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father and his wife, Doris (my Mom passed away in 2005), are missionaries
in Peru and he sends me regular notices. I share this one from
yesterday (July 14, 2012). It's heart breaking.
"He that has pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he has given will He pay him again." PROVERBS 19:17
Many of the folks we minister to live in extreme poverty. Last Sunday
in Ferrenafe in our Worship service we had in attendance a young woman
that was pregnant. Her name is Rosa, in her 20's. Yesterday
she gave birth to a baby boy, barely getting to the hospital in time.
Rosa has no mother and her father has remarried. When told his daughter
had given birth he said he didn't care for her and it didn't matter to
him if she died. She had been living with him. The father of the child
wants nothing to do with her and says that it's not his child.
Since Rosa has no money the Hospital won't let her out until the
hospital and Doctor bills are paid----the more days in, the larger the
debt. Ana Torres, our school teacher at our Pre-school collected from
friends about 30 dollars to help out because the new born didn't even
have baby clothes ready.. Ana also took Rosa some food. The hospital
does not provide and families have to take care of their own; otherwise
they won't eat.
I do not write to ask you for money. I write
to let you know what part of our ministry is about; and also to thank
you for your contributions to PENNIES FOR PERU. We will help Rosa ASAP
and the new born child. And, of course, we will give her the blessed
hope that is only found in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
That is our thought for the day.
In Christ, Brother Carlos July 13, 2012
If you would like to make a contribution to help Rosa and others who are desperate like her, here are the instructions:
The checks should be made to "Miracle
Village International" and mailed to
MIRACLE VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL, INC. P.O. BOX 890 Melbourne, AR. 72556
C/O David Miller
memo line on the check you need to note that the money is to go to
Carlos or Pennies for Peru or whatever particular cause you want the
money used for or you can include a note with the check explaining how
you want the money used.
All contributions are tax deductible and David Miller will send you a receipt for tax purposes. About once a month, he wires
money to Villa Milagro and Nancy Diaz then puts the money in the
accounts as designated. Any questions, email David Miller
at this email address: David Miller .