Face to Face has made a difference in Peru in the past and continues to do so today. Face to Face recently partnered with Camino de Vida church in Lima to support their volunteer teams who helped victims of devastating floods in Peru. In Peru, there is no FEMA or other noteworthy government aid for those who suffer harm from a natural disaster. The teams needed funding for shovels, buckets, bleach and other cleaning equipment and supplies as well as bottled water and food for disaster victims. Face to Face funded one team as they reached out to flood victims in the Lima area.
Since January, 2011—which is the month Jan was diagnosed with cancer—Face to Face has fed children who attend a weekly Bible study in Pachacutec, a very poor area outside of Lima. We partner with Max Lindembert who pastors Cristo Vive church in Callao with a satellite church in Pachacutec. Face to Face funds fruit and milk for about 40 children, most of whom eat only once a day.
Face to Face is also supporting Nick and Kristin Balcombe, missionaries in Peru who serve through Camino de Vida church in Lima. Nick and Kristin spend their days pouring their lives into blessing the people of Peru while also raising their three young children. Nick is an accomplished musician and a genuinely funny guy (those qualities certainly resonate with me).