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November 28th, 2017

 

Soon I will be blessed to return to the states for one month of R&R and sharing with folks about our service here to the children of Peru. This will be after we have traveled to Arequipa and the Colca Valley in early December to share Christmas with the children of two villages out there.

I have made my flight arrangements and I fly out of Lima at midnight Christmas day and arrive in Fort Lauderdale at 6am on the 26th. , then on up to Palm Beach Gardens. I return to Lima on January 31st.

So, I wish to share my need on this journey for a place to hang my hat for a month. I am putting out this message and pray that someone can help me out again. A room, a bunkhouse or even a berth on a boat somewhere in the Palm Beach County area. (I love the high Andean mountain villages where I serve though I have missed being near the ocean!)

Much to do and pray for as I am working to continue my calling to love and to serve children here in Peru. This via The Potter’s Hand Foundation  and our partners here in Peru. I am blessed that many friends know me and my heart to serve and have been so supportive over the years.

If anyone has information and/or can help with this need I can be reached personally via my website: The Potter’s Hand Foundation , on Messenger, Facebook or my e-mail: tay3826@gmail.com

Blessed to serve, making a difference,

Taylor J Benson

Founder/Director

The Potter’s Hand Foundation

 

Canon del Colca, Arequipa, Peru

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November 25th, 2017

Our travel to share Christmas with the children of Madrigal & Lari, two villages up in the Colca Valley of Arequipa is getting closer. For all those who know my heart to serve we are requesting you please consider joining us on this journey with prayer and donations to provide for the children and to cover our mission costs.

The Potter’s Hand Foundation

Our story is below and if you have questions and wish to join in helping please feel free to contact me.

Taylor J Benson

The Potter’s Hand Foundation

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I wish to share with all our friends and those who know of our ministry and service to the children of Peru through The Potter’s Hand Foundation that I am blessed to be traveling to Arequipa and up into the Colca Valley in the province of Caylloma in December to share in Navidad (Christmas) with the children in the little schools in two of the villages in the region. This will take place on December 13th. The school year ends in mid-December which is the beginning of their summer season.

The children of Madrigal and Lari. With the help of the teachers, my friends and helpers Jeymi Flores and Palermo Sanchez we will be providing little gifts and the traditional hot chocolate and Panetón (Panettone) for the children. All this to share in their traditions and to share with them the reason for the season of Christmas, to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.

Also, I will be doing my evaluations of our nutritional feeding programs in all the villages we serve in the region. Seven villages total and some special children we are blessed to serve.

I share this story and our budget needs to accomplish this Christmas journey. As any are led and desire to support this Christmas celebration gifting and donations can be made to The Potter’s Hand Foundation via the link below.

The Potter’s Hand Foundation

 

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November 2nd, 2017

I was blessed to travel to Arequipa for two days to meet little Geraldin and her mom, Hilda.

Geraldin and her mom Hilda.

I had been introduced to her story by a friend I had recently met there, Evi Ta. Evi is from France and has been living in Peru for some time now.

Little Geraldin is now two years young and was born with some difficulties. She had brain surgery at three months from a condition of her Microcephaly. At two years she is now blind, can’t speak and has problems with her motor skills.

I am now helping her nutritionally and I am hoping to help her with physical therapy via my friends of Medical Ministry International at their clinic in Arequipa.

Hilda is taking her to the clinic today for a consultation and hopefully a therapy regimen. I am blessed via my Potter’s Hand Foundation to sponsor and pay for the consultation and future therapy sessions. These should be weekly for an extended period of time. Hilda is a wonderful mom and is doing the best she can for her little one. She lives some distance away from the city so we will be helping her with bus fare so she could visit the MMI clinic every week for her therapy.

Evi with Geraldin and her little helpers.

Evi and I were able to visit Hilda in her home in the outskirts of Arequipa. It is right next to a quarry where they still excavate sillar, a white volcanic stone which many of the ancient buildings in the city are built from. This is why it is called La Ciudad Blanca, The white city.

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