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One Heart, One Soul During This Crisis

To Our Supporters,


In this time of quarantine due to Covid19, I have been given time to ponder what will change and what will move forward. The one thing that has the most lasting influence is people’s hearts, their bond to a value, their beliefs -  and in this case, the power of faith.  My thoughts are taken back to Colombia and the community of Santa Cecilia. The church there succeeds because they reach broadly across their community, making their faith a reality for the ordinary lives of their people. The effects of this faith are most visible in times of crisis -  especially during this pandemic.


Loyalty has an intimate bound with the values and faith of a community of diversified people..


Fundación Formavida will survive this crisis


because this bond is expanded and has reached the hearts of their people…It has become part of the culture of the community.


I am taken to the biblical scripture in Acts 4:32, that says,

“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common.”


Luke gives us a status report of the early Church. It's a snapshot of a community of people whose hearts are utterly revolutionized by believing in Jesus.  This is intended to further convey the idea of the Kingdom of God being evidenced on Earth, with its constant growth. Here, we see that they lived differently than we do.


Dr. Bryan Widbin, Alliance Theological Seminary professor, taught his students about Mishpat – a powerful dynamic order, as in the early church; the power that God embedded in the design of creation that made the world a life sustaining place with His partnership; giving humanity the ability to live well with one another.


“If you have me, you have it all”.

We depend on a relationship with God or we have no breath.

We must share land and resources and obey God.

ONE GOD, ONE LAND, ONE PEOPLE.


Behold, how good and how pleasant it is. For brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalms 133:1

Fundación Formavida emulates the early church, living out of mishpat, love and unity.

Great things will be done in Santa Cecilia, Colombia! 

Great things will come forward out of our hearts!

With God's Love & Gratitude,

Angie Hanlon-Toth

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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....

845-288-0656

P.O. Box 124  New City, NY, USA

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