After our first trip to Pucallpa, Peru last October, we came back to Memphis with two potential candidates for a clean water system. Refuge of Hope – the school for handicapped, at risk and family-less children and their siblings – was high on the list due to the number of people who would benefit from the clean water on a daily, and long-term, basis… the majority of whom would be kids. However, they had issues with their new well (that are ongoing), which meant a clean water system would be pretty redundant for now.
One of the other locations we tested was Centro de Nativo – The Indian Center – which serves as a shelter for the native Indians from the jungle when they come to the city to do trade… and it’s home to the Bible Institute, where young people and married couples from different tribes come from the jungle to be trained in all things “church leadership” before going back to their villages to serve in their local communities. Last year alone, they had over 38,000 adults come through their doors… and who knows how many children!!
Yep – The Indian Center was getting a clean water system!!
Our Highpoint Church family was incredibly generous last fall and donated enough money to the Pour Me Out Campaign not only for us to purchase the entire filtration system, but also to send a team of 5 of us back to Pucallpa this past February. We want to share our trip with you… but since we felt like we might have bored the living breath out of some of you with stories from our previous adventure(!!), the next few posts on our blog will be photos from this latest trip with minimal commentary.