If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy. And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness...You are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day. If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation...You are ahead of 700 million people in the world. If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you are envied by, and more blessed than, 3 billion people in the world. If your parents are still alive and still married...you are very rare. If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm; you're unique to all those in doubt and despair.
-Skinpossible Team ♥
Mazatlan Salvation Army Children’s Home
The Spirit of the “Lupe Cup”
How often do we take the time to look beyond our backyard? How often do we take the time to see whose lawn needs cutting other than our own… and then do something about it? That’s really as simple as how this all started!
In November of 2014, Melinda and Pete went to visit the Salvation Army Children’s Home in Mazatlan and decided that they would help them cut the grass… Well… Who knew that such a simple task could lead to something so rewarding and quite simply … change their lives.
Lupe is the nickname of a nine-year-old girl that lives at the Children’s Home… They noticed that her sister calls her Lupe when they play together. Lupe’s real name is Guadalupe but most people call her Lupita.
Lupe embodies the spirit of all the children at the home… She does her chores… She loves to hug…. She loves Melinda’s cooking… And she’s happy and smiles a lot.
We have invested our hearts into these children and have decided that we’re not going to turn a blind eye to their needs… Because children need clean water, they need working toilets, they need a Nutritious Diet, and they need People to care.
So the Lupe Cup is a trophy that symbolizes their passion… it symbolizes the spirit of these absolutely amazing and resilient children… But most of all, it symbolizes that they together with their friends and family, will not sit silently while others are in need.