Summer Vacation




God Continues His Faithfulness!



Neither White, nor Blue

It’s Christmastime, and while you’re bundling up for the cold, here in Arequipa we’re just getting into summer. The girls just finished their school year yesterday, and are now officially on summer vacation. It takes some time to get used to a warm summertime Christmas.

Another challenge here is that we work with girls who have been separated from their families for various reasons. In almost every case, that makes for a sad and lonely time of year. We’ve had lots of help this year from good-hearted people who have helped to keep things positive.


One group brought a ton of used clothing that they had gathered for our girls. A ton!


And this group brought fun, snacks, elves, more fun, games and smiles!


This group of co-workers got together to bless our girls with panetón (a Christmas sweet bread), chocolate milk, and a wrapped gift for each girl!


This group brought office supplies and hygiene items. Lots of stuff we need!


A family group brought a very nice lunch for the girls, and even the Christmas tablecloths. They also brought a wrapped gift for each girl, and a brand new video projector and laptop!


And finally, a group from the USA raised money to buy a bag of gifts for each girl, and also paid for the annual trip to the beach in February. The gift bags will be used as beach bags!

Yeah, the beach. Remember…. it’s summertime here! So while it’s certain that we won’t see a white Christmas, we won’t be having a blue Christmas, either. Thanks to all who have brought so many blessings and smiles this year. Thank you for reaching out and thinking about others. It’s what Christmas is all about: “For God so loved the world, that He gave…”

Christmas celebrations begin…



Blessing Upon Blessing!

Spending quality time with those we love! ❤

Peru Won!

They’re headed to the World Cup 2018 in Russia! It’s the first time in over 30 years!


Peru vs New Zealand

Michell has her cheeks painted for the big soccer game tonight…Peru vs New Zealand to get into the World Cup! Lizet is on my lap 🙂20171115_152603

Old Toys Make New Fun!


It’s so nice to see the toys of the past being used by the grandkids!


Some of the best toys are the good old-fashioned ones! Rachael and I had lots of fun together today just bouncing the ball back and forth 🙂

Our Newest Addition

We’re thrilled to announce the birth of our new grandson, Ethan Caléb! Hargrove niños

Pictured above are our South American grandchildren: Micah, Rachel, & Ethan




So Many New Faces!

We’ve been amazed at how many new girls have joined the Torre Fuerte family recently. We thought we’d share an updated photo sheet for you to put faces to the names and see just how precious each one is! Please pray for each of these girls and their situations.

foto sheet

Having a large influx of new girls poses some challenges because they’re unfamiliar with the rules and polices at the Home and we have so few girls that have spent a lot of time in the Home to help set a good example.

There are far more little ones that we’ve ever had before. This is especially challenging for the dorm mothers who need to take care of the laundry, bathing, hair care, etc.

We are glad that the ministry is here to take in these young girls to give them care, protection, and love in Christ’s name.

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