International Mission Work
In May of 2015, members Jessica and her mother Brenda Brumbaugh where given the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Chilca, Peru. Joining the student lead church Jessica is apart of at college (Alliance Christian Fellowship), both women spent a week serving through labor, enthusiasm, and faith at a family restoration center called Esperanza de Ana. The facility is home to over 15 children during the week that range from age 4 to 16. Their objective is to provide services that bring guidance and emotional support to children, adolescents and their families who face personal trauma and conflicts that put at risk the family unit and the functioning of the family. To learn more about the programming that Esperanza de Ana does go to their website at http://www.esperanzadeana.org.
While serving in Peru, the women helped with labor projects that included preparing the compound’s walls for construction that involved digging up and puling away over 50 wheel barrels of dirt, sand, and rubble from the wall. Other maintenance projects, such as cleaning floors, preparing classrooms, and sanding cement floors, encompassed much of their mornings. Every evening the group either planned or participated in activities such as a culture night, birthday party, church service, chores, and community litter patrol. They were also blessed with the ability to explore the culture and experience shopping in the local markets and visiting the pacific coast. The women were able to pour love upon the children of Esperanza de Ana and share God’s joy and hope to the people of Chilca. Both women thank the church for the prayers, financial support, and encouragement so graciously provided.
7) It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. 8) The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. 9) For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3: 7-9 (NLT)