Cupar church team plans return to Peru

Boys at the home in Ica.
Boys at the home in Ica.
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A RETURN visit to a home for abandoned boys in Peru built by Cupar Old Parish Church is being planned for October 2012.

Casa Girasoles Ica, the centre run by Scripture Union Peru, was opened in January 2008 and today provides a home for 40 boys who previously lived as abandoned street boys.

The foundations of the centre were laid by a work team from Cupar who travelled to Ica in October 2006, while a second team also visited the home to meet the boys who live there in October 2008.

Now another trip is being organised and an invitation is extended to all members of the community, whether they have a Christian faith or a little or no faith at all, to join a new work team who will travel to Peru to help with new and further work at the home and have the opportunity of seeing the work undertaken among abandoned children.


Rev. Dr Ken Jeffrey, minister at the Old Parish Church, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity of returning to visit the boys in Ica who regard us as their Scottish uncles and aunts, and are excited to be able to help with further work at this wonderful centre.

“Everyone, without fail, who has visited Ica before has described it as a life changing experience, and I would encourage everyone and anyone who would like to support this work to join with us’.

Anyone who is interested in being a member of the 2012 work team is invited to attend a meeting that will be held in the Old Parish Centre, Kirk Wynd, on Tuesday, June 7, at 7.30pm, or they can contact Dr Jeffrey on 653196 or at for further information.