Wednesday, July 23, 2014

God's overwhelming faithfulness

Over the past several months we have been so blessed to see the hand of the Lord so visibly.  We had several visitors and even a large team come down and share the good news of salvation through faith in Christ alone.  It came at a much needed time for me personally.  This last year has been a very taxing one for me.  Ups and downs and changes have been the norm.  It seemed like every day was going to be filled with challenges and struggles.  Yet those are the times when the Lord shows His great faithfulness.  The process of spiritual growth and transformation can be a painful process, but it is a rewarding one.  I wouldn't want to go back through what this last year has been, but at the same time, I wouldn't change the fact that I did.  Looking back, it was such a sweet time of being refreshed, strengthened and encouraged by the Lord.  His faithfulness is overwhelming and when I ponder it all that I can do is praise His name.  One thing is for sure,  "the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, therefore I will hope in him."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Farewell Merv

This morning Merv left to return back to Sonora.  The time with him went so quickly.  When Merv first contacted us, we had never met him.  We weren't sure what to expect, but let me just say, we couldn't of anticipated what a blessing he would be both to us and the people of Cajamarca.  Merv displayed a sacrificial love that can only be displayed when one is in Christ.  There is going to be a void without him here, but we know that the Lord has great plans for him and we are praying that the Lord brings him back quickly.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


It has been several days since the EPIC team departed and returned to the States.  I can't even begin to express the joy and encouragement that we received from this team.  The Lord worked through this group in amazing ways.  It is such a testimony to them because it shows they were prayed up and prepared to minister to the people of Peru.  They came to serve and be used by God and that is truly what happened.  Their impact will probably not even be realized this side of eternity.  The bus drivers who took us around (who are not believers) spoke to us about certain issues. They saw something different in this team (even opposed to other Christian teams they have taken around).

They are an amazing group of young people and a great group of leaders.  They never complained and were flexible and ready to adapt to any situation.  They didn't even get that much down time or sight seeing.  They were here to serve and bring the gospel.  I am blessed and encouraged.  I know they have other missionaries that their church supports and they need to experience other areas and bring the same fire and encouragement that they brought to Peru to those other locations, but I would love for them to come back and serve with us anytime.  So EPIC, I just want to tell you all, you are an amazing group and your faith in Christ and dedication to serve Him has encouraged me.  Thank you so much for all you have done!