Missionary to Peru
With this being my first Christmas away from my family (and the snow!) it has been a strange transition into December, but I have also had the opportunity to really focus on the importance of Christmas and what it means: the Prince of Peace; our King has come!
I have recently been reading Heidi and Rolland Baker's book, 'Learning to Love,' and was struck by their words:
'As we look with His heart and His eyes to the lost, the broken, the empty, the orphans, those who have had everything taken from them, as we start to put them first, doing nothing to promote ourselves, but doing everything out of His love and for His glory - then we are becoming more like Him, Jesus, who gave up everything to become like us.
Jesus: the King of glory who make Himself like us, who humbled Himself and became nothing, taking on our form - human likeness. Jesus: the One who was born like us, who gave every day of His life, even His blood, so that we might have life and life eternal. He became like us so that we might become like Him: transformed, utterly and completely altered, no longer the same. The very life of Jesus is poured into our empty vessels, our little jars of clay. This, my friends, is all we must aspire to be.'
Is this not what the heart of Christmas is all about? Jesus came to this earth in the humblest form: a baby. This Christmas, I am focusing on that truth, the truth that Jesus came as a little baby boy, giving up everything to be like us. He came so He could know us, save us and transform us. Through Him, we know what love is. Joy to the world!
November & December
Camino de Vida
Once finished, the home will have room for 12 children. Currently, the home still has a lot of work to be done before it is ready to host children, but the government has decided to place two children, Alison and Matias, in the home this week. During my time there, these children will be my main focus. I will be caring for them and supporting them in whatever ways I can. Currently, the room in which they will be staying remains unfinished. In order to finish the room, an extra $1,200 USD ($1,600 CND) is needed, however the main priority is purchasing a second mattress, which will cost approximately $200 USD ($250-300 CDN). If you are able to support this project, please send finances to Missionary Ventures Canada with 'Project - Hogar Genesis' in the memo.