It’s easy to understand why this city is named “corner of the dead” when you look at its past.
Ayacucho has been home to the Wari Tribe which practiced canibalism, the Incas who performed human sacrifice, and much more recently it was home to the terrorist group known as “Shining Path” from 1980 – 1999, who murdered thousands of people, kidnapped orphaned children to grow their army and led a very violent revolt against the Peruvian government. Because of this long history of violence, the people of Ayacucho live with a lot of anger in their hearts and struggle daily against poverty, unable to provide food for their families.
I thank God for people like Jorge & Mariela who have taken in abused, abandoned and starving children since the year 2005. (Casa Luz Home, project 1)
I thank God for people like Pastor Romulo who is feeding street children more than just food with the love and Word of God. (Luz y Vida Learning Center, project 2)
I thank God for working every day in the city named “corner of the dead,” raising the dead to life through Jesus.