The children and families showed their love towards us by preparing delicious Peruvian food for the whole ministry of Brazos Abiertos, on Jordi’s birthday. We, as a team, felt so blessed. Not only because of the yummy food, but as well of this celebration in unity.
The new school year took off in March. Daily we meet 63 children in our pre-school.
Our school got extended with a ‘first grade’. 16 First graders and our great teacher Maricruz occupy this classroom with lots of enthusiasm.
We’re grateful for the donations we received, which allowed us to buy school supplies and a projector and Digi board as well!
3 members of our ‘Brazos Abiertos Church’ got baptised this month.
A great and busy month with many celebrations. A month in which many people love to be a blessing to others and in which the poor are so blessed by receiving gifts. We’re grateful to be part of this and to be a blessing to many.
The graduation ceremony of the 5 year old children, which is a big happening in Peru (called: ‘promoción’).
The women group doing a Christmas craft and Bingo.
Churches, businesses and families are blessing the poor by handing out gifts, paneton (typical christmas bread) and chocolate milk. Often it goes a long with a show or festivity.
Our teenagers, having a beautiful gala to finish the year 2017.
With about 300 people, we had a special meeting to celebrate Christmas and to close the year. With different acts, the beautiful video of the Brazos children and the graduation of 12 adults who have finished their primary or secondary school.
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.