If you were one of the many people who generously gave money to help VisionTrust share Christmas joy with our 14,846 children around the world…. THANK YOU. Mariela Clark is our local hero and Country Director in Peru and writes: “It was really very exciting. We were able to use the Christmas funds from VisionTrust to give gifts and food to all the children and their families. Most of these families Read Post
Yanet is a part of VisionTrust Peru and is an active student leader in the Casa Luz Orphanage. This video is her story of rescue from abuse and neglect to one of hope, transformation and ultimately salvation. Please view this video yourself before making a decision to share it with young children.
One of our sponsors, Melissa S., has started a new blog (www.reachthepoorthisweek.com) where you can sign up to receive a weekly story of real child’s challenges and triumphs written at a 4th grade level for you to share with your children. (Just by subscribing, $1 will be donated to VisionTrust.) Below is a story from Reach The Poor This Week. Do you like to play sports? Jacob is an eleven year old Read Post
He is 12 years old and is one of the oldest children who attends the Luz y Vida Learning Center in Peru. His father abandoned his family when he was very young and his mother is an elderly tribal woman who only speaks the native tongue Quechua, cooks over an open fire, and lives in a very primitive home. When I arrived at the Luz y Vida Learning Center, I recognized him Read Post
Pastor Romulo and his family need our prayers today. Pastor Romulo is one of our local heroes in Peru. His church founded the Luz y Vida Learning Center which began caring for 50 impoverished children from the mountainside village in Ayacucho, Peru this year. His wife, Gisella, has battled severe diabetes for years and was hospitalized for the 7th time just last week. She is not responding well to insulin treatments Read Post
Sean G. from Waukesha, Wisconsin shares a sweet moment from his time in Peru at our new Learning Center. I had the privilege of serving on the first team at the Luz y Vida (Light and Life) Learning Center in Ayacucho, Peru. One of my roles on the team was to help lead a simple craft activity each day during a 4 day Vacation Bible School. One day, the craft Read Post
Brenda J. from Wind Lake, Wisconsin graciously shares her time in Peru with us below. A new life started for me on June 30th, 2013. I was given an opportunity to take my first ever mission trip to Ayacucho, Peru. I was given a week to spend time with the indigenous people of the Andes, the Quechan people and their families. I was able to learn about their experiences first Read Post
This guest post is brought to us by Candice R. from Utah, who recently travelled with us to Peru. I just returned from 10 days in the magnificent country of Peru. I went with a team from the Genesis Project (my church) through VisionTrust to do ministry at an orphanage in Ayacucho. It was an incredible opportunity that I am so grateful for. The orphanage is a little building on Read Post