Scott, Tracy, Tatiana, Caleb and Jaxon Blackburn

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Scott and Tracy come from Ontario and lived in Barrie attending Emmanuel Baptist Church while for many years running a masonry business. In lay ministry at Emmanuel they were involved in the Alpha ministries, coming to faith through and helping with the Alpha program.  Later they initiated and led the Alpha Marriage Course.  Scott and Tracy were led to Peru in 2014 and have lived in Puerto Maldonado since October 2014.  They have opened a new children’s home called Alegre Sonido de Dios .  Since arriving in Peru, they have cared for over 25 children who have come from varying backgrounds including sexual abuse, violent abuse, abandonment and being orphans.

They have three children. Caleb is home schooled and in grade 11; he is an avid motocross rider competing at the local and national levels in Peru. Caleb is also exploring working with FCA Motocross Ministries out of the US to bring teams to Peru for Christ-centered motocross camps. Jaxon is a 10-year-old energizer bunny who is also home schooled in grade 5.  Scott and Tracy are working towards adopting 3-year-old Yuri, something they hope to see finalized soon.  From a very young age Tatiana, their oldest, had a heart for serving children. After a short trip to help out at an orphanage in Haiti in 2014 she was ready to go all in to serve the less fortunate children of the world. Tatiana was the driving force behind the family moving to Peru, and she loved the children of Peru.  She passed away unexpectedly in 2018 and a fund has been established in her honor called Tat’s Kids Peru .  (Click here to make a contribution in her honor.)

Alegre Sonido de Dios is a home for children of all ages who have suffered at the hands of their abusers. Scott and Tracy Blackburn are dedicated to serving children who have experienced pain from their past experiences. They provide a caring, loving home where the children can heal from their past, so that they can interact and maintain close relations with their new family, assuring a smooth re-integration into society.

As they work closely with the local government, permanent and transitional care for children who are victims of family violence, abuse, abandonment, trafficking or homelessness is provided. The children, who have varying emotional and developmental challenges are protected, provided with education, spiritual guidance and counsel. In this safe, loving environment, these children are daily reassured that they are loved by the staff and by God.

Thank you for taking time to invest in this ministry.  If you have not read the information below, please do so before giving. 

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WHO IS BRIDGE THE GAP INTERNATIONAL?  GLOBAL HELP INITIATIVES is part of our Bridge the Gap International, Inc. family of ministries.  Bridge the Gap International is a missions service organization that has been operating since 1993.  You may visit our website at gobgi.org to learn more.

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If you do have questions, please contact us at (918) 477-7007 or gobgi@gobgi.world.  Thank you so much for taking time to invest in this work!

Dr. Randy Loescher

President, BGI, Inc.