Jesus does not want us to just offer charity to the homeless. Even though charity is good, it must have a greater purpose. It is not about a Christian person feeling better about himself or herself, but about him or her being partakers of God’s redemptive work on earth. When Jesus was on His way to being crucified, "they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, as he was coming in from the country, and they put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus." (Luke 23:26).
Jesus wants us to go that extra mile, or two, or three, or four, just like Simon and all those who have followed Jesus in Spirit, and in truth, we are all part of God's redemptive work. The people that we serve were all children at one point, were born out of a woman, came from the seed of a man, and were part of a family, but something went wrong throughout their lives; perhaps poverty, education, a broken home, or never felt loved, and now they are consumed by their addictions and the streets have become their shelter to rest, yet they are still loved by God.
• There will be no economic cost to any of our clients or anyone in need of a rehabilitation center.
• We will continue to cultivate relationships with them through our support groups and recruit them to the rural rehab center at "Quien Soy Yo Foundation."
• Funds for the rehab center will be raised through donors, the community in Nicaragua, and through self-sustainability programs.
• The clients will contribute to supporting the center through the development projects implemented at the center.
• Those who have shown a true conversion and discover a vocation in the rehab center will have access to scholarships at vocational and academic institutions to continue building employable skills.
• Clients will be able to stay for an internship and help others entering the rehab center.
• We will make sure that once they are ready to be reintegrated back into society that they have jobs, a church to go to, and a place to live. This will be in coordination with churches, other community organizations, and family if they have one.
Our uniqueness begins by staying true to our God-given convictions, our principles, and our deep calling in helping those we minister to at no charge. Just as we have freely received from God, freely we give; this is our light and our cross that we carry as we follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus said to all believers, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house.” (Mathew 5:14-15 ESV)