King Avenue has been taking mission teams to the Mexican city of Piedras Negras since 2007, where we visit an orphanage (Casa de Misericordia) and local churches who are involved in the care of Mexico’s poorest citizens. The purpose of each trip is to deepen the partnership with our friends in Piedras Negras. We accomplish this by playing games and doing activities with the children, helping with maintenance and or construction projects around the grounds and enjoying fellowship over meals and in worship.
Casa de Misericordia is home to children whose parents have abandoned or abused them. Some return to their families when the home situation becomes more stable, but others will stay until they are able to live on their own or with a distant relative. The children need to know that someone cares for them and our church’s long-term commitment is important in this regard.
Of course, the orphanage needs money to operate, so King Ave UMC hosts an annual fundraising event featuring live music, silent and live auctions and great food. Visit the Cuisine for a Cause page for more information about this event.
Contact Pastor Keeny (email@example.com) for more information or to join an upcoming team.