Smiths in Peru November Update! (new video & family needs included)

Dear Faithful Friends:
With only several weeks left in 2013, we are finishing up our first year with the Apprenticeship Program. The goal of the Apprenticeship Program is to form a church planting team to be sent out in a few years. All three apprentices have grown in their knowledge of the Bible, deepened their walk with Jesus, and developed better leadership skills. Esdras told me that the program has really deepened his love for God and the church. I am very excited to see what God has done in such little time! 

  • To see an introduction video to the Apprenticeship Program, click on the You Tube video above or go here . 
  • Also, check out how this year has gone so far, check out this recent interview.
Prayer Notes

  • Please pray that the future church planting team would continue to take form, deepen friendships,  expand their vision, and development a more robust theology.
  • Our family is behind on financial support. Our prayer is that God would raise $14,000 by the end of this year to meet our annual budget. In the past, God has provided for our needs through unexpected gifts from many of you. We still depend on your support in order to be able to minister the gospel in Peru. 
Support the Smiths
A one-time gift of $30 or $50 can go a long way! If you would like to contribute to our family, here are the ways you can give:
  • You can send a check to the following address, with a memo note saying “Smith Family Support”:
Christian Missionary Society
P.O. Box 14563
Greenville, SC, 29610-4563
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Allen & Sandi Smith
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Covenant Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR visits us in Peru!!


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We have had an incredible short term team season this year!  One of our highlights was having Covenant Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, AR here for the first time.  They are one of our amazing supporting churches that faithfully and generously gives financially, prays for us, sends us care packages and keeps up with us throughout the year.  They were such servants and only God knows all the seeds that were planted during their hard working week with us.  They served through word and deed in our new Arevalo hospital on the outskirts of our city.  Here are some  highlights from the week. . .

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Celebrating Peru’s Independence

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The month of July is a fun one for us.  We not only celebrate the independence of our home country, but Peru also celebrates it’s independence on July 28th.  It’s a pretty big deal and girls have lots of school activities and get 2-3 weeks of vacation.  Here are few fun pictures of our youngest two girls representing the Andes mountain region at a “taste of Peru”.

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From the coast to the Andes. . .

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Year after year, we have the privilege of having a team of 30 plus medical staff from First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS come and serve in Peru.  They serve long and hard all week long helping many patients in the Cajamarca  and the outer lying Andes communities.  Allen enjoys joining them each year to translate and offer pastoral  counseling  to the patients. It was a great week, but we are thankful to have him back on the coast with us.

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Allen  prefers to take a 8 hour overnight bus ride up the Andes each year to get the best dental care from Dr. Danny Story.

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Photo credit to Steve Hill (top 4) & Caleb Sutton (bottom pic)  for these pictures