A Word - July 2010

The last month has flown by. We’ve inaugurated the latrine project at Naranjal and Villa de Socabaya (see web links below) and made another micro-loan (thanks to the lenders!). The interns have been figuring out how to integrate and learn amid the oddness of our “regular” schedule, and now the bulk of their time has passed. We’ve had some regular visitors for Sunday communion the last few weeks, though the committed core group remains small. 

Inez, a young Christian mother who had strayed from the journey for a time, has begun meeting with us. Paty, and Coki are well, and Alfredo and Judith made the trip to Lima for an artificial insemination procedure. We’ll find out tomorrow how things are going, so keep them in your prayers. Jose Luis and Emilio remain MIA, and we pray that God’s Spirit be at work in ways we cannot. Another family, Roberto and Sylvia, have decided to meet with us some Sundays and minister to neighbors on other Sundays, which we hope will turn into another house church, to God’s glory. In the mean time, Roberto will be involved in ministry equipping with us. 

Other discipleship meetings throughout the week are finding a rhythm at last, and we hope to see the fruit of God’s work in those special times. Evangelistic studies continue, and one of those has finally come to its climax. Manuela will be baptized on Sunday, July 25, with her new family there to witness her new birth!