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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 […]

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 […]

Why Our Houseparents Need Your Prayers

Our houseparents are amazing people. Our houseparents are always on my heart and in my prayers. Their job is a hard one. It is the houseparents that help these kids overcome their past and face a better future. It is within the context of the child’s relationship with their houseparents that there will be the potential for healing—potential to feel […]

5 km fRUNdraiser

One of our goals at Kids Alive Peru is to increase in-country giving. A big force in pushing towards this goal has been our local board treasurer, Marco Villacorta, who along with his wife started an organization named Peru Generoso in order to spur on Peruvians to give generously towards Peruvian ministries. Earlier in the […]

A Harvest of Blessing – (with some fun pictures to enjoy)

Galations 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it would be about hard work and diligence. The original idea to begin the home here in San Jose came […]

The Orchard – Opening Ceremony Scheduled

There’s been a lot of scurrying about in the last couple of days. We’re just adding some finishing touches; cleaning up the property, cutting the grass, preparing food, installing the new road sign, sending out invitations and planning out a program for what is to be our opening ceremony here at The Orchard. That’s right, […]

The Orchard – Past Projects

Since this post back in October, We’ve been able to complete quite a few more projects that have brought the Children’s home to the point where it is ready to be opened. We just wanted to share some pictures from some of the larger projects. Most of this work has been done as a result […]