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Ambassadors for Peace

Ambassadors for Peace Serve Cono Sur Area of Lima, Peru

Peru-2019-09-29-Ambassadors for Peace Serve Cono Sur Area of Lima

Lima, Peru—On September 29, 2019, UPF-Peru visited the community “Los Portales de Valle” in the Villa María del Triunfo district of Lima. It is located in the Cono Sur area of the city of Lima.

Dr. Trevor Jones, executive president of UPF-Peru, and his wife Faith joined together with Ambassadors for Peace who are working in Cono Sur, supporting the local communities with educational programs that present the personal and social benefits of marriage, promote a marriage-friendly culture, teach relationship skills, and encourage spiritual growth through relationships. The Ambassadors for Peace also arranged for the distribution of medicine and clothing to the local residents.

It was an enjoyable afternoon for everyone, with musical entertainment provided by a local group of traditional dancers. Food and drink prepared by the community was distributed to those present.

Dr. and Mrs. Jones, with the support of Secretary General Jaime Fernandez, shared about the importance of strong marriages and conducted a small ceremony in which various couples renewed their marriage vows.

During the closing dinner, the community leaders shared with UPF their desire to work together to improve the situation of the hundreds of families who live in this area, where there is no proper water supply and the roads are not well established. They explained how they themselves, without any support from the local authorities, constructed stairs of concrete steps to help the people move between their houses on a steep hillside and the shops and transport in the district below.

The local Ambassadors for Peace pledged to continue their efforts, and leaders from other communities invited UPF to visit them.