Oops!

I completely forgot to post an update for April!
We currently have 25 girls at Torre Fuerte. We welcomed two new girls to the TF family in April. Lizet (11) on the left and Maria (10) on the right.

 

And we had four of our little ones return to their families.  Please pray for them.

In May, Torre Fuerte will be celebrating 14 years of ministering to girls in need.  More than 200 girls have been helped since the doors first opened!
Another way that we’ll be able to help these girls is to provide an excellent education to help prepare them for the future. We’re excited that the new Vocational Training Center will be opening next year which is the first step to having our own private Christian Girl’s School!

 

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He is Risen Indeed!

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Summer Vacation

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God Continues His Faithfulness!

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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.

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

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

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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!

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

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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!

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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…

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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!

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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!

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

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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 🙂

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