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    Finding the Light

    March 15, 2018 Ashton Corr

    Hello, I’m Ashton Corr. I’m in grade 11 and I attend the Glengate Alliance church.

    Throughout this trip, I have noticed that joy is very prevalent. Although the Peruvians generally have far less than we do materialistically, they find joy in relationships. Throughout the living styles like the dump, they find true joy through the connections of family and friends. They always seem to find the light in any situation and they are slow to anger. One story that really stuck out to me was where there was a boy living in the dump who had just recently accepted God into his life. He asked to pray within a group of ministry members and said, “Dear God, I pray that you will help the poor.” This boy was eating food from garbage and asked for God to support the poor. This boy had his family and most importantly, the spirit of God. Through these gifts, this boy was far richer than anyone without the blessing of receiving the word of God. All of these scenarios are the largest impacts towards me. These all show how money and materialism aren’t everything. Your life and joy can be satisfied with only the word of God, as God is all mighty and powerful. These are all situations that should impact our lives and make a change on our views of the world. I ask that you support the team and I, by praying for these situations to impact us, and give us a motivation to spread joy back home and glorify God on high. Thank you to all for supporting the team and I, spiritually through prayer, and financially. This mission had impacted my life and I hope it has done the same to the rest.


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Ashton said:

    It is so nice to read your blog. We will see you in a couple of days. God bless you and your whole crew. Grammy


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Pete K said:

    Hi Ashton, Thanks for sharing this incredible, heart-warming experience! Let us all experience more life and joy as we discover more of God’s Word! Keep shining bright like the noon day sun!:) Gracias Amigo


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Ernest & Velva Kesseler said:

    Excellent observation Ashton, Eyes to see as Jesus sees. Heart to yield to Him. Joy unspeakable and full of glory.. You have witnessed one of life’s greatest treasures, People need the Lord. Blessings. Mr. & Mrs. K.


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Uncle Garwin said:

    You are absolutely right. Glad to see you took some time to post. It is not about the material possessions you have but the relationships & GOD'S Joy you touch in your journey of life. Always let your light of GOD shine brightly. This is your true reward in life & God has given you some clarity during your trip to Peru, share yourself. Hope to see you soon. Always remember you don't know who you may be speaking to in the future. Hopefully, you may be through spoken word be used to plant a small seed in that part of the world to further HIS Kingdom & ministry as you speak to people young & old & continue when come back to Canada. May God continue to Bless the entire team as you continue to minister & witness to GOD'S Holy name & each of you come away with something meaningful for each of your lives. This also lets you all continue to grow as a Christians.


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Linda Parkhill said:

    I hope that you can remember the time and things you learned from the PeruVian people. I am happy that your time has impacted your life! I pray that God will continue impacting your life in everything that you do both in Peru and when you come back home, Looking forward to hearing more about your time there when you get home! I pray for you and the team often.


    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Jude St. John said:


    thanks for sharing your thoughts and this story. We will continue to pray that God works lasting change in all of you through this trip and your service to Him.



    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Ray said:

    Thanks Ashton. I'm so glad that you are having such positive experiences and that you are letting the Peruvians teach you by their example and words.


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About Trujillo, Peru

Trujillo is a city in coastal northwestern Peru and the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche.

This was a site of the great prehistoric Moche and Chimu cultures before the Inca conquest. expansion. It is the centre of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populous city of the North macroregion of the country.

Trujillo, Peru

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