Friday, August 20, 2010

New Staff Member Added to Ministry Team

Jorge Avila was recently added to our staff as caretaker of the radio plant. We recently made the decision to hire him full time. What a blessing he is! He is a solid believer that serves Christ will all his heart. He works as hard as he can to make the ministry prosper so more people can hear the gospel. This is a picture of Jorge standing in front of the shipping container that houses our transmitter. Each morning he turns it on at 6:00 a.m. and off at 6:30 p.m. Soon we hope to have a stabilizer in place that will allow us to transmit 24 hours a day. At the present, we cannot transmit in the night because the voltage from the power company is too undependable. This is a picture of Jorge and Stan in front of the work shop he is building. Jorge has it almost finished now.

God sent us Jorge. He is an electrician, plumber, carpenter and an all-around handy man and godly man.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Wedding Anniversary

On August 9, Ruth and I celebrated our second anniversary. We have a wonderful time. First we went to a very nice restaurant on the west side of Lima. It is located on a water break that juts out into the ocean. The scenery was beautiful. We took some pictures and then went shopping. At an outlet store, we purchased a nice comforter for our bedroom.

In the background is a picture of the place where we ate. It is one of the prettiest scenes in Lima.

I snapped this picture of us in front of the restaurant. It will be a day we won’t forget – just like our wedding day.

I thank the Lord for my sweetheart. She is an answer to my prayers. Her companionship and encouragement continually uplift me.

Ruth is doing well in her adjustment to life with me in Peru. A lot of changes were thrown at her and she has graciously met each challenge with God’s grace. Each day, I have observed firsthand, her patience and contentment as a new missionary in a foreign country. Many of you have been praying especially for her. We thank you for your prayers and for the Lord who gives us the grace to serve Him in Lima. We both love it here doing His will.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A New Believer in Christ

About a month and a half ago I led a lady to Christ and later wrote about her in our prayer letter. Her name is Luz and she lives across the street from our radio plant. Luz and her husband, Hector, have three daughters: Judith, Rocio and Maria. They also have one son named Hector and two granddaughters. Since her profession of faith in Christ, she has remained continued to show interest in living for Christ.

I gave a Bible to her son as a birthday gift. This is the only Bible in their house so she uses it. This past Sunday when we had our Bible study together, Ruth realized that she had trouble seeing the Bible to read so she gave her a pair of her own reading glasses. Luz was thrilled. My heart was touched as I witnessed the radiance of joy reflected in the face of Luz and the quiet blessing Ruth received from being the giver and being used of God.

Please continue to pray that Luz will grow in the Lord. I took a picture of her and her daughter (Judith) and Judith’s daughter in the kitchen of their house. Notice the smile on Luz’s face. Jesus is the one who can put a smile on your face, joy in your countenance and peace in your heart!

This picture is taken just outside their home and this time, Maria was present. Maria is the youngest daughter.
Pray for their salvation and for the rest of the family. How I wish I would have had a camera to take the picture of Ruth and Luz on the day the glasses were given.