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Portion for Orphans Newsletter

June 17, 2007

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord and God will pay back what he has given.
– Proverbs 19:17

The Portion for Orphans team has made it safely to Cuzco, Peru!!! Cuzco is south of Lima, near Machu Picchu. There are 300,000 people here and we are at 10,500 ft, but acclimating quickly. : ) Spanish and Quechua are the main languages spoken here. We are spending our time volunteering at an orphanage, getting involved in the church that founded the orphanage, and studying Spanish.

The orphanage is called El Hogar Libertad (Freedom Home). It is a small Christian orphanage that has provided care for around 25 children. There are currently 16 children in the home, many have been adopted by foreigners. These children have all kinds of backgrounds, the worst of them being a child who was heard crying in a dumpster. He was in a trashbag, in a dumpster, being nibbled on by a guinea pig. Yesterday, Florinda, the little 6 year old you see in the picture, told a few friends in the park that I was her mom. They came to me to confirm it. Can you imagine? Having to pretend that you do have a mother? Surely she just wanted to feel like a normal little girl for a little while.



We spend our afternoons and early evenings with the children, helping them with homework, doing crafts, singing and playing games. As you´ll see in the pics, last week we made lanyards, colored, did face painting and took the children to an awesome park. Your donations have funded these activities as well as a large load of milk, rice, canned fruit, sugar, and diapers that should last for quite some time.

The home is Christian and the children LOVE for us to read Bible stories to them. I read one the other day and they begged for me to continue until we completed almost 6 stories!!! We are so excited to be able to minister to, among other things, their spiritual needs and to teach them about God. They all have different answers concerning how to get to heaven, but the pastor of the church that started their home, Freedom Church, read and passed out hundreds of John 3:16 diagrams yesterday at an awesome evangelism concert they organized. They were begging for more but we ran out. Let me know if you would like to pay for more copies to be made and sent to the church here. It´s about $75 for 1000. Thank you all so much for praying with us, we hope these newsletters will show you that God is responding to your prayers.

The team is good, in great spirits and enjoying the work as well as the culture and experience. Please pray for God to bless our efforts as we minister here.


Jessica, Kristah and Sally ready to depart for Peru from Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport


Jessica and the kids at the park


Jessica and Donato


Kristah face painting


Sally and the babies




A voice for orphans,

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