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Greetings from Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, Mexico! Since 1999, the Oaxaca Prison Ministry has done wonders on a shoestring, but now we need your help to strengthen our work in 2014.
"All the money out there can't change the world; it's loving your neighbor that does that. In here we come to know this, to look out for others; we are all human beings, with many flaws and all, but in here, slowly, over time, learning the things of God definitely changes your life. Now I can say that being in here doesn't affect me. People always ask me why I look so happy all the time. Of course I have problems, many of them, but I leave everything in God's hands.
"Just because I'm in charge doesn't mean I'm going to do everything. It's about getting everyone to participate, to see each other as we are: a family.
"People outside think that we're not accomplishing much, but that's not true; in here it's clear that what we do changes lives.
"Funds are needed for people to feel supported, such as by a lawyer, because when you come here you spend everything you have, and sometimes you run out of resources."Here are some examples of what your tax-deductible donation will accomplish:
· $22 pays a stipend for a lawyer to visit the prison every week.
· $60 buys toys and materials to celebrate Children's Day with inmates' kids at the end of April.
· $160 pays one month's stipend for Guillermo Rodriguez, a former inmate leader who wants to join our team but needs to support his wife and one-year-old baby.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today! (IRS ID #94-3351830) You can donate online here, or if you prefer, you can mail a check to:
The Tequio Foundation
P.O. Box 31574
Walnut Creek, CA 94598.
Oaxaca Prison Ministry