Tuesday, June 28, 2005
We have a team of 16 from Lehigh Valley, PA coming this Friday. They will be teaching English, doing evangelistic visits in the neighborhood, and a lot of construction at the Larco church. We hope to finish the facade (the "stucco" that is used in Peru to cover the brick walls is called "tarajeo") of our building, and a new sidewalk and entrance, among other things. Watch for photos of the advance on our website at perumission.org.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Hello to all of our dear friends and supporters!
This is our very first attempt at something that we hope will be a much more effective way of keeping you posted with the goings on in our family and ministry in Trujillo. You may have noticed (or been frustrated by) all the slow changes on our website (perumission.org). We have a very long way to go with that, but we do feel like we are starting to round the corner. We hope that the website will be a regular source of news and information for Peru Mission, and the hub of our communication with supporters. We'll be regularly updating the site with news articles, photos, and prayer needs. In addition, each missionary family will have its own weblog for family news and prayer needs, linked from the website. Please check in regularly on both of these.
We plan to continue publishing the Peru Mission Bulletin as we have in the past. Our goal is to get that up to four times per year. We also plan to send out our Peru Mission eBulletin from the website. With the Lord's help, this will eventually be published every two weeks.
Thanks for your faithful prayers and support.
P.S. We just had a short-term team from Greenville, South Carolina and Colleyville, Texas with us. They were a lot of fun and worked very hard. They worked construction in our Larco Parish, taught English in a local public school, and made evangelistic/pastoral visits in the neighborhood. These generous saints gave $5400 to expand the sanctuary in Larco. Very soon, we hope to have a building with double its current capacity. Please pray for this.