The Oak Life Journal
Jan | Feb 2024
From the Editor
By Cameron Talbot
2 minute read
I don’t know about your shelters, but the past three years have been difficult for Love in Action Children’s Home where I help direct here in Chapala, Mexico. We are home to 22 wonderful girls, and like every director or caregiver reading this, we’re doing the best we can to give our kids a good family.
Lately, it’s been an uphill battle.
Everything from financial loss due to covid, to very strange and slanderous rumors about our organization in the community, our staff has been tested from every angle.
There have been tears, difficult decisions, uncomfortable conversations.
But something is changing, and we’re walking into 2024 with a new kind of energy. I believe it comes from the Lord. He is breathing new life into the mission field. And so we’re going to be doing some home remodeling here at Love in Action.
Not physically, but metaphorically.
You can feel the excitement among the staff, as everyone comes into agreement on our 2024 goals for this home remodel. I’d love to share those goals with you, and hear what your home’s goals are in the comments. We are believing in the Lord for a new season together!
Love in Action’s 2024 goals:
- Empower the caregivers to further build their homes into atmospheres of family
- Increase funding by 25%
- Implement entirely new volunteer program and process
- Create and implement evaluations of staff and child progress
- Hire (2) new caregivers
- Maintain a dynamic social media presence for community impact
What about you? What are your home’s goals for a better year?
We pray blessings on you and a your children, and Happy New Year!