Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pray for Chile.

Although Chile is our neighbor to the south, Lima was not affected by the massive earthquake this morning.  However, please pray for the people of Chile and the effort to minister to them during this disaster.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

21 February 2010 Update.

Hello world,

We are so thankful for all of you out there who pray, give, and come to Peru to help take the gospel to lost.  This week your prayers have kept us safe on mountain roads, given us a clear ability to speak truth in a foreign language, kept us healthy, and have opened the doors for new ministry opportunities.

Two churches from the United States began their ministries in Peru this week.  First Baptist Jesup, GA and First Baptist, Hesperia, California both were there this week to begin church planting work among the indigenous people of Peru.  Thank you for praying.

We have a busy week ahead as Haylee and Jackson return to school after their summer break.  Also, things are beginning to get a busier as March approaches.  Spring Break begins what we call our 'busy' season which lasts until Labor Day in September.  We are so thankful that we have a team of missionaries who work so hard.  We are so blessed to have co-workers who are more than that...they are family and dear friends.  Not every missionary has the teammates that we have.  We know we are blessed.

There are several things you can pray for this week...
  • Please pray for the large number of student projects we have coming up in the next few months.  We have so much that has to be organized.  Pray for Mindy McCord, our student project coordinator, as she has so much responsibility.  The great news is that she can handle it.  Pray for her and the planning that needs to be done.
  • Please pray for Roebuck Baptist Church from South Carolina as they work with the Ashaninca people on the Tambo River this week.  They are out there teaching woodworking skills to them so that they will have another way to support themselves.  More importantly, they are sharing the gospel and discipling new believers among the Ashaninca people.  Pray for safety, good health, and open doors.
  • Please pray for our mission organization, International Mission Board.  There are so many important decisions that must be made over the next few months. We know God is faithful and will take care of us like He always has been faithful to do.
Our house in Lima.

Our street in Lima.  The hair salon, vet, little hardware store, and bakery are
right across the street.  Fruit and veggie market is right around the corner.
The first utility pole on the right is where the taxi drivers stop to pee.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Some friends from Yungay, Peru.

This is Pastor Joel and his wife Hilda from the Bible Baptist Church in Yungay, Peru.  We were blessed to work with them this week as they seek to see their new church grow in a very difficult place.

Please pray for them!

We've been out in Ancash Peru this week...

We've had a great week working with FBC Jessup, Georgia and also visiting some of our friends who live in some remote areas of the Ancash Department (sort of like a state in the U.S.) of Peru.

Jackson standing on top of the Lottie Moon truck.
Liesa, Haylee, and Jeff with a glacier in the background.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

6 February 2010 Update...

We have had another good week here in Peru.  Here's a recap...
  • Monday...Team meeting with most of our REAP North Peru team.  We are blessed to have such an outstanding group of team members.  
  • Tuesday/Wednesday... Office work and planning. Phone calls.  Answering emails.  Meeting about student ministry projects.  
  • Thursday/Friday... Visit to Canta with our new team members to show them some of the villages where there is great work going on.  Explore future International World Changer sites.
  • Saturday... A little housework.  A lot of watching basketball.  
Here's some prayer requests for this week...
  • Please continue to pray for the financial condition of the International Mission Board.  Pray for increased giving by Southern Baptists so that the work of your missionaries will be strengthened.
  • Pray for our REAP North Peru team as our work begins to speed up as more teams arrive to work here in Peru.
  • Pray for First Baptist Hesperia, CA and First Baptist Jessup, GA as they work in Peru this week.
  • Go to our team prayer blog at
Thank you so much for your prayers!