Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Josephine House

We would like to introduce you to the Josephine House, which is an orphanage in Cusco ran by missionaries.  We spent an afternoon with the kids a few days ago and really love this ministry.  The Josephine House is named in honor of Josephine Kupferschmid, who ran an orphanage in Brazil for more than 15 years.  The Josephine House was formed in early 2008 and received final permission to function in late 2008. The first resident was a 78 year-old blind man! Since November 2008, they have taken in 18 children. Some of those have since moved either back home or to another children’s home so they are now at what is consider their maximum of 15 at any given time.
The Josephine House's goal is that babies born into difficult situations of alcohol or physical abuse, extreme poverty and abandonment, can find a place of safety until they can be adopted and placed in a permanent home.  To see the kids and read more about them, click here.  To find out how to adopt one of these little guys in Peru, click here.  Some people back home have already asked how they can support this ministry so if you are interested in supporting this orphanage, click here.

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