commitment to support this village by sponsoring many children and helping with annual community projects for a 10-year period.

Last year, a mission group from the Valley planted fruit trees in their village, combating malnutrition, a serious problem, and helping with trade. Vacation Bible School is also provided for the local children.

Food for the Hungry focuses on the needs of the community and asked church members this year to help install new cooking stoves. The villagers keep warm and cook in open fires in the middle of their homes. With a fire pit in the middle of the home without proper ventilation, the villagers inhale smoke, causing serious respiratory problems. Therefore, a trip is planned to return in August this year to construct and install these new stoves, which will, in the long run, save lives.

The church is located at 32725 SE 42nd Street, Fall City; call the church at (425) 222-5284. Tickets are $8 per person. Children under 3 are free.

The church is seeking businesses to sponsor or donate goods for the fiesta. To learn more, e-mail to Samantha at svannyhuis@yahoo.com.

 

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