Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chocolatada at Huambutio

Today as a church about 20 of us drove out to Huambutia a poor community on the outskirts of Cusco . A few of our church members used to live there and still have strong links there so we arranged with the principal of the local school to take hot chocolate bread and toys for all the primary school children (about 200 children!) Many of the children walk in the cold for 45 mins each day in their rubber tyre flip flop sandals to get to school . We also did a short presentation of the Christmas story, what a joy and privilege it was to be there sharing Christmas with these children. It was lovely to see the joy on their faces as they received toys and clothes which had been donated by friends and family of our church members.This was a challenge to us being our first Christmas in the pastorate in Cusco seeing such poverty and such a difference to the way we usually celebrate. Please pray for wisdom as we seek to show God's love to both rich and poor that we meet here in Peru.

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