Friday, April 30, 2010

Reaching New Heights in Peru

Todd: I joined three other PEER Servants volunteers - Carol Mostrom, Devin Erhardt, and Rob St. Germain, in an April 14-23 very encouraging trip to Cusco, Peru to serve Kallarisunchis. Kallarisunchis became operationally sustainable in 2009 - that means they cover all of their operating expenses. They are now entering a phase where they are focusing on growth, with the desire to serve 1,000+ active clients within the next 3-5 years. Our team was able to have great discussions and training with the board and staff of Kallarisunchis to map out some of the steps needed for that growth to take place. The case studies developed on our much larger Filipino partner were very well received by our Peruvian partner, and there was a significant amount of focus on how the organization can build in more spiritual integration. We met a number of the clients served by Kallarisunchis and were encouraged by all of them (one of them pictured to the right). Combine that with the stunning beauty of the Peruvian Andes and the friendliness of the Peruvian people and you have a great trip! We thank God for the time in Peru and for your prayers and support to make it and the transformation that will result from it possible.