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Just love them as Jesus loved us…

by | Nov 16, 2015 | Missions Articles

Brazos Abiertos is a YWAM ministry focused on the restoration of families as God created them, located in the slums of Lima, Peru. We share the passion that God has for them and help them understand that all things are possible through Christ! We offer a variety of activities, like preschool, personal counseling, women’s club, sports, homework assistance, teenage activities, etc. All the activities are centred around our church, where they can grow and serve.

Here’s a short testimony of what happened this week –

Valeria (not real name) is a 10 year old girl, living in the slum where we work, just outside Lima. She carries her 2 year old sister and tells us that she doesn’t go to school anymore. ‘They tease me’, is her reason for staying home. When Jordi gives her a big hug, she melts. She tells him that he’s the only one in her life that gives her a hug sometimes.We meet her mum at the women’s group. ‘No, she doesn’t want to go to school anymore. She wants to be a nanny’. And that’s how it is…… Meeting with mum, we encourage her and prayed for the situation with her. Insisting mum that she should go to school with her daughter. If she won’t go, we’ll go. When we tell Valeria that she will go to school next day, we see such a big smile on her face. ‘Really????’ She’s longing to go. Next day; mum takes her to school. Talks with the director of that what had happend to her daughter and…… mum and daughter are so glad. Just a little thing but just these little interventions mean so much to the lives of these precious people…..

And this only one of the many examples of ministring in Brazos Abiertos. You don’t need to be a high class phycologist to create significant changes in the lives of the families. Just love them as Jesus loves us.

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