News April 2018

5 Apr

The new school year took of in March. Daily we meet 63 children in our pres school.
Our school got extended with a ‘first grade’. 16 First graders and our great teacher Maricruz occupy this classroom with lots of enthusiasm.
We’re grateful for the donations we received, which allowed us to buy school supplies and a projector and digi board as well!
3 Members of our ‘Brazos Abiertos Church’ got baptised this month.

December 2017…

22 Dec

A great and busy month with many celebrations.
A month in which many people love to be a blessing to others and in which the poor are so blessed by receiving gifts.
We’re grateful to be part of this and to be a blessing to many.
The graduation ceremony of the 5 year old children, which is a big happening in Peru (called: ‘promoción’).
The women group doing a Christmas craft and Bingo
Churches, businesses and families are blessing the poor by handing out gifts, paneton (typical christmas bread) and chocolate milk. Often it goes a long with a show or festivity.
Our teenagers, having a beautiful gala to finish the year 2017
Jaarafsluiting en diplomering
With about 300 people, we had a special meeting to celebrate Christmas and to close the year. Wit different acts, the beautiful video of the Brazos children (link) and the graduation of 12 adults who have finished their primary or secondary school.

What a weekend – Marriage and Baptisme

23 Nov

Fiorella and Joseph, part of our Brazos Abiertos church, got married last Saturday.
They lived together for 10 years and this day we could give them the blessing of God over their marriage.

Sunday, 7 people of our congregation got baptized! Each one of them has a beautiful testimony, which shows us
that God is at work in the lives of the people in our area that we may serve.


Family Run 2017

23 Nov

This month we had for the 3th year in a row the 5k family run. Organized by Peru Generoso.
Again, it was a great event with more then 600 participants. All the money that was raised, goes to Brazos Abiertos and Kids Alive; both ministries
woking with children.

Open Day ‘The Creation’ – October 2017

13 Oct

Last week we had our ‘Open Day’. Which means that the children of Brazos Abiertos presented their work. It was all about ‘The Creation’.
The teachers, parents and children had done a wonderful job. We’re so proud of them, especially to see how they all have grown in creativity and how these little ones dared to step out and present their work.

Brazos Abiertos women present their products

4 Oct

Necklaces, bags, hats, home made jam and more….. our women have learned a lot these past months and that should be presented!

Last week we got a visit of a Fairtrade business from the Netherlands and Peru, who are interested in buying these products.


For some of our women presenting is something natural, for others it is something too scary, to get that much attention. But they did it and we’re so proud of these women who’re stepping out more and more.

One of the women is facing a hard time at home, because of violence at home. She had a big smile on her face and shared: ‘this encourages me to keep on going’.

Back Home

26 Oct




Dear friends and family,
We are back home’! After saying goodbye to everybody and a long journey, it was good to come home in Lima, where already William was waiting for us to load all our 10 suitcases into his van.

It was a warm homecoming! The people around us are very happy that we are back as they had missed us a lot (and we them ofcourse) … .. The various meals we were offered testified from the warm and hospitable culture here in Peru. (How will Jordi ever loses his excess pounds … ..)

The children have taken their familiar places on school again. Hanna started Fetzer and loves it. She says that she pretty much understands the English although she often needs the help of her brothers

The Furlough…..
We look back on our furlough as a very lovely and blessed time, above expectations. We enjoyed and could fill up our tanks with all the contacts with family, friends and others. The kids had a great time at the Dutch school and we were happy to work part-time as well. We were able to give so much, just by telling our story during the presentations. We were so grateful for their warm welcomes and contacts. We have taken it as a precious gift in our hearts. Additionally, we could welcome 6 more sponsors for children, fantastic! Sayuri (pictured above right) was delighted with her doll, the first one ever, which she received from her new sponsor.

Women at work
In the past months, our volunteers have continued their work with the mothers, which has gone very well. A point of gratitude!

So three months ago, we left the women with a somewhat ‘burdened heart’ behind with a designer, who was just starting a project with them. The results were presented last Wednesday and it was superb! 12 Women have worked very hard the last weeks to make their own designed jewelry. Presenting it, was super scary for them, but they did it! The results are impressive; Frieda and Jeanette (from the Fair Trade company)who visited us were deeply impressed and placed a big order. Hard work was rewarded. And not only that, this whole process has done a lot with the self-esteem of these women, and that is actually the most beautiful.
Love, blessings and warm greeting from Lima!

Jordi and Ria, Timo, Joah and Hanna Elena Bosch

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5 Jul

Timo, Joah and Hanna Elena Bosch Jordi and RiaWarm greetings, from a cold Lima.  Our boys Timo and Joah are enjoying the first days of their Winter break! Hanna still has classes until the day we leave, the 20th of July.In the meantime things go on; we’re in the process of building our new ground. We hope and pray that one of these days a donation of cement will arrive. It will arrive, the question is just ‘when?’. The women at Brazos Abiertos are busy making jewelry and sewing bags, items we will be selling in the Netherlands. Would you like to sponsor a child as well? Many of our children need one! Please contact us: brazos.abiertos.lima@gmail.comor The Peterson family visited us with 3 other families from Southbrook Church, USA. They worked very hard and were such a blessing. One mum  shared thankfully: ‘I don’t have the resources to take my children on a day out, you did it, my kids had such a great fieldtrip, they’ll never forget it’.Last week, Sheila, one of our four year old students, got a special visit from her sponsor from the USA; the Peterson family. There’s one word for it: ‘awesome’. Not just for Sheila and her family but also for the Peterson family, who were greatly touched by the experience. With their Bible study group they have been sponsoring Sheila for quite a while. Thanks to their support, Sheila’s education is paid; and she receives a healthy breakfast and snack everyday. Hanna still has classes until the day we leave, the 20th of July.

Warm greetings, from a cold Lima.
Jordi and Ria
Timo, Joah and Hanna Elena Bosch

Newsletter December

23 Dec

11350910_954630807941728_2138264748024084992_nDear people, here you can find the link from Ria and Jordi Bosch for the latest news. Greetings from the home committee and we wish everybody the best for 2016.

With kind regards,



Newsletter October

19 Oct

11350910_954630807941728_2138264748024084992_nDear people,

Here you will find the newsletter from October from Jordi en Ria. By clicking this link, you can open it.

With kind regards,

The Home Committee