Helping Lima's Children (89272)
November 2011: Our heartfelt thanks to all who have given towards this vital project in Lima! We couldn't have done it without your support! At this time we are closing this project, but we suggest that future donations be directed towards project 91890, Training Lima's Young People. For more information, please contact your nearest SIM office or give online to project 91890. Thank you and God bless!
The Helping Lima's Children project in Huaycan is meeting the physical and spiritual needs of children and youth living in Lima's shantytowns.
One third of Lima's eight million people live in shanty towns, and over half are under fifteen. The effects of poverty are evident—parasites, malnutrition, broken families, drunkenness and abuse.
In spite of this suffering, the evangelical church is alive and active. The Helping Lima's Children project is now run mainly by trained local church members. More than 100 children attend the twice-weekly feeding/educational project for five to 12-year-olds. The children receive Bible teaching, a nutritious meal, and help with their homework. When they leave at age 12, they can join the adolescent group.
Discipleship Making a Difference
The adolescent group has grown to more than 55— the majority originally from the educational and feeding project. Recently, SIM missionaries Bill and Jean Williamson asked those who considered themselves Christians to come downstairs after the meeting. More than 30 came, so they have started a discipleship programme.
Hilda, a mother, whose children now attend the adolescent group, is a faithful participant in the mums' Bible study. Not long ago a neighbour physically attacked her, through no fault of her own. Full of anger, she was ready to go and fight back, but her 13-year-old daughter told her, "No, Mum, as a Christian you cannot do that. God will take care of it."
Your prayers are vital to change lives in Lima. Visit the Williamson's website to learn how you can pray for this ministry.
Your gift will help provide healthy meals and supplies for the activities. You may also give towards a fund used at the Williamson's discretion to help with medical needs. Give online
Do you love children? Will you show the compassion of Christ to the disadvantaged? Find out how God could use you
Project Number: 89272 Current Funding Progress:
Note: Financial information is updated quarterly and therefore may not reflect the data reported in a more recent article.