The Global Cane Outreach team arrived here in Cajamarca on September 16. We were so excited to meet them at the airport and get them settled in their hostal. In addition to the ministry to the blind, this team joined us in our regularly scheduled ministry and were a huge blessing to us and to the community!
Team Members' Training
It started off with cane training and walking with a sighted guide. Bevie taught us how to teach the blind to use canes and how to properly walk with a sighted guide.
"I once was blind but now I see" - John Newton
"By sharing this gift with the blind you also open the door to share the even greater gift of the love of Jesus Christ." Global Cane Outreach
English Conversation Class
We have changed the focus of our English Class to more of a practical conversation class where the students get the opportunity to practice what they have learned this past year. We are very proud of our students; they are doing great! They also were excited to have the Global Cane Outreach team with us for two Wednesdays!
They loved having more native speakers to practice with and have fun.
Sightseeing in Cajamarca!
|Of course we had to have time to show our friends some of the amazing sights in our community! We had a fun day exploring. |
Santa Apolonia -Cajamarca
Preschool/Kindergarten in Baños del Inca
The first time we visited this school was with the Epic Youth Group from Sonora. A good friend and member of our church is a teacher here and asked if we could come. We fell in love with these children and will be continuing to visit!! We had a crazy hail storm while we were there!!
We continue to visit the Aldea Orphanage in Cajamarca twice a month. We have developed a good relationship with the staff and the kids. It's always a joy to arrive and see the kids run out to meet us. The Global Cane Outreach blessed the children and loved on them!
Ministering to the Blind
Ritch Cureton kept telling us that we would be amazed on the day we actually got to put our training to use and distribute the canes and teach the blind to use them. Ritch shared that he had seen this time and again in South Africa. And he was right!! We were all overwhelmed and moved to tears. We separated the people into two groups. One group was hearing the Good News of the Gospel and the other was receiving canes and being trained. At the end of the sessions, we brought all the people together and Bevie shared her testimony and each person received a solar powered audio Bible. I wish you could all have been there with us. The presence of the Lord was amongst us and it was beautiful.
Check out this link. This is Nancy, a young woman from Cajamarca. Nancy is a believer and has been blind from birth. She was so excited to receive her cane and audio Bible.
Thank you Global Cane Outreach! Your hearts to serve the people of the Andes was inspiring to us and a blessing to the communities of Baños del Inca and Cajamarca. May the Lord continue to bless you and your ministry.