Thursday, May 26, 2011

26 May Update!

Thank you for praying for us this week. We've had an amazing week of ministry with a student mission team from First Baptist Church, Yazoo City, Mississippi. We've been working with a local church here in Huaraz, Peru and also with a local Peruvian missionary named Humberta. We have shared Bible stories, led Bible studies, played with many kids, distributed eye-glasses, shared the gospel on the streets of Huaraz, and much more.

We'll post more news soon...

Jackson holding on to a little Quechua child.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

17 May 2011 Update!

All is well here in cold, gray Lima, Peru. Thank you to all who are praying for us. Here are some prayer requests:
  • First Baptist Yazoo City, Mississippi is headed to Peru this weekend. Please pray for this student team as they work among the Huaylas Quechua people next week. Jeff, Liesa, Haylee, and Jackson will be working with this team next week. Haylee and Jackson will be missing a week of school so pray for them to not get too far behind.
  • Numerous Bible study groups have been started in the past few months among the people groups with whom our USA Partners are working. Pray for new churches to be started from these groups. Pray for the REAP NORTH Peru Connecting Team as we work alongside our USA Partners and Peruvian Partners to do God's work here.
  • Stateside Assignment for our family begins on June 25. We have a ton of things to get done before we head to Mississippi. Please pray for all of us as we leave Peru and pray that we will understand God's plan for us in the future.
  • Haylee and Jeff will be headed to West Africa to the countries of Togo and Ghana in July with North Oxford Baptist Church. Please pray for this upcoming ministry opportunity.
Thank you so much for your prayers. We'd love to hear what's going on with you. Send us updates at

Sunday, May 15, 2011

15 May 2011 Update

Hey to all of our prayer friends out there,

I (Jeff) write this at the airport in Mexico City, Mexico. I've been here in Mexico for the past ten days doing some research to determine needs among the people here. We've had some great adventures...
  • Just the incredible beauty of God's creation is a blessing. Mexico is a beautiful country with some amazing people. It's been fun getting to know some of them.
  • Being around some wonderful missionary friends here. Of course, the McLamb family are our favorite friends here, it's been good to get to know some new folks, too.
  • Meeting some incredible Mexican Christians who are busy about the task of carrying the Gospel to the unreached people here.
I'm anxious for the next few hours to pass so I can get back home to Lima, Peru and see the family. Although I've had fun, I do miss them. I'm ready to get back home.

Thank you to all who pray. Please continue to pray for the work that God wants to do through us. Pray that we'll be faithful to the call placed on our lives. And, you can send us some prayer requests, too! Send them to We'd love to hear from you.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Our Vision.

“Our vision is...

...a multitude of disciples among all peoples of the Americas...

...equipped to fulfill the Great Commission... the ends of the earth.”

Thank you to all of you out there who pray. Please continue to pray for the International Mission Board. Pray especially for the godly men and women who lead the decision-making regarding how missionaries will work, where the work will happen, and how the work will be structured. Pray for wisdom for those who lead our America's Affinity.

Liesa and I are very blessed. There is so much good happening with the IMB and the work of the REAP NORTH team that it is not difficult to support the leadership that God has placed over us. Those in leadership are a part of the great things happening in Peru. Please continue to pray for them.