I would like to share with you a passion that God has placed on my heart. I have been traveling to El Salvador on short-term missions trips since 2005. Since my first trip, El Salvador has had a deep impact on my life, and I have felt a calling to minister to the people there. I have had a heart for the Hispanic people since a young age and, over the years of traveling and serving in El Salvador, God has given me a huge love for the country and its people. Since 2005, God has especially given me a vision for the children of El Salvador. Growing up in a family (pictured below) of 7 children and now having many nieces and nephews has helped prepare me to work with children. In my opinion, children have a special way of bringing joy and happiness into our lives. It has been very exciting for me to have God open the doors to set up this ministry! I grew up at Annapolis EP and am very blessed to have the wisdom and guidance of very special members of my church family work along with me on the board of Little Hands of Hope.
I moved to El Salvador in 2012 to begin working with the children. Leaving behind many dear family members and friends has been hard for me, but they are constantly supporting me along the way and I am very grateful for them. In August 2012, I married the love of my life, Matia Eliseo Argueta Membreño. I met him while working over the years to set up this ministry in El Salvador. He is from Meanguera and is a wonderful asset to this mission! Matia and I work side by side with the children and he is my pillar of strength and my source of cultural wisdom among other things. He loves the children and they love him and I don't know what we would do without him. We are very excited to be a part of what God is doing in El Salvador!
Thank you for your encouragement and support as we carry out this ministry. You all are an important part of the journey! May God bless you and keep you.
In Christ, Rebecca Putnam de Argueta
"Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, "Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?" And the King will answer them, "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to Me."