Southern Baptist Missions Network
Iglesia en Marcha (Español)
Your House of Blessing in Guatemala
Free Discipling Literature
-We thank God for an ever-growing movement to rescue unborn children from medical murder called “abortion.” However, we dare not do this to the exclusion of rescuing children who managed to be born but are doomed to an early death and/or physical and mental deformity because of extreme malnourishment. For that reason, we bring to your sight a group of children who are in the bottom 3% of the average of all the children in the world in terms of height and/or weight for their ages. They, like unborn children, have been out of our sight.
All you see here are from one village, officially called in Spanish, “the Anthill.” It is a village of shacks made of cardboard and other discards along what was once the right-of-way of a railway going through a rubber plantation in Guatemala. Typically, these children eat two meals a day of little more than a few tortillas. Curiously, the children do not look emaciated. But they are severely underdeveloped both in body and cranial development. Their lack of vitamins and essential vitamins and minerals make them defenseless against common childhood diseases. Many of them have already lost brothers or sisters to such diseases and their own young lives are in peril. In Guatemala and other places right here in the North American continent, such villages are found when searched for. Most are out of sight of their own governments as well as most relief agencies. These tend to work in places that are more visible and more easily accessible but are far less needy. We could turn our eyes away from these, as most others have done, but the Lord brings them to our attention. They are the reason for a new Christ-centered effort called “Rescue the Children.”