At Inca Link, we pride ourselves in squinting our eyes and opening our ears to see and hear where God is moving. We started a project called Pasitos De Fe many years ago for a children’s home as we wanted to take kids out of the dump while their parents worked there. Throughout the years we have built buildings, raised money for, equipped and raised up staff and gotten government approval for the home. With each step came a different challenge. The latest laws of Peru and the region of Trujillo made it necessary to have 7 full-time people on staff to house up to 8 children. We still paid it and prepared for children to come to our home. We waited. We waited more.
Finally after 8 months and only 2 kids who went to our home for less than 2 weeks (we found a suitable family for them to live with) – we realized we were not spending wisely the resources that God had given us. We also opened our eyes again to see that 80 children and 20 mothers are using our property and buildings we already made. They are being reached for the gospel, discipled and growing with options to get them out of poverty in the future. A budget comparison happened. We saw that for $3500 a month to run the children’s home – (with 0 to 8 children) it was the same cost we were spending in our Maná garbage dump day care center for 108 children! We could impact 108 children for the same price as impacting 8!