Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update from Peru. January 31, 2010.

Thank you so much to all of you out there who love us so much that you take the time to pray for us. We constantly are aware of your prayers. God is so good to provide just what we need at just the right time.

This has been a busy and good week. We have a team from College Street Baptist Church in South Carolina here working in a mountain area. They are one of our strongest strategy coordinator churches and have seen amazing things happen among the Ambo Quechua. They have seen a steady increase in the number of churches being planted in their area. Their ministry teams are led by Randy and Sharon McManamay (retired school teachers). Please pray for them this week as they bring light to the darkness.

Liesa and I spent the first part of this week in Atlanta, Georgia for the International World Changers Retreat. On Wednesday evening we returned to Peru with the leadership teams of two IWC projects we'll have in the Canta, Peru area this summer. These two projects will bring nearly 200 students to Peru to minister here in Peru. On Thursday we did some orientation work here in Lima. On Friday and Saturday we toured the mountain villages around Canta. Today we were able to spend some time wrapping up some loose ends and our friends Danny, Laurie, Derek, and Lou are headed back to the U.S. tonight. Please pray for the International World Changer projects that the REAP North Peru team are hosting in Canta, Huancayo, and the Amazon Basin.

We have a busy month of February coming with tons of planning that has to be completed before our schedule begins to get a little crazy in March. Please pray for our team as we seek God's wisdom as we coordinate the work of so many people this year.

And, most importantly, we say 'See You Later' to Jessica Dooley who is finishing up her Journey-girl term. Jessica has been a vital part of our team and we'll sure miss her in many ways. Please pray for Jessica Dooley as she returns to the U.S. and begins seminary this fall.

Please pray for our REAP North Peru team...
  • Boots and Katie Holder (Rebecca, Elizabeth, Joseph)
  • Jeremy and Crystal Nelson (Karis)
  • Jake and Dodie Glover (Hannah and Abigail)
  • Tommy Smith
  • Jim Gilstrap
  • Mindy McCord
  • Amber Smith
  • David and Cameron Olson
  • Jessica Dooley
  • Sandi Bridges
  • Brian and Felicia Henderson (Skylar and Sydney)
  • Jeff and Liesa Holeman (Haylee and Jackson)
Thank you so much for being such faithful prayer partners!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

International World Changers 2010...

Liesa and I have been here near Atlanta, Georgia for the past few days attending a retreat for IMB personnel hosting International World Changer Projects in 2010. Our REAP North Peru team will be hosting around 300 students attending four projects this summer. We are excited about the opportunities for ministry coming this summer. However, we need your prayers. 300 folks are a lot of people and we must plan well in order to pull this off in a way that brings honor to the Father. Last year we hosted over 700 volunteers in Peru. This year that number may well push the 1,000 mark. God is blessing as our IMB leadership reduces the size of our team.
Please pray for our REAP North Peru team and the HUGE task that God has given us. We need you praying now more than ever.

PRAISE...Last week Ingleside Baptist Church from Macon, GA led a Pastor/Church Leader training conference in Huaraz, Peru. Over 350 pastors/church leaders attended this training conference. Thank you to Ingleside and our REAP North Peru team who worked very hard in making the conference a huge success. Please continue to pray for Peruvian pastors to receive this important theological training.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We're back in Peru...

After four weeks of vacation and visiting with churches we're back in Lima, Peru. It has been good to see old friends, new friends, and sleep in our own bed. We've got a busy few weeks ahead as we prepare for another year of ministry here in Peru. We are so thankful for all of you who pray for us and support us through your gifts to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Cooperative Program. Please pray for these specific requests...
  • Please pray for the millions of people of Peru who have little or no access to the Gospel and/or discipleship training.
  • Pray for the REAP North Peru team as our schedule gets busier over the coming weeks.
  • Please continue to pray for Haylee and Jackson as they grow up as kid missionaries.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We have new prayer requests for January 2010. Just scroll down and read them and/or print them out and share them with your bible study group.