This week we will be joined by a team of 124 people from Georgia. The team is largely made up of high school seniors who have devoted their spring break to serving in Peru. Together we will serve with our ministry partners in poor areas on the outskirts of Lima: Santa Clara, Huaycán, and Chaclacayo. Please pray for this to be a life-changing week for these youth and their adult leaders! May the Lord work through not only their ministry time, but also through their group meetings, worship time, and Bible studies, to impact the hearts of these students and draw them closer to Himself!
Throughout the week, the team will be participating in many different types of ministry activities in the community: home visits, door-to-door evangelism, market evangelism through drama, radio evangelism, Vacation Bible School, and prayer ministry at a local hospital. They will also visit high schools, a school and a daycare for children with special needs, a home for the elderly, and a home for burn victims and children with special medical needs. In all of these places around the community, we will join hands with brothers and sisters from the local church to share the love and Good News of Christ. Please pray for "divine appointments" -- that the Lord would make connections despite barriers of language and culture so that His name would be proclaimed!
Please pray for our thirty staff and translators that will be serving with us this week. Pray for strength, energy, and cohesiveness to serve as a unified team with a sole purpose of serving the Lord. Pray for clear, focused minds and precise words as we interpret conversations, testimonies, and Gospel messages. May we be not only His hands and feet, but his spoken Word this week!
There are so many others that will pour their energy and time into making this week's plans come together: the bus drivers, the nuns and chefs that run the retreat center where we stay, the travel agents here and back in the states, and the many prayer warriors around the country and the globe who are lifting this team up in prayer. We are thankful for everyone -- near and far -- who makes up a part of this team. Each and every part is important!
Though putting together a trip like this requires a lot of work, we are constantly aware that despite our best efforts, nothing that we can accomplish will ever be good enough on its own. We must utterly rely on the Lord to work this week! He doesn't need us, but He graciously invites us to be part of the work that He is already doing in these communities.
And so with humble hearts and big expectations, we lift this week up to the Lord! Thanks for joining us in prayer!
We have a busy month this month, and we are thankful for so many brothers and sisters in Christ who will be serving with us in the days and weeks to come.
Our first mission trip of the month was a team from Canada. This is their fifth time serving with us in Peru. It's always great to have them back, eh! You can click here to see pictures of their trip.
The team had their hands busy working on construction projects at the school, visiting homes and schools in the neighborhood, helping out at a local children's home, and putting on VBS in the afternoons.
Three ladies from the team put on special teacher training workshops for the teachers at Gamaliel School. This is the second set of workshops the ladies have put on at Gamaliel, and the teachers are all so grateful!
While the Canadian team was in Lima, a team of college students from Atlanta were serving with our partner church in Cusco. The team participated in drama evangelism in local markets, put on youth group programs for the youth at the church, and visited a local youth detention center. They also did some painting at the church and put on VBS for the children in the community. Click here to see pictures of their trip.
We are looking forward to serving with two more teams later this month: a team of college students from Prattville, Alabama and a team of high school seniors from Atlanta, GA. Please pray that the Lord would continue to work through us and through these teams, and that He would be glorified!
We have had the privilege of serving in Peru since 2003. We partner with four different ministries throughout Peru: two in the Lima area, one in the Andes mountains, and one in the Amazon jungle.