It’s another day in quarantine and hundreds of families all over Lima, Peru, are wondering where their next meal is going to come from. At a time when people need hope, Felix, who is due to graduate from Compassion’s sponsorship program early next year, is finding ways to give back to his community.
“There are so many people in need, and we just want to help like we were helped by Compassion as children,” says Felix. “It’s something that comes from our hearts.”
Felix and a group of Compassion volunteers gather at 8 a.m. every Sunday to sort and pack groceries to deliver to Compassion-assisted families. It’s hot, tiring work, but the rewards are immeasurable.
“People were in tears, just thanking us for the bag and saying it’s a gift from God, that he exists, and that they didn’t have anything to eat any more before we came,” says Felix.
Felix says he recognizes this work wouldn’t be possible without sponsors’ support. “They’re like pillars in our lives,” he says. “They have shown us so much love through their contribution, and that helps us to share the blessing with others. It is all a reflection of each one of our sponsors.”