Nanay, Punchana, Iquitos
Belen, Belen, Iquitos-Sister Branch
Who we are:
The Sunshine Kid’s Club (SKC) is an independent evangelical children’s ministry located in the Amazon jungle of Iquitos-Peru. Since 2009 we have been working with children from 1-16 years of age in the impoverished community of La Union. Our ministry provides its 120 club members with opportunities to secure a better future for themselves by first establishing a relationship with their lord and savior, Jesus Christ and leaning on the hope that only He gives and secondly through the multiple free educational programs we offer.
How we started:
We started in 2009 in a small room with one program (children’s church) once a week with 60 club members and only 1 man with a vision, Osmar (founder & director).
To date we have 2 properties, 12 programs , 120 club members divided into 5 groups (mini explorers ages 1-5, hikers ages 6-7, backpackers ages 8-9, observers ages 10-12 and conquistadors ages 13+) and 8 volunteer staff.
To raise up local children as a generation of leaders and missionaries serving in the name of Christ, Jesus in the communities of La Union and Iquitos.
Iquitos is our Nineveh (the wicked city that repented and God spared from the book of Jonah) and our vision is to see it transformed dramatically like Nineveh specifically in the community of La Union, to a God fearing community by targeting the children and provide them with multiple interactive educational programs and an environment where the word and power of Christ is taught, experienced, believed and lived.
“Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 KJV)