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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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October 25th, 2017

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 donations can be made to The Potter’s Hand Foundation via the link below.

Please help us by donating here: The Potter’s Hand Foundation

We will be sharing this Christmas story with everyone via our website and social media when we return to Lima. Blessed to serve!

September 6th, 2016

Happy to be back in Peru continuing our Reliv Kalogris Foundation nutritional feeding programs for children. I wish to thank all those who understand this ministry and have been very generous in supporting this effort over the last 9 years.

Along with our ministry partners of La Mesa del Reino we will soon begin our travels to Arequipa and Cusco to visit all our volunteers and the children we serve.

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For my part I am short of the funding needed to accomplish this mission to cover expenses such as ground transport, accommodations and such.  For these needs I would ask that all our friends would pray and provide for us, as it is in your heart to do so. This need and goal for travel expenses is set at $600.00 US.

As always I am grateful to Avianca Airlines for their continued support in providing flights to Arequipa, Cusco and back home to Florida.

For many years now we have been blessed to help many children in need here in Peru by the grace of God, the nutritional product support of The Reliv Kalogris Foundation www.relivkalogrisfoundation.org and the support of many. Please consider this and I would be very happy to hear from folks.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”
1 John 3:18

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August 19th, 2016

I am very grateful again to Avianca Airlines for their support of our ministry and children’s feeding programs in Peru. I have just received my itinerary for this. I depart Miami for Lima, Peru on August 31 with a return to Miami on September 28. Plus I will be flying to Arequipa in early September to visit all of our volunteers and children there and out into the Colca Valley. Then on to Cuzco to do the same there and finally back to Lima after two weeks in the field.

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Continuing to pray and share with folks the funding needs we have to accomplish our feeding programs for the remainder of this year. We appreciate and ask for continued prayer and financial support. Please check out our website and How You Can Help.

How you can help

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