The Las Abejitas Bilingual Education Center at First Lutheran Church has been buzzing with activity this past month! One exciting activity the kids enjoyed was having a semi-truck from Nature’s Variety visit. The kids were able to go out in small groups to check it out, inside and out, and even honk the horn!
We are excited to also have a great group of First Lutheran volunteers reading to our toddler-PreK kiddos! We are possibly looking for some homework help volunteers for our school-age kids once the program gets established. Contact email@example.com if you’re interested in volunteering!
We are still needing support for our former Assistant Director, Angel Viveros, who needs to finish out the permanent residency process in Mexico for the next three years. Angel and her family were a vital part of Las Abejitas’ opening. They are hardworking, passionate and kind individuals who have dedicated countless hours to our Hispanic community and have volunteered for many important events and organizations throughout Lincoln.
Their documentation is in order, they applied for permanent residence and it has been accepted. The drawback is that they have to wait a couple of years outside the USA to validate this process, which will be complete in 2-3 years. Now they have to move to complete the process and can return to the U.S. once the process has been completed.
Moving is expensive, especially when having to start from zero in a different country. This all came as a shock to them so they didn’t have enough time to gather resources before being told they had to move out of the country temporarily. They are in the process of looking for housing and jobs in Mexico and need funds for flights and some extra help while they are setting up. Please help if you can by donating to a Go Fund Me page. Any little bit helps! Let’s do what we can to help this wonderful family who has done so much for our community.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.