Description: CEMIPRE is a special needs ministry that focuses primarily on adults who have lost their sight. Through its training center, CEMIPRE seeks to evangelize and rehabilitate the blind. They provide training to meet daily needs, like using a cane for orientation, learning to use smart devices and computers for the blind, and teaching Braille using the Bible as the course text. CEMIPRE meets needs related to the emotional and physical aspects of blindness while calling men and women to spiritual sight.
SACDEM works with marginalized groups that have been rejected by society, including but not limited to prisoners, the mentally ill, people living in extreme poverty, and children born in prison. SACDEM develops prison Bible studies, offering counseling and help to inmates to make the depth of God’s forgiveness and grace understandable. SACDEM helps newly released prisoners reintegrate into society. In Argentina, children born to mothers in prison live with their mothers in the penitentiary system until they turn four. SACDEM takes care of these children of prisoners weekly, offering them a safe place to play and a break from the prison environment. After the child turns four and leaves prison, SACDEM continues to provide foster care for those who have no other relatives to care for them.
MISIUR seeks to improve the quality of life of the poorest children in Peru through comprehensive spiritual and physical care. MISIUR operates two after school programs that serve over 100 children and teens each day. These programs create a safe place away from gang violence where the children are fed both physically and through Bible study. MISIUR also operates “Bread of Life,” a program that offers nutritious daily lunch and a Scripture portion five days a week for approximately 500 children in the slums of Lima, Ayacucho, Moyobamba, and Trujillo.
Love Link is a Christian mission serving families from the slums of San Salvador, El Salvador. Malnourished babies, aged 1 to 18 months, are brought to the center from local hospitals. Most of the babies brought to Love Link are near death when they arrive. Love Link provides round-the-clock care for up to 25 babies at a time, nourishing them and eventually restoring them to their families. Love Link also provides outreach to their surrounding community by serving free lunches daily to over 600 kids at three children’s dining rooms.