There is always needs here in Piedras Negras, Mexico. We will never be able to completely meet all those needs. But we do hope to share the love of Jesus with the people here. We have had many people ask for specific things we need for our ministry here so they can help provide for those needs. In addition to monthly support, we are currently in need of the following items to support our work here in Piedras Negras, Mexico:
-Additional Room –We are in need of completion of an additional room to our house to store all of our ministry supplies so we don’t have to crawl over them in every room of our house as we have no extra storage. We are so thankful that we were able to add an aluminum storage shed in July for our tools, and some ministry things. To complete the room it will cost approximately $700 – $1000. We already have the studs and frames up for this project but still in need of the roof, insulation, walls, plumbing, flooring and electrical to complete this project!!
-Cyber Café for Teens-We have seen that many families have to spend money on internet in paid cafes across the city to send their youth to complete their homework for school because many families can’t afford a computer, and there are no public libraries here. We would like to create a small computer café of 10 computers where students can come and complete their homework and do research for projects. Computers would need to have Microsoft Office and internet capabilities on each computer, to give young people the opportunity to improve their learning through a free cyber café. Also to provide an English course to prepare and provide better academic validity of the youth in a specific area of the city that has hundreds of youth. Internet service for one year is approximately $300.00. The equipment cost is approximately $4000. This is to buy 10 laptops to help with security and storage. We would kindly take any older working laptops as well.
-Christmas shoe boxes-Children experience God’s love & come to know Jesus personally through the power of sharing shoe box gifts that are filled with general hygiene items, school supplies, small toys, and other goods by delivering these gifts and share the Good News of Jesus Christ to children in unreached areas and local churches. The cost per each shoe box is approximately $15-20 per shoe box.
-Medical fund-We run across people every day who need some immediate medical/dental/vision assistance and they have no funds to meet these immediate needs. We currently know of a man who needs a vision exam as he is wearing three pairs of “reading” glasses just to read and function on a daily basis. During the winter season many people who cannot afford just a basic cough syrup and they remain sick and then it turns into bronchitis or pneumonia.
-Shoe funds – We see people all the time who need a decent pair of shoes. Many people have lost their shoes in the flooding that affected many of the colonials in the area back in the beginning of October and from flooding in May 2015. We have seen many children walking around barefoot. This is very dangerous and unsanitary as many places have trash, open sewage, broken glass and massive rocks that can hurt.
-School supplies-This is to provide additional supplies needed throughout the school year that continues until July. Many people provide school supplies at the beginning of the school year for children. But these are gone by Christmas time leaving many families searching for much needed supplies for the children to meet needs for school work. Public school even costs money here so many families will sacrifice meals to send their children to school so they can have a better future. We are always needing donations of folders with pockets and brads, spiral notebooks, 3 ring binders, glue sticks, crayons, pens, pencils, small pencil sharpeners, and scissors.
-Feeding Children-We assist several ministries who feed children. These children typically only get one meal in their home as their families have spent the money they earn by sending the children to school. These ministries struggle to meet these desperate needs. You can provide several meals for these children by donating a gift of $100.00.
We sincerely appreciate those that have supported our ministry thus far. Preparing the Way International-Piedras Negras wouldn’t be where it is now without you! We thank you in advance for helping meet these needs so we can then bless those here in Mexico! May God bless your generosity towards others!
If you would like to see a list of things that we are collecting year round for the multiple ministries we work with click here.
If you would like to donate to any of these items, please designated on memo line “Piedras Needs List” to: specific need.
PTW Piedras Negras, 2442 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX 75211
We will prioritize the purchasing of each item depending on most urgent need at current time.
Thank you so much for your support of our ministry!