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LSS-Corpus Christi NEWS

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On the Move With FIT

This summer there’s more going on in Corpus Christi than sailing, fishing, beach combing and the Texas State Aquarium. On July 2nd the Robstown office of Foster In Texas (FIT) relocated to Corpus after several years at their Robstown location. Now they’ll be able to help a greater number of children in need in Nueces County, and will be more conveniently located for the foster parents they serve and train. Their new address is 4455 South Padre Island Drive, so if you’re ever in the neighborhood, please drop in and say HI!

Pictured here, with the paint on the walls barely dry, are (left to right) Mike Nevergall of the LSS Development Team, family service worker Shelly Salazar, area director Mickie Rodriguez, FSW Vanessa Aguirre, and Joanna Rocha,  director of volunteers at Bokenkamp. (Unfortunately, admin Melissa Aguilar missed the photo op.)

Getting Prepared at Bokenkamp

Bokenkamp Children’s Shelter is bustling with preparations for an expected influx of residents by the end of the month—from the usual 100 to around 120 children. A greater number of unaccompanied minors are making the dangerous trek to the U.S. from their home countries of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, where warfare has been escalating. Please pray for their safe travels!

The Galilean Men in Mission from Galilean Lutheran Church answered the call to help, and they went to work assembling almost a dozen bunk beds, which are part of the plan to create more room for our additional kids. A shout-out of thanks to volunteers Leroy DeHaven Chris Swanson, Ronald Boyd, and Jerry Hilker.

A great way to support the Bokenkamp mission and Foster In Texas in Corpus is to attend the upcoming Change a Life Benefit, “Deep In the Hearts of Texans” on September 28, 2013. Contact Joanna Rocha for additional information or to volunteer: [email protected] or 361-994-1214.

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