Andy lives with six other people in a plywood house on a dirt mountain in the desert of northeastern Lima. If you were to visit, you would meet his father, who gets temporary jobs to provide for his family; his mother, who stays home to take care of the kids (but occasionally works to make some extra money); and his brother and three sisters. You would also see that Andy and his family could really use your help to give him an opportunity to go to the AMG’s child and youth development center. The education, nutritious meals and Bible training he would receive would help him Andy for a brighter tomorrow. He would like to be an engineer someday.
Dr. Spiros Zodhiates Childcare Center
The Dr. Spiros Zodhiates Child Development Center provides physical and spiritual care to children in the nation’s capital. The center is associated with a local church that teaches biblical truths to the children from the center. The center staff cook wholesome meals for the children and help them with their homework. The children are also provided with supplies and uniforms to attend school. Medical care is given when needed. Above all, children are taught the Word of God and spend time in prayer at the center.
Peru is a culturally diverse country in South America. The majority of the population profess to be Christian, with the majority being Roman Catholic. Terrorism and social violence can be common in certain areas. Generally speaking, there is a lack of stable jobs and it is often difficult to find consistent work. Many fathers abandon their families, leaving them in challenging circumstances. Alcoholism, drug use, and gang violence are also prevalent in many communities.