Today instead of attending church we worshipped by going out to serve the people of Peru.  Before we left we had family time and Tom made us all emotional by telling a couple stories.  Today he talked about Dorcus a woman of the Bible who served the poor-orphans and widows.   The missionaries of New Hope aren’t holding church services at this time.  They believe in meeting the needs of the physical crisis first.  When people are hungry or sick they aren’t able to hear about Jesus.  First you have to show them Jesus before you can tell them about Him.

We separated into our groups with two groups doing vacation Bible school in two different barrios and two construction groups working on separate projects. 

Our little burn victim was released from the hospital today.  We were so happy to see him and everyone wanted to take his picture and touch him.

Christine R and her brother Brian received word that their dad has suffered a stroke.  Please keep him in your prayers as well as Christine and Brian.  It’s very difficult to receive news like that when you are so far from home.  Please pray for their dad’s strength and health to return.

3 Responses to “Peru Team – July 23, 2006”

  1. Chris "Mom" says:

    Your story continues to inspire me and it is touching so many people. Here and there! You are truly awesome. Leave your mark in Trujillo, give these kids something to remember for years to come, something that someday they can look back and remember what you did to touch their lives, to give them a reason to continue. Your smiles, your hugs, your being there. We love you all.

  2. Art says:

    Just wanted the team (esp. Bruce, Kevin, and Chris) to know that I continue to pray that our Father will use you to reach people who need our Savior. You all are awesome!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t believe that your trip is almost over. You work has been so inpiring to watch through your stories and especially the pictures. Thank you for committing your time and money to help these families. God is smiling from above. I agree with Art, you are ALL awesome.!

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