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New Perspectives

As our kids in the Children’s Homes start to get older, we are always looking for ways to send them out and broaden their horizons in preparation for their future–exposing them to new perspectives, developing their talents and interests, expanding their worldview, and teaching them to serve others. As we have sought to improve the way […]


Growing Up

I will never forget the day my parents dropped me off for college. My college was halfway across the country from my hometown, so my parents didn’t walk me into my dorm room, but instead left me at the airport. I don’t remember many of the details of what I did on that first day […]


Rejoice With Us

Last Sunday was a joyful day for us in Kids Alive Peru, because three of our boys in the Friends of Peru Children’s Home in Andahuaylas were baptized! From Hugo, the Director of the Home: I am happy and full of joy that God is doing so much work in the lives of our children. […]


It’s a Boy!

Welcome *Samuel, the newest member of the Juniper Tree family! Samuel is five years old and a very smiley, sweet boy. It has been a while since we have had a little boy in the Children’s Home in Lima. All of our other boys are now teenagers! We are thrilled to have Samuel, and he […]


Oasis Faces and the Top Three

Hello Kids Alive Friends! Good things are happening at the Oasis Care Center in Manchay! We are excited, and thought you might want to hear more about it. But first…this cute face. Look at that cheeky little boy hamming it up for the camera! Ok, here we go. Top Three New Things Happening at the […]


My Trip to The Beautiful Andahuaylas Home

Adrian grew up in the Lima Children’s Home, and now as an adult, works for Kids Alive in Peru as an administrative assistant. Last year, we asked Adrian if he would accompany and contribute to a team from the US that was visiting the Andahuaylas Friends of Peru Children’s Home. It was a wonderful experience […]


Mission TEC Care Center

[Thank you to KAI Pucallpa Missionary, Marianela Garcia, for providing the material that we edited for this post]. Outside of the Amazon jungle city of Pucallpa, along the shore of Lake Yarinacocha, lies a small community called San José. It is a small community that has an elementary school and a high school, a local […]


Christmas with KAI Peru

Gifts at Christmas remain a constant reminder of the gift of Christ, born in a remote place, with much of the world unaware. Throughout the Kids Alive ministry sites in Peru, gift-giving and celebration among at-risk or abandoned children continue, from a remote community in the Andes Mountains to the outskirts of one of the […]

Alex at age 11, with his little sister

Chosen for a Gift

Last week, I stopped in at the “Blue House” at the Juniper Tree Children’s Home to hear the scoop for myself…about the big, awesome thing that had happened to Alex*. Dan and I had seen Alex ourselves at church the day before and had asked him about it, but he still seemed a little wide-eyed and […]


A picture is worth a thousand words…

This past week we received word that the first children had moved into The Orchard Children’s Home. Of course we have been anticipating this, and were thrilled to know the Home would be put to good use, but I later had to take a moment to study the above photo and process the emotions that it brought. I think […]