Rosa is an important part of her family.  She helps out in the garden, provides warm clothes, takes care of the environment, and is a critical source of income.  Guess what?  Rosa is an alpaca!

Rosa’s “family” says their lives have changed drastically since she came to live with them.  For families in mountainous areas of Ecuador, an alpaca means up to 10 pounds of fleece every year!  And alpacas can live up to 20 years!  Rosa’s fleece is spinnable, knittable, sellable, and profitable for needy families.  People around the world prize alpaca fleece because it’s warmer and thicker than sheep’s wool and is hypoallergenic.  Alpacas impact entire communities, as they provide jobs for fleece spinners, herders, and shopkeepers.

As part of Rocky Railway VBS, our church will participate in an Operation Kid-to-Kid international mission project – a partnership between Group Publishing and World Vision – that allows hundreds of thousands of kids in North America to provide the life-changing resource of alpacas for families in Ecuador.

A $10 donation contributes toward the cost of an alpaca as well as to educating families on how to care for these important animals.     Join us in making a long-lasting impact across the globe! Enclose your donation in an offering envelope, write the amount and “VBS Mission” on the front of the envelope, and drop in the offering bucket on Sundays this month.  Your contribution will help not only families today but entire communities in years to come.  Our VBS mission goal is to match our 2019 VBS mission contribution – $1,770.  HOW MANY ALPACAS CAN YOUR FAMILY BUYFOR THE CHILDREN IN ECUADOR?