Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Happenings at Refugio

It has been great to watch what the Lord is doing here in Peru.  We had our second festival de niƱos.  It was a one day event held on friday the 23rd of November.  It was a great turn out with 50+ kids and we also had 16 moms who stayed and participated.  Once again the Bible college students did an amazing job.  The theme was Jonah and they had the church decorated with fish and they even made a HUGE fish that came and ate Jonah.  

We finished up 1st Thessalonians this last sunday and we will continue on into 2nd Thessalonians this sunday.  We have about 4-5 locals attending regularly and then we have around 16 kids per sunday in the children's ministry.  We are praying about restructuring our sunday morning services.  The Bible college semester has come to a close and the students will be heading back to their homes.  So we are going to be limited on helping hands, so we are planning at this point to hold children's church before adult service so the team that God has put together here can tackle the situation.   We will be running thin for a while because the Bible college will not have a next semester.  They have purchased some beautiful property out in Llacanora and are building the new facilities.  So next semester is a time of building and preparing for the following semester.  If anyone would like to come down and help with the construction, Pastor John would love to have you.  There is much needed work to be done.  You can contact me and I can get you into contact with the proper channels to come down and help on that project.

So as far as the new happenings at Refugio is concerned, we have a few new ministries that we are going to be kicking off.  First up, is this thursday evening, we will be starting a mid week service.  It will be from 7:30pm to 9pm.  Pastor Ivan will be teaching through the book of Philippians.

Next is starting this tuesday, we will be starting a more formalized time of playing in the street.  Every tuesday we will be out in the street in our neighborhood to play with the kids and love on them.  A young man named Kyle moved down here to serve and he is a great skateboarder and we are going to skate and play games and love on the kids.  Then we will share from the word with them.

Then starting this saturday we will be heading into Cajamarca where they have a skate park.  Ivan and his family, Kyle and my family will all head over there and do evangelism and some open air preaching.  It is a great place to do ministry.

Please be in prayer for all that is going on.  It is exciting to see what the Lord is doing.

Also if anyone has any new or old skateboards that you would be willing to donate to the ministry here, please contact me.  They don't have to be in great shape, we just want some so we can get more kids involved at a time.  If anyone knows any organizations who donate skateboard, please let us know how to get a hold of them.  Thanks so much for your support.