Welcome to Su Refugio

You can support Su Refugio by:

Su Refugio ... His Refuge, caring for orphans and widows in their distress ... for the glory of God.   James 1:27

Serving Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and other opportunities as The Lord leads!

Feeding a child at Su Refugio's Feeding Center in Paraguay by giving a monthly donation of $16.

Sponsoring a child to live at the Children's Home in Su Refugio, Paraguay.  

Making a one-time donation for beds, clothing and other needed provisions.

Supporting Su Refugio's missionaries in Paraguay, Argentina or Peru.

Contributing  to construction funds for the future phases of the Su Refugio Christian School in Paraguay.

Donate to construction funds for the Sports and Vocational Training Center at Su Refugio Argentina.  

Sponsoring someone to go on a Su Refugio Ministries mission trip to show the love of God and advance the Kingdom of God.

Giving a general donation to Su Refugio Ministries.

How can you help


Mission Trips

Join us on an upcoming scheduled mission trip or form your own trip with your church or organization. Check out our upcoming Mission trip to Israel in February 2016.

Volunteer Time & Talents

There are a range of Opportunities that can be conducted here in the United States that will make a difference in the lives of orphans. Click here to see where you fit in. 

Special events


in the lives of children with special needs in Paraguay and Peru



The Vision

Su Refugio was conceived by God for His glory.  It is a place where His glory is manifested, His love is shared, His light is revealed and His Word is taught.


He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.   I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2



God’s plan was first revealed to Wilfrido and Elisa Talavera several years ago when they saw the great need of the troubled and homeless children in their town of Tobati, Paraguay.  These children did not have a stable home environment, often they were without sufficient daily food, and in need of medical care.  As medical practitioners, Wilfrido and Elisa opened their small home and hearts to these children.  As many children were cared for in their home, their home soon became insufficient to care for all the children.   In 2007, God further revealed His plan to Scott Kvandal to assemble a team of international ambassadors from Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico and the United States to develop Su Refugio in Tobati, Paraguay.  As Su Refugio was being developed in Paraguay, God continued to reveal more of His vision and His plans for Su Refugio ….  not only in Paraguay but also in Argentina and Peru.