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The end is the beginning

The month of October 2014 marks a very special moment in history for us here at The Orchard. Through various circumstances and new friendships, we were able to develop a video and website that would raise funds to help get The Orchard – Children’s Home opened. Since that time, Monica Macedo was introduced as the Children’s Home Director, […]

What you missed in 2014!

2015 is back in full swing, with our Oansa (Awana) programs starting this week, but before we give you updates on the new year, we thought we’d point out some of the things you probably missed from 2014 in the form of pictures and video. Enjoy! Our annual little league or (Calichines) program was a huge […]

An unbelievable Season of Giving

Christmas started in October for us this year in San Jose. The fabulous five joined us from California just in time to go on a shopping spree to purchase gifts for our Oansa clubs. The purchasing of these gifts was made possible by donations from 2 or 3 of our supporting churches back home. Thank […]

Our friends from the Great White North

In early October, our Peru director Mike Fietje and his family got to visit us in the Jungle, along with a dynamic group from their home church in Canada. The team helped with the clubs and Awana programs, a Quinceañera, as well as a construction project at the care center where we are building a new dining […]

The Pucallpa Children’s Home project updates

Better late than never, we want to share some of the projects that have been completed and express our thanks to the various teams that have helped us out along the way. There are a few more projects that need to be completed, some of which will be done by teams in the coming months. […]

Friends of Peru’s 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago Joel and Giannina Posner felt God calling them to start the Friends of Peru (FOP) Home Center in Andahuaylas, Peru. They had heard about the Lima Children’s Home (now the Juniper Tree Children’s Home) and came to visit us. We helped them with some advice and manuals and then didn’t hear much from them […]

A Place to Play

  Every time that I am at the home it’s fun to see the imaginative ways that our kids can play in the dirt. With the rush to move into the Juniper Tree (it would have cost $10,000 to bring the old home up to code) and the lack of funding for some higher priority […]

Visit from the Bomberos

In February we had the great opportunity in Mission TEC to have a visit from our local firemen. Following our theme for the month of security in emergency situations, the Bomberos came and spent time in our teen clubs and also in our AWANA clubs. A small selection of our AWANA kids. Tuesday’s Club Juvenil […]

Juniper Tree Men’s Camping Trip

Last week fellow missionary, Dan Anderson, Juniper Tree director, Ruben Effio, and Mike Fietje, Peru Field Director, took all the boys from the Children’s Home on a camping trip to Lunahuana, a small town a couple of hours south of Lima. The idea was to do “manly” things with them and teach them from God’s […]