Last week I had Community Transformation Training (CTC) in Lima, Peru. That sounds really fancy but it simply means learning how to go into unreached people groups with a purpose that will help their community. We were reminded how "to ensure that human need concerns are a vital part of (our) evangelism strategy and are woven into the DNA of our new church plants." (That was from the manual) ha
We want to train the nationals in a way that empowers them all while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our time meeting together in training was great as well as our time in the evenings as we all got to know other m's serving in Central and South America.
we had the opportunity to partake of all the luxuries of Lima, Peru. SUCH AS...Chili's, TGI Friday's, Starbucks, and a grocery store packed full of American items. My baggage was loaded down for the return trip. I was able to bring the boys home Captain Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, Fruit Roll-Ups, Maple Syrup, York Peppermint Patties, and Oreo's just to name a few of the items. Hopefully that made up for me being the only one to get French Onion Soup from Fridays.
Last Saturday, Mike also had the privilege to make his first trip out to our people group. He came back excited and encouraged. This picture is of the oldest couple in the village. They were so kind to him and he looks forward to going back soon to visit with them.
Our family has had some trials the last few days but God is so good and faithful. He is walking through all of it with us. We appreciate all your continued prayer support and love. For those of you waiting on email replies, be patient with us. We have so much to catch up on around here.