Meet Randy. We first met Randy through the Cusco women’s shelter, where he and his mom fled to for refuge. Since then he’s held tightly to a new chance at life through Nuevo Camino. He and his mom live off of very little, but one day he arrived to a Nuevo Camino volunteers’ apartment with a very special gift in his arms: a wooden armadillo. Randy saved up his own money to purchase the armadillo, out of gratefulness for all his family received. With their hard armored shells, armadillos represent protection, and Randy wanted to give this to friends who had shown him protection. A million dollars couldn’t compare to the heart behind this gift.
Definition of Ham:
A showy performer. Especially : an actor performing in an exaggerated theatrical style.
You’re welcome 🙂
2018 has been an incredible year – thank you for all your support!
This month, San Juan parents and teachers finished construction their new school kitchen! With financial support from Something New, each family donated bricks and helped build this great new facility for the community. Check out the final product, and the steps along the way!
Thank you to our friends at Pinewood Realty Group and everyone who attended the Holiday Open House in support of getting the kids in Cusco into school this year! We raised an additional $5,432, which puts us over 2/3rds of the way toward our goal!
There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday…
Let’s give the gift of education on November 27!
Meet Randy. He wants to be a pediatrician. Between his mom’s overdoses, his little sister’s pneumonia, and his own severe headaches, he’s spent enough time in hospitals to know the difference between the doctors who simply clock in and out and the ones who stop by just to cheer you up with a magic trick.
The road to Randy’s dream starts with tan pants, a button-up shirt, a brown coat and black closed-toe shoes. That’s Randy’s uniform and his ticket to school. Without it, he can’t go to school. And when your mom only makes $250 per month selling clothes six days a week for 12 hours a day, there isn’t money for a uniform.
Randy has already been accepted to the National School of the Sciences. He arrives 2 hours early to school each day to study, and he knows exactly what he needs to do next. Medical exams aren’t offered in Spanish, so Randy has been learning English so he will be ready.
Without his prized ticket to school (his uniform), he’ll miss the chance to achieve his dream of becoming a doctor. [Read more…]
Some of the greatest experiences in our lives come after – and often because of – the greatest fights. We can choose to believe that no good thing comes without struggle!
Hear Lynn Ann and Elena share about how they chose to listen to that voice of hope that knew there was something better for their lives. The voice that refused to put themselves in a box any longer and decided to follow their hearts for something better for them and their children.
This Nuevo Camino is for ALL of us in all corners of the world. Let’s continue building it TOGETHER!
Surely I’m not the only one listening to rap music in the carpool, right?
My friend Lynn Ann has a job, 4 young kids, a minivan, and every reason in the world not to take a trip to a third world country at this stage in her life. But she had one quiet, nagging, persistent reason to go.
Just a few months ago, she was shopping for medical supplies along with her friends–ready to support their medical service trip to Peru. But surely this was not the trip for her. It just wasn’t the right timing (still paying off hospital bills from those last two babies, y’all). It was most definitely not convenient (ever traveled to a third world country with a breast pump?). It was not glamorous (ever washed sores on villagers’ feet?). Lynn Ann has.
Because she decided to listen to that quiet voice that said, “Isn’t this why you became a nurse in the first place? Isn’t this the stuff that gives your life the inspiration that makes it worth living?”
You can either lose yourself in the bills and the schedules and the stuff of life. Or you can lose yourself in the stuff that gives you life.
Life doesn’t offer many invitations to take the time to do something that fuels you. You have to fight for it. Consider this your invitation to hear from someone who did. But hear this: it’s not just about Lynn Ann’s experience in Peru. It’s about you and your “one reason.”
We hope you’ll join us this Thursday, October 25 and leave just a little more in touch with that quiet, nagging voice that’s trying, ever so delicately, to lead you to your moment.
Community Relations Director
WHAT: Woman Connecting Across Continents: Stories of Inspiration, Hope and Courage
WHEN: Thursday, October 25th
TIME: 8:00 pm EST
The last Thursday of every month, women across the country have gathered to hear the women of Nuevo Camino share their stories of overcoming hardship. We have continued to find that we are truly BETTER TOGETHER and there is a power, as women, in supporting and encouraging each other.
Last month, Erika shared her powerful story and left us looking forward to the next time together. We will gather virtually and in person on October 25 at 8pm for our next call. More details of who will share to come!
Let’s keep building this Nuevo Camino and new global community! Here are two ways you can get involved: