Monday, July 15, 2013

How Will the St. Paul Lenten Collection Be Used at St. Clare School in Peru?

Thank you for your Lenten donation to help St. Clare School in Paita, Peru. The school supplies were delivered by our three delegates, Lisa, Sarah, and Deb when they traveled in June. Thanks to St. Anthony’s on the Lake, the non-prescription medications and 30 clarinets, are now being shipped via their Peru Program. Nick and Lucille, thanks for spending the time to inspect all the clarinets before they were sent.

The money collected during Lent is going to purchase a patio floor for the St. Clare School PRONOEI program. This program is to help 3, 4 and 5 yr. old children prepare for elementary school. The floor will be placed beneath the canopy in the printed picture. When the new floor is installed,, we’ll publish an updated picture.

The PRONOEI school is located in a very poor area of Paita, Peru. The average wages are approximately $247 per month. Many of the people don’t have electricity, plumbing, or water. Water  must be purchased by each household from a delivery truck.

Patio Floor will be placed here, under the canopy.


A geranium is being cared for by the preschool children.


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Prayers for Fabiana

We met a little girl at St. Clare School on our trip in June.  Her name is Fabiana and we just received some information regarding her medical condition. She has Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This is an inherited connective tissue disease causing blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes.  She develops blisters, like that of third degree burns. She has wounds that never heal and suffers daily due to the pain of her wounds. She has major medical problems like anemia and other complications from her wounds. Every time she moves around, her wounds are traumatized.

There are all sorts of studies here in the United States. There has also been clinical studies, performing bone marrow transplants, that have been successful in eliminating EB. Many of the studies are with adults because the FDA has very strict rules about using children in these studies. We're not sure how we can help her. We are doing some research on this.

Thanks to Charlie, we're forming a medical team to eventually travel to Peru. Charlie is a Physicians Assistant with a good heart.  Where there's a will, there's a way. Charlie (with the help of God) is looking into getting help for Fabiana. For now, all we can do is help Fabiana through prayer.

For more information about EB, please click on the link below: