October Web Series Feature Partners in Honduras and Friends in California

October 19, 2011

The October Power of Partnerships highlights the work of El Hogar Agricultural School, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras. In a country with high levels of poverty, the school’s goal is to enable boys and young men in rural communities to gain marketable skills through agricultural education. At El Hogar, students receive both an education and practical experience in areas ranging from animal husbandry to conservation. They also share the knowledge with their communities through projects that aim to help people diversify their agricultural options and achieve economic stability.

This month’s Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development features the Vacation Bible School (VBS) experience of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Danville, California. Using Episcopal Relief & Development’s Abundant Life Garden Project curriculum and Gifts for Life catalog, this year’s VBS program engaged parishioners of all ages in learning about poverty issues worldwide, and in responding with the gift of clean water for communities in need.

The monthly Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web series feature stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit www.episcopalrelief.org to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.