Cristian, one of our boys from Girasoles Ica.
As we quickly enter into the Christmas season, decorating our homes, celebrating with friends and family, and buying those final gifts, I frequently find myself thinking about the Girasoles boys living in our 7 homes for abandoned boys.
We love these children and do everything that we can to show them how much God loves them. Christmas is a difficult time of the year for the boys in our homes. It is a holiday centered around celebrating the birth of Christ and like in the States, is a holiday celebrated with family. You have heard the stories about the backgrounds of our boys. Coming from broken, abusive homes and neglected by their own parents, this is a time of year when many are constantly reminded that they don’t have a family with which to share the holiday.
We take our responsibility for caring and nurturing these children very seriously. We are their family. The Christmas season is an excellent time to share how we can be redeemed from our sins through the gift of salvation that God freely extends to each of us.
In addition to sharing the priceless gift of redemption, we also want to show the kids that we love them and value them. I ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with us to make this happen. A gift and a Christmas dinner for these kids is a tangible way that we can show them how much we love and value each of them, and even more importantly, how much Jesus values them.
Across the country of Peru we currently have more than 280 boys in our care. If you want to help make this Christmas season something special for these children, then I encourage you to read the following letter from our Director of International Relations, Billy Clark.
Click here to download and read the letter.
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If you wish to help us in this endeavor, you will find information about sending a donation in the letter. After making the donation please send me an email to confirm that the money has been received. If you have any questions, of course feel free to email me.
Thank you so much for your continued partnership in this ministry. And, I cannot thank you enough for your continued prayers. I ask that you please remember to keep all of these boys in your prayers this Christmas season.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
Boys from Girasoles Ica anxiously waiting to open their presents.
Howard Petree says:
Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 12:24 am
Would you please let Wixler Jans know that across all the miles and through all the other things that happen in the world, I still think about and pray for Wixler. I also still have the letter he wrote to me before I left and cherish it greatly. I was very privileged to have met him and talk with him during the summer of 2009 as the Mauldin United Methodist church mission team came to visit once again. I hope he has been able to improve his English, as he was determined to learn it by any means necessary.
Thanks so much for delivering the message however possible.
Howard A. Petree