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A Journey Towards God's Dream

Letter from Angie Hanlon-Toth, Forming Lives Foundation President.

"As I read, Hark “The Voice of Jesus Calling" by Daniel March,  I once again felt a tugging at my heart. It was the voice of Jesus calling, "Who will go and work today? Loud and long the master calls you;  Who will answer, gladly saying, 'Here am I. Send me, send me.' "



Those words…they resonated with me. This was in 2013, when God placed a dream in my heart - His dream. Back then, I wasn’t even thinking about what I could do for God’s kingdom. I wasn’t far enough along in my spiritual journey to question it. I just knew I felt a stirring inside. Something in me wanted to say, “Send me!” I believe that’s where a God-sized dream begins—with God capturing your heart and placing a dream within. I didn’t understand it then, and I didn’t know what God planned, but I see now that’s when He started capturing my heart. He was drawing me closer to Him and His desires for me.


I now look back at the beginning of the journey He that started in May of 2013, when I joined a mission trip to Bogota, Colombia.  It was a trip that I would not forget. On a cold, rainy evening, we drove up a curving mountain road to visit the town of Santa Cecilia. I can’t explain why, but my heart was instantly captured - not by the muddy road or the wild dogs running around, not by the cold empty frame of a building with a grey cement floor, or even by the view from the high mountain top. No...my heart was captured by the dream shared by Pastor Lucy and Pastor Ricky: building a community of faith that would provide spiritual, emotional and physical transformation to the people living in Santa Cecilia. "


Do you want to join us and the people of Santa Cecilia, as we journey forward together in realizing God's plan? Consider traveling on our 2020 mission trip, or donate here. Any amount you donate helps!

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In the Summer of 2019 classrooms were build for the children

 

 

 

in 2018 a court was built on the purchased land in Santa Cecilia, Colombia. Now the children have a place to play sports while attending the after-school program. Forming Lives Foundation will continue to support the work being done to build the entire recreation center 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Trip August 16-23, 2017

                                  The mission team visited Santa Cecilia, Colombia to discover that a construction                                                   company donated over 20,000 bricks to help with building the   Coliseum                                                             the team assisted  in using some of the bricks to construct a road                                                                           in front of the Alliance church. (See pictures in Gallery below).

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   

Recreation Center

 

 

    CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

 

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  • After much prayer, God has directed the Foundacion FORMAVIDA to develop a new strategy that allows the youth and young adults from the community to have a place where they can use their free time to develop and foster the talents God has given them.

  • This project will consist of the construction of a multi-purpose space which includes multi-use athletic courts, a daycare center, AND a multi-use covered gym to play basketball, soccer, and volleyball with the idea of adding classrooms  and Christian school in the future.

  • To do this we are proposing the following phases:

    • 1. First Phase: AQUISITION OF THE LAND:  a. Buy the land b. Study the topography c. Define plans d. Obtain a construction license

    • 2. Second Phase: FIRST CONSTUCTION:  a. Level the land b. Build the foundation c. Build the structure d. Level and build the parking lot e. Build walls to prevent landslides

    • 3. Third Phase: SECOND CONSTRUCTION: a. Walls and columns of center b. Bleachers c. Roof d. Lighting We are looking for partnerships, churches, organizations, schools, families, and individuals who believe that this is possible.

  • We need people who want to support us in prayer, physically and financially! We appreciate and value your consideration

  • God bless you!

   OTHER PROJECTS AT SANTA CECILIA

   OASIS:  An after school program for kids and teens to receive a holistic Christian education that includes spiritual development,       tuitoring and special activities.

  DICOCO:  Women and teens learn how to trace, cut and sew cloths helping them develop talents that God has gven them and it     encourages them to be entrepreneurs.

  HAND CRAFT FOR LIVE:  Mothers and youths identify, develop and enhance skills as they crochet bags, wallets and bracelets.

 

Fundraising

Progress

Forming Lives Foundation is committed to providing a community center where individuals and families in Santa Cecelia, Colombia can develop their quality of life: spiritually, intellectually and physically.

Thanks to our Generous Donors
 Phase One Status

 *Raised $25,800 as of 3/1/2020

* Paid back loan for the first land: $16,000 

With your support and contributions in Colombia we have completed the payment of the first land.

 *  Land Deed: $ 800  

Although this step was not mentioned in the original budget, without this there can not be construction license)

 

 * Topographic survey $ 600 

The actual cost was $200 more expensive than expecting

* Classrooms, Bakery and DiCoco Sewing Room $8,400

For these section of the project FORMAVIDA has collected the extra $6,900 has being through different events within the community, and other local donors. 

Next Steps for Phase One:

* Land (ground) survey $ 1,200

* Architectural plans $ 4,000

* Structural plans $ 5,000 

* Construction license $ 3,400 

Total Needed.......................$ 13, 600

 



 

 

 

 

The Colombia Comunity

Making a Difference

The Community of Santa Cecilia, Colombia has a population of more than 10,000 people and approximately 6,000 are between the ages of 0-15. They face many of the following issues:

  • Lack of work

  • Low economic resources

  • Malnutrition & learning disabilities

  • School drop-out

  • Unwanted pregnancies, abortions and abuse

  • Violence

  • Drug-Abuse

  • Lack of Spiritual knowledge, and Life principles

 WE HAVE A DREAM....

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P.O. Box 124  New City, NY, USA

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