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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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December 29th, 2017

A new year is on the horizon and a continuing opportunity for The Potter’s Hand Foundation to continue to grow, to love and to serve the children of Peru. After ten years in this calling it seems brand new again as we are blessed to continue to make a difference in the lives of the children through nutritional programs and soon to expand into providing educational opportunities to children in remote areas of Peru.

We are very blessed with those who know of our calling to serve in Peru and who have supported us with prayer and also much needed financial help. We can not act alone and it is our prayer that all would consider praying for this ministry and consider joining us in this journey of love, making a difference!

Please consider a year end donation to The Potter’s Hand Foundation  and also we would love to have you join us long term by making a monthly contribution in even small amounts. Small amounts by individuals multiplied by many is a wonderful way to share in this calling to answer God’s commandment to love one another even as Our Father loves.

Please make your donations here: Donate to: The Potter’s Hand Foundation

Now join with us as we go out to fulfill our purpose in this world of need. Making a difference, walking and working out our faith and sharing Christs love to the children of Peru.

Thank you,

Taylor J Benson

Founder/Director/Servant

The Potter’s Hand Foundation

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December 8th, 2017

It is a quiet afternoon here in Lima  and I am packed and ready to travel to Arequipa early in the morning (Dec 9) to begin my journey to visit the children of Madrigal y Lari in the Colca Valley of Caylloma Province.

Very happy to be going out again on mission to love and to serve! What an adventure!!

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December 6th, 2017

It is my honor to share with you the story of Sullany Adrieene, an incredibly brave little girl whose life I have been profoundly touched by. Born on 09-09-09 in Arequipa, Peru, the date of her birth was unique and interesting. However, it was also on that day that the doctors would discover a malformation in her body and decided to put a shell on her head for her survival.

She was considered a high-risk patient and both her parents and doctors feared that she was dying. Sullany had constant colic, and due to a stomach disorder that made her unable to accept proteins, she suffered from malnutrition. Fortunately, she was still able to eat rice and drink water. But soon, she would be in a near vegetative state, unable to move her arms and legs.  

Seeking help from God, Sullany’s mom surrendered her heart and Sullany’s life to Him.

It was around this time that I met Sullany thanks to my involvement with The Potter’s Hand Foundation and The Reliv Kalogris Foundation, an organization with the mission to “Nourish Our World” by providing nutritional supplements to support needy individuals and organizations throughout the world and the road to her recovery was paved.

We provided Sullany with the Reliv Now® for Kids chocolate product which has essential vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients that give growing bodies what they need to thrive. Its advanced ingredients boost energy and mental performance.

Here’s what Sullany has to say about the time I was blessed to have spent with her:

“Hasta q conocí al señor Taylor J Benson de la fundación Kalogris el cual me proporciona el producto que me ayuda en mi evolución pude mejorar en cuanto a la desnutrición, estimulación y en mi psicomotriz.

Desde ese entonces hasta hoy, eh mejorado mi crecimiento,peso y ahora ya camino mucho mejor. Agradecemos el apoyo de la fundación Kalogris que me ayudo bastante en mi evolución y crecimiento.” – Sullany Adrieene

(It started when I met Mr. Taylor J Benson from the Kalogris Foundation. He provided me the Reliv Now For Kids chocolate product that helped on the betterment of my malnutrition, stimulation and psychomotor as nothing could help me before.

Since then till today, I have grown, my weight has improved, and I walk much better.

My mom and I are very thankful for the Kalogris Foundation that helped me in my development and growth.)

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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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