Puerto Maldonado - La Buena Semilla
Located in the Amazon jungle, approximately 10 kilometres outside of the town of Puerto Maldonado, Peru you will find the children's home La Buena Semilla (The Good Seed). The home originally built in 2009, is currently a refuge for 10-12 children mainly between the ages of 4-6 years of age, who have either been abandoned or abused. The local Family and Children's Services works with the home to place children in its care and help to eventually either reunite them with a family member or be adopted into a Peruvian family. At the moment we have a Peruvian national missionary (Diego) living in the home supporting the Peruvian Director Yolanda and the support worker and cook Eloyvita. A cacao farming initiative has been started on the property with the hope that in time it will help finance the home. A local Peruvian is employed to manage this. It costs approximately $200 a month for a child to be in the home and it is our hope to be able to support up to 20 children. There is opportunity for Peruvian and international mission teams to support the home with maintenance projects and sponsorship.
Prayer Requests and Needs:
Please pray for the children we have in our care. That they may feel love, and acceptance and know that they are children of God. Pray that they find healing in him.
Pray for protection for the children and those who serve in the home. There is much crime in the area, and drugs and human trafficing is a great danger to all who live in the area.
Pray for continued funding for the home, that we can continue to serve and be vessels of love to these children. We are praying that the farm and other projects start to support the home financially, as we are currently short in funding.