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Head of Valor Reflects on Trip to Peru

Kurt Unruh is the head of Valor Christian High School and led a team of students on a trip down to Peru earlier this summer. This was his first mission trip, and it has left a lasting impact on him. From spiritual confirmation to watching the students, including some of his own children, humbly serve to his... Read More

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To be Close to God's Heart

Felomena is a 97 year-old woman living in Lima with one of her sons. Although she has 7 children, only one is willing to help care for her. Her home is falling apart, and she sleeps on an old mattress. Although she is old, speaks only Quechua, and is in need of care, she still works to recycle plastic and metal.... Read More

What Should We Do?

"'What should we do then?' the crowd asked. John answered, 'Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.'" (Luke 3:10-11)Saying this, and even believing it, is easy to do. But to actually practice it can be difficult. Larry and his team have... Read More

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High in the Andes

Ministry is a long-term game. Throughout one’s time in ministry, there will be good days, bad days, and unforgettable days. The visiting group from Colorado experienced one of these unforgettable days with Larry when they travelled up 14,000 feet in the Andes to work in some of the most beautiful, and poorest,... Read More

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A Christmas to Remember

December was an incredible month for Larry and the team. He was able to hold a Christmas celebration for all 350 orphans, giving each child a gift, hot chocolate, and bread. The kids were able to play games and watch a movie as well. Once the celebration was over, the team packed and headed about 1,000 miles away... Read More

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The Harsh Reality

The hardship that Larry’s team is immersed in is unimaginable to us. We cannot fathom what it would be like to go through a day with only one, small meal, or even no meals. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many of the families we help. The other day, the team traveled high up on the mountain in Comas. There... Read More

Dentists and Doctors

A few weeks ago, a team of dentists and other medical personnel visited from Colorado. They examined orphans and the poor and were able to provide some medical relief to them. One day in a particularly poor community, the team had people coming from miles away to receive their services. An 87 year old woman was... Read More

It's not Just a Story

Every person has a story, a story about his life and how he has become who he is today. Meeting someone with a similar story can cause an instant, intimate connection with that person. This happened to Pocho, Larry’s son. Walking close to his home, he came across a little boy selling candy. This boy appeared very... Read More

From the Clutches of Cartels to the Arms of Christ

At one of the orphanages, Larry had a chance to listen to a story of a 17 year-old who just arrived. At age 4 he was living in Peru but was kidnapped by a drug cartel. After driving for days, they arrived in the jungles of a country in South America. Having no idea where he was, or who these people were, he was... Read More

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It's More than Just a Home

Out in a poor district near Lima, the team was working hard to build a new home for a family in need. Often times the houses the people live in have dirt floors and holes in the structure, so when it rains their floor turns to mud. Being able to provide basic shelter is important to Larry and his team. This... Read More