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September 18th, 2018

It has been some time since I have posted an update and this is my effort to rectify that. On sharing with folks on my journey here in Peru. I’m doing good here and we have movement in our efforts to develop our nutritional supplemental feeding programs here for children in need and at risk.

I have  a nice little apartment in a good location in Lima. A room and bath for now. I hope to get a full apartment by the end of the year. Yesterday was my Princess Aleli’s 22nd birthday and we will celebrate tomorrow. She and her Prince Patrick are doing very well and it looks like marriage is coming in February.

I have made one trip up into the Andes of Arequipa and planning on another in December. This one will be to do some Christmas fiestas for children in four villages up there.

I, as The Potter’s Hand Foundation, now have a working relationship with a very strong Peruvian ONG (NGO) here in Lima. Ayuda en Accion (Help in Action). They are originally out of Spain and serve in about 21 countries. William of AeA has agreed to help me get our nutritional programs into the poorest regions of Peru where they serve. They will pay for our logistical needs to travel out there and also help with staffing to begin and continue our feeding programs. These will be deep into the Amazonas jungles of northern Peru and into the poorest regions of the high Andes such as Huancavaleca, Ayacucho, Cuzco, etc.  Very much a blessing from God!!!

The Boy in a Canyon!

I still need  a working relationship with another Peruvian NGO to receive our Reliv products which I will pay for by God’s provision. That is in the works too and I hope to have that relationship established soon.

It looks like I may have time to go into the Amazonas region later this month with the head of AeA’s team to learn, develop locations, logistical needs and more. Then I am planning on traveling back to Florida on October 9th so I can go to a Reliv event in Orlando October 12th.

My hopes are to get all the relationships, the logistical and governmental requirements done by the end of October, or in November so we can purchase and get product shipped into Peru by the end of November or early December.  Much to pray for and work for.

I also am blessed with a strong church relationship here in Lima with the main church being in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. This will mean a lot to me also as I hope to get more people here involved, especially young people to help me in years to come. This will free me up to do more.

Anyway, much to the story as usual and I am excited about the future.

I want to praise God our Father and thank everyone for your prayers and support. It means so much to me and this calling I have. We are blessed to have folks helping support the PHF monthly which is wonderful and I am working to grow that base. And I surely am grateful to all who know my heart and my calling to serve. Thanks to everyone for friendships, understanding and support. It’s like God is bringing all to fruition as I walk my walk of faith and this fundraising thing is my next personal and foundational growth step.

I am very hopeful for my time back in the colonies in mid October. I may be in Florida till early November on my fundraising crusade. I have a great couple I am staying with in Jupiter, I have help with a rental car and I hope to hear very soon about a donated flight with Avianca Airlines.

I appreciate everyone for your thoughts and prayers most of all. This is an amazing journey, has been very hard but fruitful and I trust in the direction God is providing.

Blessed to serve, making a difference!

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