Portion for Orphans Newsletter
June 25, 2007
"Singing, laughing, dancing, to her favorite song... a little girl, with
wrong, is all alone..." - Norah Jones
It turns out that God had a plan when he placed us in Cusco, Peru. Thanks so
much to all of you who've given to Portion for Orphans as well as to all
who helped us pay our way here. I hope you enjoy reading below about the fruit
that God has been allowing us to bear.
One of our supporters gave in order for us to take a break midway and do something
fun and relaxing so we spent Monday and Tuesday hiking up Machu Picchu and nearby
WaynaPicchu. WOW! We had a blast and came back inspired to finish strong in Cusco.
Here's a pic...
Jessica, Sally and Kristah at Machu Picchu
First day back I had a meeting with Eli, the pastor here whose church founded
the orphanage where we are working. He likes the info we've shared with
him about salvation and discipleship and has requested some translated Bible
study material as well as for a teacher to come and teach him and 20 other leaders
and pastors in the area.
At the orphanage this week...
On Wednesday we celebrated Lucero's birthday. She's one of the youngest
girls in the orphanage. Thank you for helping us provide everything to make that
a very special time for all of the children. We've been trying to love
and provide for each child as if they were our very own and you all make that
Lucero's Birthday Party
Jessica helped all the kids make loads of Eye of God crafts in the last few days,
Kristah has been prepping the 6 oldest children to join a guitar class starting
this weekend. The guitarist in the worship band will be teaching them with the
3 guitars that we brought to leave with them. I've been talking with the
children individually, to learn a little more about each of them and also to
help them to understand the gospel. It's been so special. Yesterday a fellow
volunteer from Holland sat in on the explanation and requested more info. We've
also been working nightly on a personal photo album to leave for each child that
future volunteers will help us keep updated. Last night, we gave each child a
new pair of shoes that the volunteers worked together to purchase. You could
just tell that they felt special. ; ) Then we took them all out for a special
chicken dinner at a restaurant with a playground. That was a rare treat for these
kids, their 1st or 2nd time to do something like that.
Kristah's Guitar Lessons ; )
Hope you're encouraged by what God is allowing your giving to accomplish
in Cusco, Peru! Please pray that God would shine on us and be glorified in all
that we do.
Take a look at a few additional pictures from Peru (click on any picture