When Silveria left her hometown in the Peruvian Andes, she and four of her children climbed into a truck and took the long trip toward Lima. Her husband had abandoned them three years prior.
Esther and Marcos work at the Compassion office in Lima, Peru. They were both sponsored children. Angie has just recently been sponsored. The three of them taught Pastor Ken Burkey about the power of a letter.
Tomasa brought her family to Lima, leaving their house and farmland behind. She is glad her daughters are encouraged to dream about the future from their new home.
In case you missed it, we’ve captured Peru for you in photo, word and video. And it case you wanted to see it, we’d like to show you what Peru looks like.
Highly vulnerable children are considered at greater risk compared to their peers in our Child Sponsorship Program. The Highly Vulnerable Children’s Fund steps in when there is a need cannot be covered by monthly sponsorship funds.
October was going to be a normal month with planned dinner dates and errand running and church on Sundays…but one evening, one thing changed, and it changed everything. That one thing was a death.
What do you go to in that moment when a bad day turns into the worst day? Brianne thought she knew the answer to that question for Marco.
The problem with “the burn” Brianne experienced from all the social injustice hype in college was that she only let it burn her, not brand her.
From Nov. 13 to Nov. 17, 2011 you will get a glimpse of what it is like to live in Peru through they eyes of our Compassion Bloggers.
Although Jessica had always been among the top students in her class, she had no option but to become a street vendor after finishing high school. Today, she is a Public Prosecutor.
What are the hopes and dreams mothers in the developing world have for their children?
May Katerin’s testimony serve as a reminder for us that even the simple things we do can have eternal significance.
Seeing how hard poverty hits those who have the least can rob you of peace. Does fear ever stop you from doing something?
Earlier this year, while her husband was on sabbatical in Peru, sponsor Eunice Lehmacher spent time at the Tesoros del Señor Child Development Center. In her time observing our ministry, she learned six small, but important, lessons.
This past Mother’s Day I got an interesting gift from my daughter, Sarah, and I called to ask what it meant. The number 38 rang a bell for me, but I wasn’t sure what she meant by her note.
Compassion began its ministry in Peru in 1985, when the Child Sponsorship Program was started. In 2003, both the Child Survival Program and the Leadership Development program began.
When I asked how we could pray for the family, Job started to cry. I was told, “Job needs to experience a father’s love right now.”
The question to measure the success of interventions to the poor is, “Did the person delivering the service and the person receiving the service build trust in each other?”
After learning that his wife was expecting a second child, Giovanna’s father became angry and asked her to have an abortion. But the young mother decided to have her baby. She found out that her husband had another woman and already had children with her, so Giovanna’s mother kicked her husband out of the…
What puzzling, quirky, amusing things have your sponsored children written in their letters to you?
Sorry for so abruptly abandoning you yesterday. Please rest assured that if you’re ever on a tour with me, I won’t do that to you.
So, where did I leave off? Oh yes – 10 a.m.
10 a.m. Training with church partners that will be visited by another tour arriving in a few…
My name is Soledad Agreda, and I am the Tour and Visits Team Leader of the Peru office. I have been doing this work for about a year and a half now, and my main responsibilities are to organize, facilitate and host individual sponsor visits and tours along with Elia Sipan, the Tour and…
It’s been eight months since my last sponsor letter photos post, so I felt it was high time to raid our digital library again and round up another batch of photos showing sponsored children reading letters from their sponsors.
After a two-hour bus trip through chaotic traffic, I arrive at a child development center located in the northwestern part of Lima City.
The center is in a quiet place far from the noisy avenues, although the homes of squatters surround the church mission. The houses are built with precarious materials that show the…