Saturday, March 6, 2010

6 March 2010 Update...

This has been a good, busy week for us here in Peru.  Haylee and Jackson are back in full swing with school.  Haylee and Jackson are both taking a swimming class two days a week and Haylee has resumed her weekly guitar lessons.  Liesa and Jeff are trying to get prepared for some busy times coming up in the next few weeks.

Jeff and our teammate, Brian, made a trip to the village of Chirani to arrange for some upcoming ministry projects there.  It was a long drive, good meetings, and good fellowship.  Chirani is an Ashaninka village with no church and few Christians. On the right is a photo of how we have to cross the river on a zipline to get to the village. Over the next few months several mission teams from Mississippi will be coming to minister to this village.  You can pray specifically for some village leaders by going to the REAP North Peru team prayer blog at .

We were blessed to have Jeremy, Crystal, and Karis Nelson here in Lima this week.  They are our teammates who live in Iquitos, Peru and we don't get to see them often enough.  You can pray for them and read about their work at .

We are gearing up for a busy March with 10 teams coming to work with us.  We are most excited about North Oxford Baptist Church coming on March 12.  Jeff will be out in the high jungle village of Chirani with this team.  (Photo to the left is Jeff and Romera taking a walk through the village.)  We'll be teaching the village bible stories from the Book of Acts.  Pray for the work in this village to result in a strong, reproducing church.

We are so grateful for your prayers and your financial support through the Cooperative Program and the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  Thank you for your friendship!

P.S.  We'll be in Mississippi in April to lead a conference in Oxford, MS.  ALL of you are invited to come and hear about what is going on in Peru and other REAP North countries.  Here are the details...

REAP North Equipped for Missions Conference
April 27, 28, 29    Oxford, Mississippi 
Host: First Baptist Church, Oxford, MS 

This conference is for church leaders who:
·         Are interested in becoming Strategy Coordinator church partners.
·         Are currently working as Strategy Coordinator church partners with REAP North.
·         Want general information about leading your church to become more involved in missions.

Cost is $59 per person for the conference. Fee DOES NOT include lodging.

Airport transportation to/from Memphis is available.  Please schedule airport transport at

Conference Hotel… Downtown Oxford Inn & Suites  (662-234-3031 or 800-606-1497) will provide standard rooms (double bed) for $89 per night.  The event to identify the rate is “Missions Conference – First Baptist Church”

Conference begins at 5:00 p.m. on April 27 and ends on April 29 at Noon.  (Oxford is approximately 1.5 hours from Memphis airport.)


To register or for more information contact Jeff or Liesa Holeman at .   You may also call 601-914-6705.

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