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Michelle Townsley

Church Support, Orphan Care

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Her Story

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” - 1 Corinthians 15:10

Ever since graduating high school in 2016, Michelle has had a passion to serve the Lord in ministry. While attending a young adults discipleship program that same year, the revelation of God’s incredible grace stirred her to a deeper surrender to God’s plans and a desire to obey His calling on her life no matter where it might lead.

Over the next several years, Michelle would work with two churches in California, a Christian camp, and return for three semesters on staff with a discipleship program in the US and Central America. While working in Student Ministry in Orange County, the Lord began making clear that a change was on the horizon. In July of 2023, Michelle brought 13 students for a mission trip to partner with Calvary Chapel Cajabamba and The Refuge of Hope orphanage in Peru. Seeing the work of a local, long-term, missionary family as they actively care for orphans, widows, and abuse victims—the Lord began revealing the change in ministry He had spoken back in January.

While praying for more laborers to join the harvest in Cajabamba, it became clear that the Lord was calling her to leave her job and home to join the efforts in Peru. Upon arrival in January of 2024, Michelle will be contributing to the various ministries of Calvary Chapel Cajabamba and helping with The Refuge of Hope orphanage currently under construction. Through the love and care of Jesus, abused and abandoned women and children will continue to find the healing and hope of Christ through the Gospel.

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Population: 32,440,172
Location: South America
Language: Spanish (official) 82.9%, Quechua (official) 13.6%, Aymara (official) 1.6%, Ashaninka 0.3%, other native languages (includes minor Amazonian languages) 0.8%, other 0.2%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.7%
Capital: Lima
Religion: Roman Catholic 60%, Christian 14.6% (includes Evangelical 11.1%, other 3.5%), other 0.3%, none 4%, unspecified 21.1% Did you Know?: Peru is the birthplace of the potato, and it boasts incredible diversity in potato varieties. There are over 4,000 different types of potatoes grown in the country.

🙌 Praise Report:

VBS was an awesome week! We had lots of help & so much fun with the kids. Students stepped up and taught the messages throughout the week, and they did a great job and set a great example.

🙏 Prayer Request:

That the Lord would open my mind to understand and speak Spanish! For continual courage to put myself out there and get to know people here in Cajabamba.

🙏 Prayer Request:

That the Lord would continue to take me deeper in my relationship and satisfaction in Him. That ministry would be the overflow of a deep personal walk with Jesus.

🙏 Prayer Request:

For deep relationships amongst our team. That there would be unity and genuine love.

🙏 Prayer Request:

For people's hearts to be stirred to come and be a part of the Refuge of Hope. We need foster parents/couples, teachers, therapists, etc.

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Last Updated:

February 27, 2024

Fund Goal: $

Currently at: $




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