Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Maranatha Baptist Church Visits Peru

The first week in July we had a mission team of three visit us from Maranatha Baptist Church in Hayesville, Ohio. The team consisted of Pastor Todd Grover, his son Daniel and Abby Carney, a junior in High School.
There here for seven days. In that lapse of time, Pastor Grover spoke four times in three different churches and once in an informal setting to a small group.

They helped us with the underground radial cables digging to find the ends that will be welded together. This will help the grounding of the tower to increase our coverage. Needless to say, it was hard work.

They also gave out a lot of gospel tracts near the radio plant. This helps us in getting to know our neighbors and build friendships.

What a big blessing they were to us! We love having groups.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Missionary Intern

On June 17, Chris Collins, Jr. arrived in Lima to prepare his life for missionary service. Chris is from Suber Road Baptist Church in Greer, SC near Greenville. Mission trips are not new to him. He has been on numerous trips to Peru and Mexico. But this mission is different.
Chris is a senior at Bob Jones University and will be staying with us for about 10 weeks to do his internship. As a gifted musician and already speaks Spanish very well, it will be interesting to see what God will do through his life.

He will be doing extensive traveling in order to get a broad picture of missions in different regions and cultures. This young man has a heart for God and desires to be a missionary in Latin America. Pray that we can be used of the Lord to help Chris in his goals and walk with the Lord.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Amy Engaged

Amy became engaged to Benoit Guillot. Ben proposed to her near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. How romantic is that! We thank the Lord for Ben and now we look forward to their wedding in November and another member added to our family!

Ben is from Quebec, Canada. He recently finished a year of training at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA. His goal is to start a Bible Institute. Amy is looking forward to serving the Lord by his side.

Family News

In May we visited Deric, Jessica and our new grandson, Bayne who live in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. What a joy it was to hold the little fellow now over three months old! He is so precious. Our prayer is that one day he will receive the Lord as his Savior.

We are enjoying being grandparents.

Next we traveled to Spain for Jonathan’s wedding. I was privileged to bring the message and give the gospel. The church was packed and many who attended were not saved. Jonathan and Lorena’s ceremony provided a great opportunity for the gospel. We thank the Lord for Lorena who is an answer to our prayers. She is a sweet lady who wants to serve the Lord with all her heart and a wonderful wife for Jonathan. Lorena was added to our family and we were added to hers. It was an honor to meet her parents, Kent and Belen Albright who missionaries to Spain. Marriage is really a union of families.

After only three days in Spain, we returned to the U.S. making it in time for a graduation celebration. Kelsey Kuhlewind and her family attend Valley Forge Baptist Temple in Collegeville, PA and are good friends of Ruth. They are more like family. We totally surprised Kelsey by arriving from Spain in time for her graduation celebration. You should have seen the tears of joy. It meant a lot to Kelsey and to us.

Then we headed for Tennessee to see Nathan and Audrey. The next day, Audrey gave birth to little Aurie. What a sweetheart. Only hours old, we both got to hold her! This was a rare privilege for missionaries living in a foreign country. It was a joy to see my son, Nathan in his role as daddy. And to enjoy our role as grandparents! We are praying for Aurie to be saved too.

We praise the Lord that Audrey and little Aurie are doing well.