Monday, August 30, 2010
Tonight is our last night with Sandi in the house (at least for a while). She has been such a blessing to our family and to our REAP NORTH PERU Team over the past few months. Please pray for Sandi Bridges as she re-adjusts to life in the USA. And, please pray that resources will be made available for her to return to our team in the future.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Helloooooooo from Peru!
Thank you to all who pray for us. We are grateful for your investment of time on our behalf before the Father. Your prayers are so very important to the work here in Peru and around the world. Thank You!
We've had a good week. Things have been busy but nothing like the past 12 weeks. It's interesting when you're a little bored with 'normal' but I think we've experienced a little of that this week. Normal work hours. Normal sleep. Our own bed. The 'normal' sounds of Lima. It's good to be home.
Haylee and Jackson are getting back in the school routine and Liesa and Jeff have been able to get caught up on paperwork and house 'stuff' that has to be done. We enjoyed having Christy H. and Jacinda M. visit us from Bolivia. It was a blessing to have Sandi's mom here from Florida this week. We're thankful to have David and Cameron here in Lima with us after living in another part of Peru for the past year.. We're thankful for so much!
Our team retreat is coming up in a few days. We'll get away for a time of prayer, fellowship, planning, and some fun. We tell you all the time about the great team of missionaries that we work with. It is VERY true. Please pray for our time together.
No. Not really. But he has joined the Ole Miss Rebel football team after some successes and mistakes at a previous school. I don't know Señor Masoli but I do know that he will be in an environment at Ole Miss where he will hear about Jesus. He will be given an opportunity to understand the Scriptures and, if he hasn't already, will be given an opportunity to begin an eternal life journey with Jesus. Mr. Masoli will also be given an opportunity to walk away from that opportunity with no hard feelings.
Maybe he'll make a difference on the football field this year for Ole Miss. Maybe I'll get to see Jeremiah Masoli play in a bowl game when we're in the USA for the holidays. Those are maybe's. The sure thing is that there are a lot of things in life more important than football. Jeremiah Masoli and well over a hundred other Ole Miss football players will hear a lot about that over the next few months.
I'm praying personally for the coaches, athletes, players, and others I know at Ole Miss who see football as an opportunity to 'make disciples.'
It's time for FOOTBALL! Hotty Toddy!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Hey everybody out there in the big world!
Sorry for a lapse of updates but we've had a crazy couple of weeks with our final International World Changers project of the summer. We had 77 folks from Oregon, Washington, and Canada here for 12 days of ministry among the North Lima Quechua. Although they didn't like grits, they sure were very nice to work with. You who pray for us regularly were a huge part of God doing great things through this group.
Many folks ask us how we're able to do all that we do with so many mission teams coming to Peru. Fortunately, we're blessed with the best team of missionary personnel in the universe. Our teammates work so hard and care so deeply about the work that God has called them to. They work tirelessly and sacrificially to make sure God is honored and the volunteers who work with us have the best opportunity to be effective. Please pray for our team. We have a team prayer blog at www.pray4reapnorth.blogspot.com. Check it out and pray. We cannot tell you how important your prayers are to us.
Jackson has started 6th grade and Haylee is now an 8th grader at Fetzer Academy here in Lima. They are doing well and we were blessed to have them available to travel during the month of July and early August. They were a big help on several projects.
Liesa and Jeff are busy taking on a few new responsibilities for our team as we fill-in for Boots and Katie Holder who have gone to the USA for 10 months. Please pray for us as we help our teammates in Ecuador in Bolivia as well as Peru. Fortunately, we have veterans in place in Ecuador and Bolivia and they know more about missions than we will ever know. Please go to our website at www.reapsouthamerica.org to find info about all that is going on with our team.
Thank you for all you do to support the work here in Peru. Please continue to give to the Cooperative Program through your local Southern Baptist Church and begin praying now about your commitment to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering coming up. Most importantly, develop your own prayer strategy so that you'll be a vital part of the work here in South America.