In the Summer of 2018 Christine and I visited a special place for children in Peru - "Casa Del Aguila.” We were instantly gripped by the heart of this mission that cares for children for the local area with a school, a nurse aid station, a church, and an orphanage. The orphanage portion has incredible stories of kids overcoming great odds, all with help of highly dedicated on-site and loving staff. The “Casa” also includes an organic farm that provides the majority of the food. The farm has recently planted/graphed-in 20,000 avocado trees that will in 3-5 years provide a revenue for benefitting the “Casa.” Also, at 9,000 feet above sea level, the “Casa” is nestled in a highly mountainous region, which provides fresh glacier water.
At first glance, one might say, why continue mission support to what appears to be a high functioning and well-established mission? Answer: it is at a critical and fragile point in its journey. Lower funding in the past several years has caused “Casa” leadership to make tough choices for such things as selling the passenger buses. Additionally, there are the challenges of turnover, local pressures, board oversight, and low pay – all of those making it very difficult for the key leaders of Casa to simply stay there. I equate this to the story of Moses, whereby Moses is tired, at the end of a long journey, and needs his brother Aaron to simply raise his hands so Moses can continue the ministry. The Director of Casa Del Aguila is Jaime Delgado, and we feel led to be an encouragement to him, his family, and his staff so these special kids can continue to have there lives changed in a safe place. Of note, we are communicating with a friend of ours - J.D. Martinez Ministries - who introduced us to the “Casa” and continues to raise support and tell the good story.
Christine and I are specifically led to, 1) support the leadership and staff via prayer and funds, and 2) visit Casa Del Aguila in the off-season of mission trips. Our goal is to simply encourage the valiant effort in the name of Jesus Christ so as to ensure it becomes stable in future years.
Thank you for your prayer and support.
Sean and Christine Robertson
Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”