In 2017 Peru Mission launched Christ’s Kids, a new program focused especially on children from underprivileged backgrounds. Extensive research has shown that kids who grow up without adequate nutrition, educational opportunities, and with little or no exposure to the Gospel, typically suffer the rest of their lives in poor health, poverty, and spiritual darkness.
For the better part of two decades the Lord has been laying a foundation among the churches and ministries of Peru Mission to effectively tackle these problems and forever change the lives of hundreds of children. Through child sponsorships, disadvantaged children receive nutritious meals, a full health and dental plan with Bethesda clinics, after-school tutoring, along with weekly participation in a lively and engaging Bible club.
In addition to the connection with Bethesda, Christ’s Kids is integrated into one of our local churches or church plants, the children are eligible for scholarships to Geneva School and Noah’s Ark Summer Camp, mothers of these children are eligible for financial counseling and business loans through Stewardship Sinergia, and university students from SUSA receive a small monthly stipend for helping with tutoring and the Bible club. Investing in the life of a child through Peru Mission and Christ’s Kids not only offers hope to hundreds of children, it is an investment in our entire community.