Compassion International Summer Programs

Compassion International works through some of our churches in the San Juan de Miraflores district of Lima. It’s summertime in Peru, and the children in the CI programs are not forgotten during their summer vacation. At Santisima Trinidad (Holy Trinity Church), the CI children enjoyed a summer-school program that included English classes.

IMG_1026 - Version 2

The children reinforced a lesson on the parts of the head by labeling their oversized drawings of the features.

IMG_1029 - Version 2

They presented their unique drawings to the class and demonstrated their knowledge of the English terms.

At another church, San Juan Evangelista (St. John the Evangelist), the CI children enjoyed a three-day vacation Bible school that asked three questions: (1) Why do we praise God? (A: because of his great feats seen in his creation of the world and sending Jesus to die for our sins); (2) How do we praise God? (A: with our voices, instruments, prayer, dance); and (3) Who and what should praise God? (A: all of his creation).

The afternoons began with prayer.

The afternoons began with prayer.

Singing "Our God is big, strong, and powerful. And there's nothing that our God cannot do."

Singing “Our God is big, strong, and powerful. And there’s nothing that our God cannot do.”

Hard at work making crayon paintings that praise God.

Hard at work making crayon paintings that praise God.

"I love Jesus."

“I love you, Jesus.”

The finished results!

The finished results!

Enjoying a little chocolate treat.

Enjoying a little chocolate treat.

The CI children also enjoyed nutritious meals at the churches and, for some, a week-long summer camp aside a beach near Lima.  Praise God for this time to speak into and enrich the lives of some of our neediest children!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s