A Short Report on Peru
“They asked us to stay at home, but a lot of people have no savings so that was impossible. They asked us to wash our hands, but one in three poor households has access to running water,” said Hugo Ñopo, who works for a Peruvian research group, Grade. Only half of Peruvian homes have refrigerators, he said, forcing many families to return daily to crowded markets, a major source of contagion.
As you can see from reading above, it is a very difficult time in Peru. Nemesio is our lead director there. He has been serving the children of Peru for many, many years. He is an amazing man of God who is unstoppable in reaching children with the Gospel. I remember one time when his transportation did not show up to take them to a show. Most people would have said that there was nothing else to be done. Nemesio borrowed wheel barrows from his neighbors and pushed all of his equipment there. Remember , he lives in the Andes mountains. He has a big heart for children!
During the last few months, Nemesio has been teaching Sunday School every Saturday using zoom. He is both an excellent puppeteer and a great storyteller. More , he is a man of vision and we have worked together to plant 9 puppet teams in Peru.
In an effort to reach more children, he is also recording short videos and uploading them via you tube. If you would like to see him in action, you can follow him on “ Ágape Peru Torres” youtube page. Please pray for him and his team.
We were supposed to be in Peru in May, but the country was not allowing anyone to visit. It has made all of us very sad that we could not do what we had planned. However, we are thrilled with all of the things that he is doing!
In Jesus, Linda, Drake and Kelsey