Feliz año nuevo! Happy New Year!

As 2015 draws to a close, I can’t help but look back at the wonderful things that God has done at Recycled Lives and be in awe. This year brought about continued growth in reaching more persons in need. We had many opportunities to stretch our faithful dependence upon our Father God as we trusted Him for donor support to sustain our monthly food distribution, build houses, lead a mission team, install stoves and begin a school supply and chicken coop program. We also took a leap of faith and decided to partner with another nonprofit organization based out of Spain, Quesada Solidaria, which works with medical groups in Guatemala to start the construction of a clinic and activity center in the San Gabriel community where we have been ministering for the past 3 years. It is an answer to many years of prayer that we have found an established partner organization in Guatemala that allows us to utilize its trusted staff to carry out some of the work while we are not there. I can’t even begin to tell you how much joy it brings me to feel things are up and operating smoothly as we celebrated our first official year of being an established nonprofit organization in September. It excites me to finally feel that we are in a place that we can begin to grow our support base and outreach programs to help even more people living in poverty. I hope that you too are feeling a great sense of joy in seeing the work being carried out and knowing you helped make it happen through your financial and prayer support. No prayer is whispered too quietly for God to hear and no contribution large or small goes unnoticed! We stretch each gift as much as possible to help this beautiful community receive the help God desires for them to have. We are thankful for a great year, and excited about what this new year has in store for Recycled Lives! If you would like me to come speak at your church or a small group gathering I would welcome the opportunity. We pray that many homes are built, the clinic and activity center is completed and most importantly that many more lives are touched with the loving and saving relationship with Christ Jesus. We could do none of this without our loving Father God and your ongoing and generous support. May you have a blessed New Year!

Shawn Johnson

Founder & Executive Director