Sharon passing out sandwichesThis is Sharon’s first mission trip.  Something she never thought she’d do but when Howie and Mary asked her to go to Chile last year she said, “okay.”  That trip fell through and this year when Howie and Mary decided to go to Peru she said “okay” again!  A retired 5th grade school teacher from Somis, CA Sharon had never been to a poverty-stricken barrio.  She says you can’t imagine what it is really like until you experience it first hand.  It gets personal and you leave with much more empathy for the people than you do by watching discovery, etc. 

In each barrio Sharon became attached to at least one child.  In one barrio she gave her child a Jesus bracelet.  The girl later brought her a tattered, dirty statue.  Sharon took it and admired it and handed it back to her.  The little girl kept giving it back until Sharon realized she was giving it to her so it will go in a very special place in Sharon’s home.  She takes home Peru in her heart and her hands. 

Sharon was also impressed how the children watch out for one another.  The older children make sure the younger children get fed first.

Although Sharon was a bit apprehensive about coming here she soon realized that Hope4Kids really sees to the group’s safety.  She says it’s been fun!  We are so pleased to have her with us and it’s been great watching her feeding and enjoying the children and getting the job done!  We hope to see her on another trip!

2 Responses to “Peru Team – People Spotlight”

  1. Anonymous says:

    HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII FRIENDS FROM HOPE FOR KIDS, WHAT A GREAT JOB YOU ARE DOING FOR HELPING OUR PERUVIAN BROTHERS, WELL I WOULD LOVE TO BE THERE HELPING TOO, BUT FROM HERE I’M PRAYING AND ASKING GOD TO FACILITATE YOU WORK OVER THERE AND FOR HIS LIGHT SHOWS YOU THE BEST WAY TO REACH AND TOUCH PEOPLE’S IN NEED HEARTS,ITS SO GOOD TO SEE HOW TALL IS TYLER AND OF COURSE TO SEE THE PICTURES OF MY FRIENDS RACHEL, ROBERTTT HEHEHE, PAT, HIS WIFE, AND SOME OTHER
    TO SEE TOM TOO, MAKES ME FELL VERY HAPPY, GREAT YOUR HEALTH IS BETTER NOW
    WELL FOLKS GREETINGS FROM CHILE
    AND THANKS FOR DO WHAT YOU DO
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HAVE A WONDERFUL RETURN

    GREETINGS FOR COLLEEN AND THE REST TOM BYE BYE

    ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    THOUSAND OF KISSES FOR ALL OF YOU AND FOR THE NEW PEOPLE TOO =)

    from NATTY YOUR CHILEAN TRANSLATOR
    nataliarivs@hotmail.com

  2. Gretchen Lee says:

    We’re so excited for you Sharon (and Mary and Howie) can’t wait to hear all the stories and see all your pictures on your return. Love to you!
    Michael, Gretchen and Sophia

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