Between Fortaleza, ACJU, ProNiñez, ProSalud, and RetoNehemías, a total of 15 seed projects and 8 larger community projects reached 28,625 people.
These projects were carried out by 28 citizen committees representing 826 families.
A total of 1,070 people participated in the implementation of these programs.
37 churches visited 2,295 households through the “I Want to Listen to You campaign.”
45 pastors and 44 leaders participated in the 120 hour Missio Dei Diploma and 46 leaders participated in the Church Planting School.
The ACJI team worked in six high schools and two middle schools to train 1,260 young people in life skills, healthy sexuality, addiction prevention and vocational orientation. 845 students have experienced and shown evidence of life change.
Thanks to the participation of 313 young leaders, 14 seed projects and one community project were carried out, reaching 3,350 people.
We collaborated with 10 preschools and 7 elementary schools benefiting 3,000 children through artistic activities, anti-bullying, storytelling.
Through the My Healthy School program, 2,230 students from 12 schools received dental care, deworming, and other services.
452 families are enrolled in our My Healthy Home program through 30 family clubs which were formed or consolidated (15 families/club), resulting in these families having access to basic health services.
ProSalud carried out 10 seed projects and 5 community projects reaching a total of 3,500 people. More than 140 people participated in the execution of these project
We launched the Urban Leadership School with 207 participants between the Urban Leadership School and Missio Dei theology course.
A total of 532 youth, community and church leaders are in leadership training processes.
2019 saw great expansion of Urban Mosaic programs. Then came 2020 and everything changed. Many of our team members have lost a family member to COVID-19. Others, including Oscar Garcia, Mexico Executive Director, became very sick. It’s been a difficult year as we had to shift virtually everything we do. 2020 has been the year of the pivot; it’s been the year of adapting and finding new, creative ways to seek SHALOM.
Other key changes took place in 2020. In June of this year, after spending a month recovering from COVID-19, Oscar returned to work. In July I handed over all day to day operations in Mexico to him as Executive Director. In my new role, I am focusing on building the foundation for future growth, working with Juan Sierra, Executive Director of Urban Mosaic Colombia and Emily Tamanaha, Executive Director of Urban Mosaic US. Finally, David Jones joined the team as Senior Strategy Director, as well as Noel Castellanos, Director of Strategic Growth. With this growing leadership team in place, in addition to serving as Global Director, I am focusing the next 12-18 months on reflecting, writing and developing our program materials.
As we celebrate the successes of 2019 navigate the unexpected challenges of 2020, we continue to see God move in incredible ways, opening new doors and new opportunities. The team adapted; pivoting to face our new reality and continuing to transform fragile cities into SHALOM cities. Thank you for walking with us and being part of the Mosaic!