Many migrant workers and their families in the San Quintin Valley live in housing called “cuarterias”. Often, housing in the cuarterias is an apartment consiting of one small room. While parents work for long hours in local fields, their children are usually left in the cuarterias, not attending school. Many of these children don’t receive meals during the day, and children as young as five are forced to take care of their younger siblings. OLOCM partners with David & Aida Vargas, two of our indigenous ministry partners, to provide nutritious meals and snacks to these children during the day, as well as coordinate group activities for them. We also lead a VBS camp at the cuarterias, where the children get to hear bibles stories, sing songs and hear about the love of Jesus Christ.
When we go to the Cuarterias we are there to just simply love the kids. There will be lots of time for soccer games, jump rope, blowing bubbles, and a wide variety of Mexican games. You will also have the opportunity to teach them a bible story, as well as feed them a nutritious lunch. Ultimately our goal is to show them the love of Christ and to plant the seeds of Gods love into their lives.