With great delight we welcome Josh & Elizabeth Johnson to our Trujillo team! They arrived last night after 3 months of language school. Josh will be working with our micro-finance ministry in the most poverty stricken area of our city. Their joyful & energetic personalities will be a great & fun addition to our team for the next two years!
As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, last year I excepted my friend Carolina’s (pictured above) request that I be the photographer for her event planning business. It has been such a fun blessing to have this creative outlet of working beside such a talented person. Since she plans mostly children’s birthday parties, it is a very fun job! Earlier this week, her youngest daughter turned one! Carolina threw an incredible party with an “ice cream shop” theme.
Celebrating is one of the fun ways we get to live “in community” with others.
We are so very thankful for this family, they have been such great friends to our whole family!
Our missional cell group hosted an Easter party today as a way to serve the community and get to know our neighbors better. It was a huge success. Pablo and Emilio did an incredible job with some “egg games” and telling the story of Christ’s resurrection. And of course the Easter egg hunt (not a Peruvian custom) was a hit! While the kids were on the hunt for eggs, our cell group members were able to talk to the parents, inviting them to our missional cell group in the neighborhood as well as inviting them to our downtown church.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers for a neighborhood Easter party our missional community group is putting on next Saturday. The vision is to not only serve our community with a fun event, but also have the opportunity to befriend and invite more of our neighbors to our missional cell group. We are firm believers in the power of the prayers of the saints and we feel so blessed to have so many praying supporters.
Allen and two of his wonderful “Timothys” planning games, making the invitations and getting ready to tell the most marvelous story of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The girls and I took care of putting candy in 500 plastic eggs for the Easter egg hunt. Fun times!
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Greetings from Peru!
We hope that you are off to a good start to this new year.
We have just uploaded our most recent video update. We invite you to see what God is doing in our ministry and family here in Trujillo, Peru.
Feel free to share it with your friends. We are exciting to see what God is going to do this year!
Here are some ways you might pray for us:
- that we would be consistent in our personal and family devotions.
- that we would be intentional with non-Christian friendship so that we might see many of them be converted this year.
- that we would be better encouragers in our family and among our mission team.
- that God would bless Allen’s leadership at Cristo Rey Church and with the new church planting apprentices.
Some fun ways to keep up with us this year (other than this blog):
Give us an old fashion phone call : 901-399-0463 (Home)
Grace and peace,
Allen, Sandi, Abigail, Adeline, Mary Allen & Eva
Leadership Development Director for Peru Mission
Twin Lakes Camp “way down south” has been a huge success once again this year! This is our 5th time to do a kids Summer camp in Peru and it has been a joy. Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the first day, but in another post I will go into a little history of how the camp was birth and how the Lord has used it, no time this morning, I don’t want to be late for the last day of camp!