Archive for April 2012

Iquitos Flood   Leave a comment

Josue, Mama Luz, and I, with other family and friends, went to visit families in our Club that have been affected the worst by the flood. These were the ones who received the food baskets (see next blog entry).

The second photo is the back of my neice Greysi and nephew Jahasiel´s house, normally quite far from the river. The third photo is Oscar´s front porch. You can see water up to the roofs of some houses. And a barge navigating down the normally narrow river.

Thanks for praying for these families and for all affected by the flood, and for your help.

Posted April 29, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Food “Baskets”–a great success!   Leave a comment

On Thursday, at the School for Parents, we handed out 11 food baskets to families who live near the flooding. 9 families live in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Iquitos, 3 blocks from our house, called “Invasion” (because the residents started out as squatters; the area has one water spigot  for a hundred homes, which are made of dirt floors, plywood walls, and tin roofs, and nailed together haphazardly). The other 2 families (Treicy and Jhosmeri) live in a village on the water´s edge 30 minutes away.

Thanks to donations, we were able to help 10 needy families—they are very grateful!  We provided weeks’ worth of rice, pasta noodles, cooking oil, salt, sugar, milk, crackers, matches, eggs, drink mix, and spices. The “basket” was a cooking pot!

Please pray for these families who are living at water’s edge for their safety and comfort in this difficult time. The good news is that water has begun to recede, although it will be another 2 months before the flooded homes will be habitable.

Here are the Club kids your donations helped (one might be your sponsored child; some don´t yet have sponsors; let me know if you’d like to do more to help):

  • Oscar (family of 4)
  • Arquimedes, Laura, Rosa, Maira (family of 6)
  • Walter and Hiro (family of 6)
  • Iris, Christina, Fabrizio (family of 5)
  • Greysi and Jazahsiel (family of 4)
  • Annie (family of 4)
  • Natali (family of 5)
  • Brenda and Bianca (family of 5)
  • Evith and Andrea (family of 6)
  • Treicy (family of 5)
  • Jhosmeri, Edinson, and Katerin (family of 5)

Posted April 29, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Package for Iris and Christina   Leave a comment

Stickers, hairbands, erasers, pencils and pencil sharpeners–all kinds of treats! Our kids love to receive small packages with letters and little gifts to remind them that their sponsor is praying for them and thinking about them. Iris and Christina, along with their little brother Fabrizio, are grateful to their sponsor for remembering them!

Posted April 29, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Brenda   Leave a comment

Thanks to the Major family for sending a donation for their sponsored child, Brenda, to buy shoes, as she lost hers in the flood. She is blessed!

Posted April 27, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

40th Anniversary   1 comment

Mama Luz and Papa Jorge celebrated 40 years of marriage together on Sunday. At the luncheon of family and close friends, we presented them with a package of cards from the family and from many of you, who kindly sent in emails of appreciation. Just the gesture brought tears to Mama Luz´s eyes; they don´t often get recognized. Papa Jorge asked me to thank all of you who sent notes for thinking of them and that he will be praying for you by name.

After church Sunday evening, there was a cake and many prayers for the special couple.

Posted April 24, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Dorian´s 9th Birthday   Leave a comment

So happy to receive a soccer ball and clothes–that´s what kids here love to get! Made his day. Thanks, Sharon and Nolan!

Posted April 24, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Oscar Receives a Package   Leave a comment

Oscar was pleased that his sponsors thought about him and mailed him a package. It was his first package ever; he´s grateful to have people who care about him in the States. Thanks to all our sponsors for caring. We still have more kids who need sponsors. Let me know if you are interested.

Posted April 23, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds