New BEGINNINGS, see how the small businesses of our Women are growing.

The first one is Flor’s home store and it continues to grow just as the Bible Study grows that we hold in her home each week.  A Honduran Pastor friend of mine once told me, in broken English, “Where Jesus comes, poverty leaves.”  It”s so true, people’s lives change. They get a job, quit drinking and druging and life improves for the whole family. The second is Olando’s home store which has grown by leaps and bounds.  Just like God’s Word says, …that thou may prosper and be in health, even as your souls prosper.ImageImage

THREE KIDS FOUND ABANDONED ON THE DUMP

Last weekend three small children were brought to us by the authorities, they were found abandoned in the dump.  They were hungry, scared, and their eyes were dull, no smiles at all.  The baby, about 18 months, had severe diarrhea and had to be taken to the clinic.  Now six days later they are smiling and playing.  God is SOOO GOOOOD.  He is love and love heals.  We see it again and again.  I’m so glad I get to stand here in Pacasmayo Peru and watch God’s love touch these kids.  PraisImagee God!!Image

OUR BABY BOY

OUR BABY BOY

He was about 18 days old when we got him from the hospital where his mom had abandoned him. He had been hit in the head. We don’t know how or why but we are very grateful that he had been taken to the hospital. Through much love of our Peruvian house moms and on one American volunteer the baby is doing great. He is just a little behind but we know he’ll catch up. Praise God for another life.

THREE KIDS OUT OF THE DUMP

Last weekend three small children were brought to us by the authorities, they were found abandoned in the dump.  They were hungry, scared, and their eyes were dull, no smiles at all.  The baby, about 18 months, had severe diarrhea and had to be taken to the clinic.  Now six days later they are smiling and playing.  God is SOOO GOOOOD.  He is love and love heals.  We see it again and again.  I’m so glad I get to stand here in Pacasmayo Peru and watch God’s love touch these kids.  PraisImagee God!!Image

A great celebration to honor our beloved Mandy

Mandy is leaving us! We are so sad but we know that God has great things in store for her. She has been working here for the last 15 months as a house mother, and teaching English in our school. The kids wanted to have a fun celebration in her honor. So they had a dance competition between all three houses. The boys won!! There was music, laughter and a good time for all. We wanted to cry but danced instead. How do you say thank you to someone who put in 15 months of her life? She taught our kids values and life skills that can be used throughout their lives. Thank you Mandy, we love you.Image

Five of our kids got new family in the US

SterlingsOur kids are famous! Fox news in Missouri carried the story of them arriving at the airport to their new community. Then it went national and they were interviewed on ABC’s The View. A local religious University has given them $500,000 in scholarship money and has invited them to all summer camps, sporting events, theatricals so they can get to know the campus and students before they attend. Praise God!!!

Go Ye Ministries Report for 2 011 by Avis Goodhart

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Avis Goodhart 2012

God has been faithful to us as He always is.  We just finisher our 4TH year in Generation of Leaders School.   GOL  started with grades 1ST – 6TH and each year we have added the next grade.   In 2011 we had 85 students and grades 1ST – 9TH.  The school year starts in March and finishes in mid December.   GOL won several awards this past school year in Chess, Marching and Sports.

I have been the director(principal) for the past 4 years but God has shown me it is time to give the school to the Peruvian,  Christian teachers that have worked in the school for the past 2 or 3 years.  As an owner/operated school they will not be under the strict pay scale that has been required of GYM.   This transaction doesn’t include the building which GYM built in 2004.  But we are going to make an agreement with the teacher for uses of the building in turn for our children of Casa de Paz Orphanage to go to school free.  This agreement will be for 3 years.

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Girls House, Kids watching a movie. Need more space.

Casa de Paz Orphanage has continued to care for abandon and abused children.  We have 35 children at this time. Many of our children have been adopted to various countries and some children were able to be placed with their family members.  We have gotten new children throughout the year.  At this time we have 22 girls living in one house.  A new house needs to be opened.  We have it built but it needs tile in the bathrooms, and some more electrical work to be ready for uses.  Opening a new house means we will need more moms and that means new salaries which is an ongoing commitment, this is one of the biggest reasons we have not opened the second girls house but now it is a must.  No more room for girls unless we open the second house and hire more Moms.

The kids enjoyed an exciting and blessed Christmas this year starting with a Christmas Program at our Church lead by Nilka, Pastor Willy’s daughter.   Also the Chicken Company and the employees of FISCALE (a branch of the government that works with children) each gave the kids a party with nice gifts.   Also each of our kids received a personal card and little gift from our Canadian friends which was special for kids because they have a relationship with the Canadians.

Our Church Marcos 16:15, under the leadership of Pastor Willy and Nila is growing in their push to reach the youth of Pacasmayo.  There are many functions for the youth including a study on relationships between boy – girl.  They are studying a book by ED and Nancy Cole.

The youth also are very involved in our Church in everything from praise and worship, pray, leading worship, singing, dancing, helping with the sound system, helping with the very young children during Sunday Service, and in keeping  the Church clean.  They met to pray and practices several times a week.   Nila and I (with the help of  Maryann as my translator) co-teach a women’s Bible Study each week at the Church.   And Pastor Nila and several youth have a Bible Study for Kids and Women out in a small county village each Friday.  While Maryann and I have a Bible Study for a new group of women out on the old dump.  At the same time Mandy, and several of our older Casa Kids do a fun Bible Study with the kids of that area.

That leads me to tell about our two long term wonderful volunteers.  The first is Mandy a 25 years old with a degree from Moody in Bible and a Special ED. Teaching degree from a University.   Mandy loves the LORD and has a servant’s heart.  She is house mom to 13 boys (one is a baby) from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM each day.  Mandy also teaches English several hour a week in our school and does many activates with the kids and community.  She is a faithful, fun help to me.  Praise God!

The other volunteer I must THANK 100 Huntley Street for.   Bruce is a 64 year old man who loves Jesus and Children.  Bruce is from BC and saw the Crossroads program about GYM in May of 2010.  He left his ranch and was down here within two months and he plans to stay here with the kids until he is too old to be of help.    His heart is with the kids, he told me he cast his lot with the kids, what happens to them happens to him.  Bruce fixes our broken pipes, electric problems, drives the kids to doctors, judges, wherever, he guards the compound at night and has invested his saving into what is needed for the kids.  So thank you God for Bruce.

We have many needs like washing machines, a new stove for the boys house and gallons of paint for all the metal windows and doors that rust because of the salt in the air from the sea.  For the last several month we have had to buy bottled water for our kids at the cost of 1500 soles (About $500) a month.  Also, we are having trouble getting enough water to keep the plants alive but the government is putting in pipes so maybe we will get water, hopefully by the end of 2012.  GOD is GOOD and HE knows our needs so I cast all of my worries on HIM because HE loves us.  My prayer for all of you is that you stay in HIS presence.      Embracing HIS Grace,  Avis

 

Help us build Go Ye Ministries’ Faithful Fifty Firm Foundation

Dear Partners, Family, and Friends

It has been a while since I have written a letter to you.  Life is very busy and a lot has happened in Pacasmayo, Peru recently. All of you have been personally involved with Go Ye Ministries at some point in the past and I want to share with you how you can help us now.

As of the last week in September, we had a surprise inspection from MINDES in Lima. They are the controlling body of the weak voices in Peru, such as the women, children, and orphanages. As with every inspection, we expected to meet a few new regulations, however, this time we were not prepared for their demands. The new rules say that I have to have a separate office for our Social Worker, Psychologist, Director and a clinic room where first aid medicines are kept.  Also, the Social Worker and Psychologist must be full time, in addition to raising salaries all around for our staff. They have been taking forceful action against those who don’t comply to these policies and several orphanages have already been shut down. They suggested we send them our compliance within six weeks or else measures will be taken to empty Casa de Paz and take the children from our care.

Where the children will go, we do not know. They will be split up and some will even go back to the abusive, neglectful parents they were taken from. I think these requests are extravagant and unnecessary for the bare functions of the orphanage, but the alternative is losing our children. I am in the process of requesting a six month period in order to make these adjustments. We need all the time we can get and now more than ever we need your support.

Right now, I am home in the United States and searching for speaking openings. One way you can help is that if you have any groups, clubs, churches, or workplaces that would like to learn more about Go Ye, I am more than open to coming and speaking to them about our ministry.

It’s time we get on a more solid, consistent economical base at Casa de Paz. I feel that God has shown me to campaign for fifty dollar a month pledges. These pledges will make up the vision for Go Ye’s Faithful Fifty Firm Foundation. Just as it takes many blocks to make up a foundation, we are looking at this as faithful fifty dollar “blocks” to build a sturdy financial base. Ask God how many blocks you can provide to support these children. We truly are living stones.

There are two ways you can send your financial donation. On our website, www.goye-minstries.com, we have a PayPal option, or you can send it to this address:

Go Ye Ministries

P.O. Box 1034

Prairie Grove, AR 72753

Along with any financial promise there is a tax-deductable receipt. Please let us know if we can depend on your gift for a monthly commitment. Also, we are beginning a monthly e-mail update. If you do not want to be included, just let me know.

Please help us to build this foundation.

Blessings,

Avis

“I also told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the king had said to me. They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good work.” Nehemiah 4:18

ABANDONED BUT NOT LOST