…to one of the most powerful weeks of the year!
WHO: All the sponsors of the children in the Day Care Center (MANA), their families, and friends are all invited too (at the special rate too!)
WHAT: A powerful week where the children will be able to meet their sponsors face to face as well as the opportunity to help in the construction of the children’s home, Pasitos de Fe.
WHEN: June 16-25, 2014
WHERE: Trujillo, Peru
COST: Because you have all been such faithful supporters, and we really want you to meet your child, we are giving you a $100 discount per person!!! This makes the cost $800/person + airfare. This includes all of your on the ground transportation, meals, housing, overseas insurance and then some!
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Please fill out this form online to register yourself and any others who are joining you. Under church name or entity put “Sponsorship Team”.
Here is a story from Susan Middlebrooks, who came down to meet her child.
In July of 2012 I had the incredible opportunity of going to Peru and meeting my sponsor child, Jair. My husband and I had been sponsoring Jair for four years and enjoyed exchanging pictures and letters with him. Jair started asking when I was going to visit and at first I just kind of blew the request off, but as he persisted I thought “why not?”
Going to Peru alone to meet up with a team was a big step out in faith for me. The trip ended up being an incredible week of new experiences, culture, language, trying things like surfing and sand boarding, and being faced with real poverty. The highlight of the trip was definitely meeting Jair. He was so loving and fun and made me feel comfortable on his “home turf.” This trip made missions come alive for me. I realized that the small donation I make each month not only provides homework help and organized activities, but it also directly impacts Jair’s salvation. Without his time at the day care, Jair would not have an opportunity to learn about the love of Jesus. It still amazes me that a twelve-year-old boy could melt my heart and get me to fly all the way to Peru. I would encourage other sponsors to get out of their comfort zones, take the plunge, and get ready for a truly unique and rewarding experience.
Please email Kayla Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
Also, check out Abby Fish’s perspective on her blog post about this experience.