Breakfast in Lima

September 29, 2012 Main Comments Off

The team arrived in Lima and made it over to Juan Carlos’s house ( 1:30 AM). Reports are that they enjoyed a light breakfast and are now heading out to the bus station. The bus ride is 6 to 7 hours so they should be in Chimbote by 7 PM. Father Jose will be providing transportation from the bus station to the mission site.

As an added bonus this year our team has a “local” US phone number they can be reached at or make calls from. Thx Juan Carlos for providing this and our mission cell phone service on this trip!

More updates from Chimbote as they come in… Time to get down to business… :-)

and they’re off…

September 28, 2012 Main Comments Off

The team departed from Minneapolis this morning. They will have a short layover in Atlanta. Then onto Lima arriving some time after 11 PM.

Juan Carlos will be meeting them at the airport. He has transportation and lodging set for the night.

In the morning some breakfast (which I am curious to hear about…) Then over to the bus station and on to Chimbote departing at noon arriving at six…

Lima today… Teachers Protest

September 25, 2012 Main Comments Off

The packing party went great!!!

Big shout out to Mariana for bringing “Pie” ..Fresh & hot from the apple farm.. LOL …
A lot of last minute discussions…Q & A.

One of the things discussed. The protests going on in Lima. The Doctors and Teachers strikes. Well here is some footage shot from out the window of Juan Carlos’s apartment this morning where the team will be staying Friday night…

No protests currently scheduled for Saturday so we are good to go LOL…

Mission 2012 Update

September 24, 2012 Main Comments Off

Tonight is the packing party at Tanya’s house. Our volunteers will be packing cloths to distribute on the mission. This years mission is already a success as we have raised with the help of St Rita’s Parish in Cottage Grove Minnesota the following…

From St Rita’s generous giving

$3,000.00 – Beds for Kids Program
$1,000.00 – Well Holding Tank w/ installation.
$4,000.00 – Parish Fund
$500.00 – Dell Laptop

Special Thanks to:

Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, MN. for there generous grant of $1,000.00.

In addition our volunteers have pledged four thousand dollars for our general mission fund. This fund is used to purchase medical supplies.

A special thank you goes out to Juan Carlos Tantalean who is our man in Lima who has devoted countless hours of his time. JC is providing transportation, housing, and telecommunications for the group. He is also helping to facilitate future mission groups and mission corporate donations. He can be reached in Lima 964339283

Remember each volunteer pays their own way over to Chimbote and due to the high cost of airline travel each is expected to spend one thousand five hundred dollars on this mission. Each volunteer takes off from work or school to participate. This trip is 10 days long. If you would like to donate to the cause please use the donate button located on the lower right of this page,,

More updates to come….

Our Featured Educational Video Series

The Following videos are from the series "Prevención de la Enfermedad Ver. 2.0" issue.
("Prevention of Disease Ver. 2.0")

"Lavado de Manos"
(Hand Washing)

"Aislamiento cuando la gente está enferma"
(Isolation when people are Sick)

For additional educational videos or information please visit or education program page located here.

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Manos de la Caridad, is fiscally sponsored by "The Jordan Area Food Shelf." Manos de la Caridad will seek its own tax exempt status as it is fiscally able. Until that time, all tax deductible donations are managed though our fiscal agent and all donations to Manos de la Caridad, are tax exempt.

To find out more about Manos de la Caridad, please contact Tanya or Eric at (612) 465-9725.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

More News

02/01/2012 A Message from our Executive Director

This year’s trip was a very emotional and eye opening experience for myself and the rest of our group.
The women and children were coming for medical reasons, but also many came for a glass of water. When a mother comes with their child and the child has not had water for two days, and we offer a glass of water, it breaks my heart as a mother to know the difficultly in helping your child to meet the basic needs of survival.
For many, water comes from a contaminated river they wash clothes, cook with, and bath in. Many of the people would purchase drinking water if they were able to afford it. Many can not and can not go without. They drink what they have. Please help us to support them on future missions.


02-03-11 Manos de la Caridad, would like to welcome back Tanya, our "Executive Director," who has just returned from a week mission in Arequipa, Peru. Tanya, assisted the San Francisco De Asis Sonrisa Program. Tanya, worked with children in post op care and educated families on care instructions for their children after surgery.

This trip also allowed Manos de la Caridad, to introduce its first educational video set. The set was created for the Peruvian culture and contained education on cleft lip and palate care and treatment after surgery. The families of the patients were most grateful for the education. The doctors were excited for the educational opportunities that could benefit the many children and families, who needed education after cleft lip and palate surgery. The video sets were used in Arequipa, as well as Lima, for over 100 patients. Great job Tanya and welcome back!

5K Fun Walk/Run

October 2010 Manos de la Caridad, would like to thank everyone for coming out to the 5K fun walk/run on Saturday. A big thank you to the supporters: CertainTeed, (Tammy you're the Best), Jeff and Beth from Total Health, Charity Warriors, our fiscal sponsor The Jordan Area Food Shelf, Phil Berbig the magic man on guitar... Frank the Master Grill Man... Nichole and all the volunteers who worked so hard making this happen. And special Thx to Kari and her team... Christine and the twins... and Dylan who lead the 5K Charge! You're all a blessing...