Reality Check

Even though we’d love to visit each and every one of you, it just isn’t practical for us to drive across the U.S. So instead, we’re planning to fly across the country and rent a car while in Washington which will help us visit many different churches and families all over the state. We have several groups who are interested in (or already are) planning a trip to Peru, so we really want to encourage them. We also want to show everyone who is already supporting us, the Torre Fuerte Girls Home, and ARISE what is happening and how they’re blessing others. We have so many exciting things to share about these amazing girls who are doing so well!

Unfortunately, the reality is that a three week car rental in Washington will cost $2,000 which is almost as much as our flights from Peru to Florida and then to Washington! So now, instead of hoping for a car that we can take across the country, or paying for a rental, I’m hoping to borrow one while we’re in Washington (not to be taken out of state)….I’m trying to keep our costs as low as possible.

We NEED to sell our house, we NEED to raise more funds, so we NEED to do this trip. Please pray with us that the Lord will make a way for HIS will to be accomplished in our service to Him. Well….that’s only the west coast.

We have many states to visit on the east coast, as well. It’s so exciting to see how many people God is using to bless these ministries all across the U.S. and the whole world! Please let us know if you have a car we can use…

Eye Surgery

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Tracy, one of the girls in the Torre Fuerte home, has a condition called Keratoconus.* Without treatment, her already poor vision will worsen and probably lead to the need for corneal transplants.

It’s all pretty bleak for a fourteen year old, but there is hope with some modern techniques. The minor surgery  involves corneal implants and something called crosslinking. It is quick and relatively non-invasive, but … it’s expensive.

This is a new twist for us at the Torre Fuerte home, and a bit scary, but necessary. Please give today and help us to save Tracy’s vision.

This is the link to the Go Fund Me page:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/1ti6alx69c?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

Travel by Land or Air??

We’re planning a visit to the US in April and we’d LOVE to drive across the country to visit with and update all of our supporters and family. We’re hoping to arrive in Florida in mid-April and then visit North Carolina, New Jersey, Michigan, Washington, California, Texas, & Alabama before we head back to Peru in June.

To rent a car, would cost over $5,000 because we don’t have existing car insurance to extend to the rental, which is WAY out of our budget….SO,…. we’re wondering if anyone has a spare (dependable) vehicle that they’d be willing to let us borrow for about two months (knowing that we’d be putting a lot of miles on it); or if you know someone with a car rental agency that would donate the rental??

Our other option is to fly on Spirit but we’d have to miss out on visiting California, Michigan, Texas, & Alabama because of the added cost.

Please contact us if you are able to help us with this huge request and/or if you would like us to visit you, too and we’ll see how it all works out!