We have decided to start a church in the mountains of a region called Chachapoyas in the coming year, and we continue in prayer about it, because we have no means of support to plant churches. As with the birth of any baby, there are expenses. It doesn’t matter what brand of diapers we use on this “newborn,” we will just trust that God will provide what this new work will need to survive and grow.
This reminds me of a story that a woman from the Chachapoyas region told me. She had a brother in Lima whose wife had left him with a baby. Her brother was not able to take care of the child because of his work. So she asked him to let her raise the child in the country. She said, “Even if he has to eat chicken droppings, it’s better than being raised alone in the city.” Quite literally, in these mountain areas, many times the children are set on the grass while the mothers are working. The chickens roam the same grass. Therefore it is not uncommon for the babies to happen upon chicken droppings, and as all children do, they may pick things up, play with them and then either put them in their mouths or put their hands in the their mouths after having played with these things. The woman said to me, “You may think that sounds awful; but one thing is for sure, they grow up.”
The same is true with our spiritual children some times. We may not think this is any kind of way to raise “children,” but the important thing is that they grow.
Preparing the periodical for shipping throughout Peru. Udelia helps any way she can but her vision is poor, which limits what she can do.
In February 2012 we had an evangelism seminar to teach the local churches how to plant other churches. There were 27 church leaders present. In an upcoming meeting, we expect to have 35 church leaders in attendance. Before the end of this year, we are hoping to see the first fruits of our focus on church planting. Keep us in your prayers, Narciso.
I have been in Chota again, but this time out in the county, to help a small church. This Monday, I’m leaving again for three days out in the country to have evangelistic services and see about possibly helping a new church that is starting up in the mountains. On Sept 3, I travel to the coast to do a seminar on evangelism and do an evangelistic campaign. Prayers, please.
Estuve nuevamente en chota pero por el campo, para ayudar a una iglesia pequeña. Este lunes salgo nuevamente para el campo por 3 días para tener cultos con gente inconversa y ver las posibilidades de ayudar a levantar una iglesia que esta levantandose por las montañas. El 3 de septiembre viajo a la costa para dar un seminario sobre evangelismo y hacer una campaña evangelsitica. oraciones por favor.