Beth-El Mission

Web site:  http://www.beth-el.info/

"Together We Can Do More" is the motto of Beth-El Mission in Wimauma, Florida; and for more than 25 years it has successfully been serving the spiritual and social needs of migrant farm workers and their families by partnering with its donors and other agencies.
 
The mission provides a number of programs and activities to enhance the lives of the farm worker families it serves.
 
Education is important to these people who have been uprooted from their Hispanic culture and want so much to create a stable place in their new environment. The Beth-El mission provides opportunities for quality child care and pre-school education.  The mission is home to a program for family learning together in GED and English classes.  The mission has provided space on its grounds for five portable classrooms that make up the RCMA charter school and also has provided an area for the local school district to conduct classes for adults and children.  Computer classes are made available, as are sewing classes.  A back to school program enables students to review skills learned during the last year as well as providing them with school supplies and shoes for the next year.  Summer camp at the Presbyterian Church's Cedarkirk camp offers traditional summer camping experiences for children at no expense to their families. 
 
Each Tuesday, the mission provides food bags and also cooking gas for families who cannot afford it. Beth-El and its pastor conduct worship services at the mission every Sunday followed by a meal prepared in the mission's commercial kitchen. At Christmas time, the mission provides gifts for about 1,500 children and adults in 500 families.
 
 


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