It is with thankfulness that I write on behalf of Kids Alive Peru.
As a ministry that works with and for children with heartbreaking stories, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the ugliness of the trauma they have experienced, or to dwell on the difficulty suffered from this pandemic. But we can say with thankfulness and gladness in our hearts that we have also been blessed to witness the actions of a loving Savior as those children find in Jesus “The Answer” to all of the heartbreak!
We have witnessed children restored to their families as our team works with them to find healing and a new way forward. We have been blessed to see families of children, served through our Family Center, catch a vision for their identity in Christ and start to seek to bless others in their community in His name!
Through all of this we remember the words from the Gospel of John, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” – John 1:5 (NIV)
I speak on behalf of Kids Alive Peru’s staff when I say “thank you” for serving with us! Your prayers, gifts, and other acts of service are part of how God makes restoration of children from hopeless situations possible. It is nothing short of a miracle to witness children and families redeemed by God’s love and restored to lives of purpose and joy.
We hope that this story of God moving and bringing forward His kingdom will bless you, as it has us, and that it would spur all of us forward as we expect to see Him do even greater things than this!
Country Director, Peru
Restorative Residential Ministries
Kids Alive Peru’s children’s homes exist to serve children who for reasons of abuse and abandonment have lost the safety and security of their families. Each children’s home receives the child into a family-style environment where their house parents focus on providing them with an environment that is and feels safe while beginning to build healthy relationships with them.
Both direct-care staff, support staff and the child’s psychologist work with and for the child with the goal of facilitating an environment that promotes healing from the trauma they have lived through.
At the same time, Kids Alive Peru’s Families Together Team connects with the child’s family; first with their nuclear family and then with extended family, until a future home for the child is found. The team then works to prepare and strengthen the family for the child to be reintegrated and restored back to what was lost to him/her. In cases where the Families Together Team is unable to find biological family able to care for the child then foster and adoption solutions are pursued.
Kids Alive Peru’s goal and its prayer for every child served comes from Psalm 68:6 “God places the lonely in families…”
Prevention-based Family Strengthening Centers
Systems-focused Work in Communities