Summer 2018 - Newsletter
September 2, 2018, 12:00 AM


The children are having fun during their summer break. Going to the beach or to the pool are popular pastimes. To celebrate the end of the season, we have been blessed to have had two pool parties. We love those of you who sponsor the parties!


One of the highlights for a young Mexican girl is when she turns fifteen and celebrates her Quinceañera..  For those of you who are not familiar with this custom, it's a traditional rite of passage between girlhood and womanhood, similar to the southern custom of the debutante in America.  Earlier this year, we were honored to join Perla in celebrating her Quinceañera. This included a ceremony, along with beautiful dresses for Perla and her attendants. Afterwards there was a wonderful fiesta filled with music, dance, and food.

Sonrise Christian Academy
Our school is now taking shape! We have come a long way  from the groundbreaking, and now the building is moving along well. It has also been a blessing to the local economy , as we have employed local contractors to help with construction.  The building is funded completely by donations and will be a place where children from both Sonshine Hacienda and the local community can come to get a quality, Christ centered education.  If you wish to donate to the completion of the school, please mark Sonrise School in the memo line of your check and forward to the address below.

Our Padrinos

It is now time to return to the classroom. We have been blessed with donations of needed school supplies.  A special thanks goes to our beloved Padrinos (Godparents). The Padrinos are a group of teachers and professional people who are committed to sponsoring a child at Sonshine Hacienda.  This commitment includes providing school uniforms and shoes,

 along with outfits and shoes for sports. They are generous benefactors, gifting the children with not only additional outfits, but with backpacks and lunch boxes. Each year, on the week before school starts, Profesora Norma hosts a dinner for these sponsors.  This year the dinner was exceptional, and the children were thrilled with their wonderful gifts!
Mari, daughter of our Administrator, Imelda, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. She is currently undergoing radiation treatments to shrink the tumor for possible surgical removal. Please keep Mari and her family in your prayers as they go through this stressful time. We have a fund to help pay for Mari's treatments. If you wish to help, please mark "Mari"  on your check and send it to Marketplace Missions at the address below. 

We would like to say a huge thank you to Randy and Katie Ubry-Terrell for their great work at Sonshine.  They have moved on to new opportunities in the States. We wish them well and keep them in our prayers!

We would like to introduce some longtime friends of Marketplace Missions and Sonshine Hacienda. Jack and Joanne Weatherford have relocated to San Felipe and are working closely with Sonshine.  Welcome to the family!

As often happens during summertime, donations are running low.
We need your help!

for your generous support of Sonshine Hacienda and Sonrise Christian Academy. 
Please make your contributions payable to:
Marketplace Missions
PO Box 9011 PMB 41
Calexico CA 92232-9011
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