December GAP newsletter

November 30, 2018 at 6:00 AM

peru-recorders.jpgCleft lip and palate patients practice airflow during rehab by playing the recorder.  (Photo by Dr. Greg Kuiper)

December GAP newsletter

By Nathan Stob Nathan short.jpg

MOYOBAMBA, PERU—The Luke Society ministry in Moyobamba, Peru has been spreading hope to children for more than 30 years. The ministry works directly with children born with cleft lips and palates.

San Lucas Moyobamba oversees the surgical process to repair the cleft lip and palate. Then they provide ongoing care and rehabilitation.

One of the main avenues for rehabilitation is a music program which teaches children how to use their newly constructed lips to play a recorder. These programs also build self-confidence and bring hope to the children and their families. There are amazing things happening through the talented team in Moyobamba.

However, it is worth pointing out a deeper mission which comes out through conversation. This ministry is using its work to spread a deep and lasting hope. Yes, they are making transformations in children’s lives right now, but more than this, they are pointing children to Jesus, the reason for unfading hope.

The physical healing they bring opens doors to talk about Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross.

Pray for the multi-faceted ministry in Moyobamba, which works with the whole child — body and soul. May the children who have reconstructed lips and palates find their true identity, that they were created in the likeness of God.

Pray that the children may not only have self-confidence, but that they will grow to have confidence in the risen Savior who will one day make all things new.

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