Rene was 10 years old when she came to Casa Luz together with her three siblings, each of them carrying a terrible burden in their hearts. One day upon arriving home from working on the farm with their father, they saw their mother in the distance standing next to a tree outside of their humble house just like she did every day. They began running and shouting “Mommy, Mommy!” but this time she did not respond to them. As they got closer they realized that something was wrong, their mother was not moving. When they got to her feet they discovered to their horror that she was hanging from the tree.
She had committed suicide five months pregnant. On this terrible day their world was destroyed. Their father could not care for them on his own, so he decided to bring them to Casa Luz.
At Casa Luz, Rene learned about the love of God. She accepted this love and God began to heal her heart. Quickly, Rene began to serve the Lord in church, singing in the choir and teaching children’s Sunday School.
Rene is now in college. Through donations given to VisionTrust, she has had the opportunity to earn a Bible Studies Degree and just this month began studying at the local University in Ayacucho, Peru. In her spare time Rene helps to care for the children of Casa Luz, children who are just like her. It is her dream to one day preach the Word of God and to help the impoverished Quechua people who live in the mountains of Peru. In the same place where her life was destroyed, she will bring the hope and love of God.
There are many children like Rene who wish to study in college or develop further leadership skills after they graduate from the VisionTrust program. Donations given to VisionTrust’s Higher Education Leadership Program (H.E.L.P.) allow children like Rene to reach their full potential as they enter adulthood. If you would like to contribute to the H.E.L.P. program, please call us at 719-268-2943.