I still can't get over their living conditions. The children live in small shacks with usually only one room, no running water, electricity for only a few hours a day, and dirt floors. We did visit a few homes and I remember one of the mothers makes these little baskets to sell for 1 Sole which comes out to about $.35. If she works all day she can make 60 baskets. Then she has to go and sell them on the street. What a life huh? I also noticed that some houses had refrigerators but come to find out they find these old refrigerators and just use them as storage for clothes, books, or whatever else...not to store food.
|Outside of the Dr. Z Center in Saul Cantoral|
Visiting the centers has helped me to better understand the urgency and necessity of child sponsorships. Without help these kids will continue in the cycle of poverty...with nothing to look forward to in life. But, with the help of a sponsor they can have the opportunity to complete their education and most importantly to know Christ who gives us all meaning in life.
Pray with me and all of us at AMG as we work together with the National Workers in Peru and in all the countries we work in as we serve these needy children. Pray for more sponsors. Pray for guidance and wisdom. Pray that we would love these kids as Christ loves them.
Here are a few more pictures. I had the opportunity to meet the children some family and friends sponsor in Lima. It was a huge blessing. Each of these children were so sweet...I can't say that enough.
I can't wait to go back!
Learn more about the AMG Child Sponsorship Program here.