"Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked."
Psalm 82:3-4 (NKJV)
Helpless, Defenseless, Needy
In Latin America, a large percentage of the population currently lives in poverty, oftentimes, dire poverty. These unaddressed circumstances have led to an increase of health and safety concerns, especially among women and children.
With the lack of education and work opportunities, many young adults engage in behavior that results in unplanned pregnancies. These young surprised parents, who are frequently already single mothers, are faced with an inability to care for their children and decide to take drastic measures with unsafe abortion practices, resulting in the death of thousands of innocent lives, including mother and baby, and leaving the surviving women with permanent emotional scars.
Good News of Help
Foundation Adonai Vida y Dignidad (FAVD), an organization of mercy and hope, seeks to open several centers across the Latin American continent that will provide alternatives, opportunities, education and counseling with the objective of preserving the lives of the most helpless populations. These centers and services will be maintained and offered by Corporaciòn Adonai Vida y Dignidad (CAVD), which is FAVD's sister organization in Latin America.
Here is what CAVD in Latin America will do:
Volunteers will engage churches, community agencies, businesses and media communications to promote this project widespread so that women in Latin America realize that there is help for them in the event of an unplanned pregnancy.
As CAVD receives calls from needy women, a confidential interview will be set up where women can receive information on testing, medical follow-up and maternity education.
Trained counselors will meet with mother and father of the baby to discuss responsibilities of parenting, health monitoring of the woman, and financial responsibilities and job opportunities and training to support the growing family. Local businesses will be engaged to assist the CAVD-assigned families with job training.
CAVD, under special conditions, could provide “no interest” loans to help poor families establish small businesses or “cottage” industries under proper supervision and accountability that will allow parents to be able to provide for their new baby and growing family.
Provide godly counseling so that all families who choose life for their baby can be at peace with God and with themselves. A fundamental change of heart will produce fundamental change of behavior toward sexual integrity and wholesome living.
Here is what YOU can do for these families:
That the most vulnerable will receive the care and compassion they need to revitalize their hope and help them to make decisions that will preserve the lives of the innocent.
Share this mission with your local church or community to raise support that goes directly toward assisting those most in need in Latin America.
Regardless of whether it covers the cost of counseling, medical services and supplies, food, clothing, or housing, every gift helps to save lives.