We operate a children’s after school program in a small hill side community just outside of Downtown Lima, Peru called Caja De Agua. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday we meet with a group of children to share the Gospel with them and to teach them God’s Word. We offer these kids a safe refuge in a dangerous area of Lima, Peru where they can safely learn and be loved. Most of these kids come from broken homes where they are neglected. For a couple of hours a day they are able to enter our building and be safe from the dangers that surround this community. We also offer a child sponsorship program for the children who regularly participate in our program.
In 2008, I, (TJ) moved to Lima, Peru to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and to open a children’s center in a small hillside community. By the grace of God I have been here ever since. I met my wife and married her about one year after moving here and nine months later we had a beautiful baby girl. We still operate a children’s center in the same hillside community where I started in 2008. We meet with the children five days a week to teach them what the Bible reveals to us about God and His Son Jesus Christ. We live about twenty five minutes from the ministry in Canto Grande. We fellowship at Iglesia Del Salvador (The Church Of The Savior) a Baptist Church in Barranco which is a district of Lima.
In March of 2010 I was able to come to Peru for the second time. I was able to spend three months in a small hillside community just outside of downtown Lima Peru. Lima Peru is nothing like the small town in Utah where I grew up. I had never seen poverty like I saw in the small hillside community of Caja De Agua. The poverty and neglect that these children faced was unimaginable to me. After spending a few weeks with this kids I decided to start a nonprofit organization to help them. When I started the organization I didn’t know exactly how we would help these kids. I wanted to help with the physical needs but more importantly, I wanted to help with their spiritual needs.
On October 31st 2008 a drug addict of ten years came home and passed out after a hard night of drinking and doing drugs. The next afternoon he awoke in deep despair. His life was a mess, he was a functioning drug addict, but his life was an endless cycle of depravity and partying. He was ready to end it all. As he laid on his couch contemplating suicide he noticed a Bible on his bookshelf. He had received this Bible a few months earlier from a friend of his brothers. After receiving it, it was placed on the bookshelf and forgotten. Maybe it was the thought of death or maybe something else, but something or someone compelled him to get off the couch and get that Bible that afternoon.