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Walking to Save a Life on "El Camino de Santiago"

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BENEFITING: IMPACT INITIATIVES

EVENT DATE: Apr 05, 2015

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

To raise funds to benefit the children of Elohim School in Arequipa, Peru, my wife Patricia and I will be walking the “El Camino de Santiago” (St. James’ Way) in Northern Spain. We will start on April 1 and finish May 15, 2015. Through ORC's Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram we will provide photos and brief updates along the way so you can track our progress. Would you please consider being a part of this project by making a donation on Crowd Rise? Any amount will make a great difference! You can read more about Elohim School and ORC in the paragraphs below. Thank you.

 

Perú
Overview

The country of Peru is known for its rich cultural heritage and traditions—passed along from the ancient Inca civilization.  While a number of people that live here can be considered wealthy, even millionaires—more than half of the population is living in abject poverty and almost 20% are living on less than $1 per day.

With its mountain ranges, Amazon jungle, lakes and ocean views, Peru is beautiful to behold—although you don’t have to look very far to see the slums, diseases and starvation right outside the bustling capital of Lima.  For a country with so much wealth, the disparity between the rich and poor is startling.

Facts

- Approximately 11% of Peru’s children will die before they reach the age of five.
- Almost 20% of the children are forced to work as child laborers to help their family survive.
- Half the population of Peru lives below the poverty line, surviving on less than $2 per day.
- More than 570,000 orphans roam the streets of Peru with nowhere to go and no one to help them.

Helping the Children

These conditions leave hundreds of thousands of children desperately in need of care and destined to repeat the cycle of poverty.

Currently, Operation Rescue the Children, Inc. (ORC) provides an education, nutritious meals, medical care and the love of Christ to more than 500 children in Peru (www.rescuechild.org).  Opportunities to work with additional children continue to present themselves and we look forward to the new children that God will be bringing into the ministry.

Where Does ORC Serve?

Arequipa: Elohim School – Distrito Mariano Melgar. A school with 250 students, 12 teachers and 3 kitchen staff providing elementary education (Kindergarten to Grade 6), pastoral care, and breakfast & lunch on a weekly basis.

Education is a critical need for Peruvian children, as it gives them a far more promising future. It has also proven to be a key to reaching beyond their residential homes, to bring opportunity and hope to children in the wider community.

Without an education, a child’s future is bleak. Frequently, lack of education condemns a child to living in the streets and sometimes to crime or prostitution. For a child without education, life can be harsh.

But an education opens up the entire world for a child. Helpless children who once were unsure of their next meal or where they would sleep at night can – with an education – dream of becoming a pilot, nurse, or educated professional able to give back to their community. The education that Elohim School provides in Arequipa enables children to grow up into the people we know God wants them to be. This is the difference Elohim School provides – and the hope an education can make.

Operation Rescue the Children, Inc. (ORC) is a faith-based organization seeking to follow the example of Jesus Christ by responding with sacrificial love to the world’s suffering children, while also working to build more just societies.

We care for the whole child by providing for the full range of spiritual, educational, social, physical, and emotional needs, believing children should have the opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential.

Because we believe in the nurturing power of the family, ORC works with and strengthens existing families to help prepare children to have healthy families of their own in the future.

ORC is committed to partnering with local churches around the world, both because it enables us to rescue more needy children, and because it helps cultivate local leadership and develop culturally- relevant, caring communities for children.

It is our strong desire that ORC be known for the integrity of our relationships, the clarity of our communication, our determined pursuit of quality, and our accountability with resources entrusted to us.

Guillermo A. Novoa

Consultant for Non-Profit Ministries

Children & Community Development

Latin America

 

Transforming Lives for now…for Eternity

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$3,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Angie Rodriguez

    $25

  • Susi Prescott

    $150

  • Frank McKinney, Caring House Project

    $350

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ivan and Holly

    $50

  • La Chica Organica

    $50

  • Carbon family

    $30

  • Calvary Chapel Aventura

    $100

  • Follower of Jesus

    $90

  • Pilar

    $30

  • Anonymous Family

    $50

  • Saved by Grace

    $30

  • Ted Thompson

    $200

  • Antonia Marin

    $25

  • Michelle Dias

    $50

  • Andres Novoa

    $20

  • Roberta Ranelli

    $100

  • Ada F Bravo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Nicholas

    $100

  • Antonia Marin

    $25

  • Hope for All Nations

    $200

  • A. Kuhar

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kendal duncan

     

  • Nick y Patricia Block con Alba Novoa

    $200

  • Ivanna Gonzalez-Perea

    $35

  • Noel Lezcano

    $30

  • dalia godoy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $435

  • Diane Rohrer

    $150

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Donor Comments

Diane Rohrer

Diane Rohrer

DONATION: $150

In memory of my father, Charles. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $435

Dios tiene una recompensa muy grande para aquellos que le obedecen en FE! Habacuc 2:3-4 "Pues la visión se realizará en el tiempo señalado; marcha hacia su cumplimiento, y no dejará de cumplirse. Aunque parezca tardar, espérala; porque sin falta vendrá. »El insolente no tiene el alma recta, pero el justo vivirá por su fe." 4 years ago

dalia godoy

dalia godoy

DONATION: $50

orgullosa de tenerlos como mis pastores y mas que eso, dos personas que me aman! y sobre todo aman a los necesitados! 4 years ago

Noel Lezcano

Noel Lezcano

DONATION: $30

Dios les bendiga y que los niños de Peru sean bendecidos. 4 years ago

Ivanna Gonzalez-Perea

Ivanna Gonzalez-Perea

DONATION: $35

Saving a little one !!! 4 years ago

Nick y Patricia Block con  Alba Novoa

Nick y Patricia Block con Alba Novoa

DONATION: $200

Que Dios continue bendiciendoles en su eregrinaje en beneficio de los ninos de peru 4 years ago

Kendal duncan

Kendal duncan

❤️What you're doing is beautiful ❤️ 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Thank you for the work you are doing to change the lives of these children! LIVE GENEROUSLY! 4 years ago

A. Kuhar

A. Kuhar

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Hope for All Nations

Hope for All Nations

DONATION: $200

Guillermo and Patricia - May God richly bless your work and may all see that everything you do is like they said of Joseph ...Genesis 39:2-3 2 The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. 4 years ago