I was blessed to go to Peru with my church and work at an orphanage this month. The orphanage community was amazing! It serves over 800 children from the Lima, Peru, area. The kids are so well cared for there and are given so many opportunities to learn and know God. I didn't want to leave. Here are a few pictures from my time there:
Being greeted by 800 precious kiddos
They lined up and hugged all 81 of us from our church. It took a little over an hour to meet all 800 of them.
Ventanilla, Peru, is the city the orphanage sits in.
Miguel is the man who started the orphanage 25 years ago because he wanted to find find a solution to help homeless kids in Peru.
This is one of the many very clean bedrooms in one of the "casas". Everything is so well maintained and cared for.
I worked with Casa Ceasar Vallejo. This casa has 66 little boys who range in age from 6 to 8. There were six of us assigned to this casa and two translators.
Path to the girls' casas
What's a cat's favorite country? Perrrrrru!
My casa boys doing a jigsaw puzzle
Each morning was filled with praise and worship, crafts, and VBS. In the afternoons we had a whole community activity. This day was scavenger hunt day and I was a helper at the Pictionary station.
The kiddos had to draw something they treasured... They wrote my name in a heart!
Me, Lauren, and Diego
Casa Ceasar Vallejo and the eight of us
Painting a picture of what we think heaven looks like
Afternoon World Cup game
I can't wait to go back!