First Christian Church to Help Guatemalan Kids Who Can’t Be Adopted

Lawrenceburg residents have profoundly large hearts, helping each other in times of need, and some are looking way beyond our county limits to make a difference for those who can’t help themselves.  Mike McColl, the associate youth minister for First Christian Church here in Lawrenceburg, is determined to help orphaned children in Guatemala who can’t be adopted in the US.

“Guatemala no longer does international adoptions through the United States,” Mike said.  So Adopt Inc out of Lexington has created an orphanage in Guatemala to help the orphaned children that would otherwise be allowed to come to American families.  Called the Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home, Mike is looking to help improve the home, the community, and give a learning experience for Lawrenceburg youth.

The church is planning a trip to Guatemala next year in June which will last for nine days.  They already have 31 signed up, with 21 of those being youth and have been planning the trip for years.  Mike will be leading the trip and will be focusing on building projects and educational opportunities for the youth making the trip.

To help raise funds for the trip, they’re holding a 5k fun run/walk on June 4th starting at 8:30am behind the Anderson County Middle School.  Called the Chalice Chase, the 5k is open to anyone who wants to support the cause.  Registration is at 7:45am and costs $25 ($20 if pre-registered) with a family rate at $60.  This will be one of the larger fundraisers for the trip and shirts will be given to those who register before this Sunday.  “We’re looking forward to this event,” Mike said.

For pre-registration and information about the walk, check out their website.

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