I travelled to Chota last week and preached the night I arrived. There are a lot of youth in that church and it’s growing all the time. Then on Friday we had a church planting training from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and there were 27 people in attendance. Twenty-two of them committed to working with home churches – starting Bible studies in houses – and after a year we should see some new congregations.
We are about to print another 16,000 tracts – different ones from the last printing. When we printed the first time, I honestly thought that 16,000 was a lot, but it all fit in two boxes. We have already distributed about 12,000 of them throughout the country. We’ve given them to pastors and we even have a radio station that is offering them to their listeners who request them.
God is blessing this effort by adding saved lives to our congregations and this is comforting.
These Spanish tracts we are distributing are available to download and print at Christian Triumph’s Web site.
This morning I spoke to two groups of workers at Granja Porcon. Services there start at 6 a.m. – they start each day out this way! I have to get up and going by 4am to get there on time because traffic is bad going up the mountain if I leave any later and have to compete with the commuters to the gold mines.
Tomorrow I leave for the mountains with two other men. We’re taking literature and the projector and films with us to help reach the people there. Pray for us!
Last night, we visited three churches up in the mountains. I went to two in towns and Pastor Jorge from Chota visited one out in the countryside. The congregations were very happy to receive teaching and our help. We took tracts and 30 copies of Mensajero de Esperanza for each congregation. We got home at 12:30 a.m. this morning.
This weekend, I’m travelling to Bambamarca and from there into the mountains to visit some other small groups and to receive a new group of brothers who wants to join in our fellowship.