Expressions of Joy was born three years ago when a child told my sister that she has never received a Christmas gift. My sister, who is in charge of our children ministry, had been painfully aware of the needs of these children.
Most of the kids that we minister to in the mountains are bare-footed and under fed. The idea of having a special party for the kids at Christmas, where they would be fed and given a gift was born.
For the past three years, with the help of Janet Rey and our faithful supporters and friends, we have been able to bring a smile to the faces of those who needs it most.
Each child is given a backpack containing items such as shoes, toiletries, school supplies a toy and of course some candy. The amount needed for each bag is $10.00.
These bags are given to the kids at a party where they are fed, and the gospel message is presented to their family.
To date we have done Expressions of Joy parties in Costa Rica, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Please help us to reach out to the kids on some of the Kuna Islands this Christmas.