Mission Trip : Part B

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Mission Trip: Part B Latin America is known for the low education rates. This is unfortunate because high percentages of the countries in this situation are children under 25. For example Peru has an overall population of 45.88% of children under 25, Brazil has 39.74%, and Guatemala peaks at 57.56%. Without solid education, this population will continue to live in poverty. While planning a mission trip, it is important to note what a country is truly in need of. All of these countries are needy. They need better farming, clean water, and more stable communities. But that all stems from a need of knowledge. They are most in need of education. Education age typically begins at around 5 (excluding what education is done in the…show more content…
I have chosen these cities due to the ministries that already exist. Having these connections will give me a basis on where there is need and also a connection to the people. Working one on one is important to these events and this would be easier if we had connections to the leaders and even some of the citizens. In Antigua, there is a ministry called Clubhouse Guatemala. This ministry focuses on outreach (Clubhouse Ministries, 2014). The Antigua area had 34,685 people in the city in 2007 with a growth rate of 1.91%. Because this statistic is from 2007, it is required to multiply by 15 (5 years plus the growth to now) which would look like P(T)=34685⋅(1+0.0191)^15≈46,067. Assuming that the population percentage of children under 25 is the same, there would be roughly be 26,516 children in Antigua that could benefit from this ministry. In Rio de Janeiro, there are multiple ministries focusing on different things, but the one we may partner with Word Made Flesh. Word Made Flesh focuses on caring for orphans who have suffered from sex trafficking (Word Made Flesh, 2014). In 2010, Rio de Janeiro had 6.32 million people living there with a growth rate of 0.83%. Because this statistic is from 2010, it is required to multiply by 11 (5 years plus growth to now) which would look like P(T)=6320000⋅(1+0.0083)^11≈6,921,586. That means that roughly 2,750,651 children would benefit from this camp in Brazil assuming that the children to adult
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