I met Professor Erik when I came to Guatemala. He works at a nearby private Christian school. He has a mission that God has given him and that is to help the women of the small town of Santo Tomas to get out of the cycle of poverty. How does he do this? by providing education, healthcare and job training. The most amazing part of this is that the word of God is being preached.
Once a month there are workshops that are held in the community hall of Santo Tomas. Erik organizes them and looks for speakers who will present a specific topic to inspire the women. There are over 70 women who regularly attend the workshops.
Recently, Erik was being charged a fee to use the community hall and he also had to rent chairs. After a lot of prayer he was able to use a house in town. He recently renovated it and he is getting it ready for the next meeting with the women. There's one small problem; since he is renting the house he needed to figure out a way to have chairs donated instead of renting them each time. Since the house is smaller that the community hall he will need to split up the women into groups depending on the area whee they live and host the workshops 3-4 times a week.