Prayer

Pictures from August

Pictures from August

August is always a big month of celebration here in Arequipa as the 15th is Arequipa's founding day. This past August 15th Arequipa celebrated 477 years! It is always celebrated throughout the month of August with parades, music festivals, beauty pageants, and food and art festivals. We have also had a big celebration this month for August Blair's first birthday! As you can see in the picture above, she loved her cake! 

A Visit with Team Arequipa (by Dean and Debbie Stanley)

A Visit with Team Arequipa (by Dean and Debbie Stanley)

Dean and Debbie live in Searcy, Arkansas where Dean is an Elder at the Cloverdale church of Christ, the church that supports Chase and Briana Froud. They write about their visit the first week of March of 2016, along with Bill Richardson and members from Cedar Lane and Central. 

Teaching Kids When Church is at Home

Teaching Kids When Church is at Home

The kids’ Bible class in home churches on the Peruvian mission field looks very different from our homeland experiences. It is often much more chaotic and informal with a mixture of lighter and darker faces and the English and Spanish languages. However, the same principle remains: instilling in the children of our church the foundation of faith.

One Year in Arequipa for the Frouds!

One Year in Arequipa for the Frouds!

On the 14th of January, we officially celebrated our first year in Arequipa. What a journey we have been on and it’s only the beginning! While we do have mixed emotions about this past year—saying all those good byes along with the challenges before us for this next year—we are confident in God’s provision.

Push & Pull

Push & Pull

The four new families that are part of Team Arequipa are not our replacements. They are the next wave crashing toward the shore as our wave begins the slow fade back into the ocean. For a little while, you can’t tell that both are happening, but standing in that water reveals the push and pull occurring simultaneously. Their effect will be similar, but new. They are a blessing to our team, our church, and the city of Arequipa.

Together in Prayer

Together in Prayer

As I scroll through my twitter feed I am keenly aware that the spiritual discipline of prayer is trending. With Tim Keller’s new book on prayer and the requests for prayers that include the Ebola outbreak, the Ferguson trial, or efforts to build wells in Africa, I am once again reminded that Christians are called to be people of prayer. I am grateful for the people of prayer that I have witnessed and ministered alongside of. They have taught me what it means to pray while challenging my own fledgling prayer life. Which begs the question, why is prayer so difficult?