(Perú CNSAM). Monday, March 23, 2015, in Moyabamba, San Martin, Peru, thirteen children from the MINCODIS Project (Ministerio Infantil de Compasión Distrital (District Children’s Compassionate Ministry) received the donation of 13 wheelchairs plus other equipment for children with disabilities.
The MINCODIS Project, which has provided social action services for three years, has a rehabilitation room for children with physical limitations, led by the Physical Therapist, Pilar Tuestas, and Adán Sánchez who is the Peru Northeast District Superintendent. For more than three years they were accepting children from various parts of the Peruvian jungles for rehabilitation therapy. The service they could offer was very limited because they didn’t have the necessary equipment.
In November of 2014 in celebration of the Centennial of the Church of the Nazarene in Peru, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Perú presented a detailed report of the work of MINCODIS and its needs to Rev. Tabita González, Regional Coordinator of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Learning of this project, some brethren from the United States were touched by the Lord and promised to make a donation to cover the principal necessities.
After the necessary coordination for the dedication of this donation, children, parents, authorities and ministry leaders gathered in the facilities. With 30 persons present there was a short program of thanksgiving for the dream-come-true for these children to have a chair that would lessen their pain. Their parents showed gratitude to God and to the donors for this gift. One mother thanked God because her child had needed a chair for seven years … and this gift finally filled that need.
The MINCODIS Project and the leaders of the National Compassionate Ministries in Perú, thank Rev. Tabita González, Regional Coordinator of NCM and Sister Monica Fraizer, coordinator of the donors, for the gift that has made these children and their families happy.
Source: Enrique Solano.
Redaction: Susana Cabral.
Translation: Evelyn Ovando.