Fiorella and Joseph, part of our Brazos Abiertos church, got married last Saturday. They lived together for 10 years and this day we could give them the blessing of God over their marriage. Sunday, 7 people of our congregation got baptized! Each one of them has a beautiful testimony, which shows us that God is at work in the lives of the people in our area that we may serve.
This month we had for the 3th year in a row the 5k family run. Organized by Peru Generoso. Again, it was a great event with more then 600 participants. All the money that was raised, goes to Brazos Abiertos and Kids Alive; both ministries working with children.
The camp with the teens was very cool. Nice to see how God is working in the teenagers’ hearts.
Last week we had our ‘Open Day’. Which means that the children of Brazos Abiertos presented their work. It was all about ‘The Creation’.
The teachers, parents and children had done a wonderful job. We’re so proud of them, especially to see how they all have grown in creativity and how these little ones dared to step out and present their work.
Necklaces, bags, hats, home made jam and more….. our women have learned a lot these past months and that should be presented! Last week we got a visit of a Fairtrade business from the Netherlands and Peru, who are interested in buying these products. For some of our women presenting is something natural, for others it is something too scary, to get that much attention. But they did it and we’re so proud of these women who’re stepping out more and more.
One of the women is facing a hard time at home, because of violence at home. She had a big smile on her face and shared: ‘this encourages me to keep on going’.
We give thanks to God for the people and teams visiting us. Together we may serve the families in need and show the love of God.