As you can imagine we are all very busy and as a result have let our updates fall behind. I hope to have several students blogs up in the next day or so. I will also mention that as a result of a bad internet connection we have been unable to upload a ton of pictures and also video, but several of the leaders have uploaded pictures on Facebook. I will try and get some pictures for you tonight or even tomorrow.
This is a quick log to let you know that we are all doing well. The students are doing great with their Spanish skills; even the ones that don't have much. We finished our last day at the schools teaching our ESL classes. Each group got to go to the AIDS clinic and minister to the families. We were all brokenhearted, but blessed to have been able to make them smile for just a moment. The team also made a bunch of cupcakes for our Saturday coffee house. It has been a very long day. Mr. Stack (or as one Peruvian Starbucks barista called him "Pool") is teaching a class this evening. He is closing out the class that him and I team taught called "Evangelism and Discipleship."
If I haven't said this yet, in the midst of this busy week, these students have blessed me so much. My team has been amazing and I know from other leaders that their teams have been equally amazing. I was blessed yesterday as Maggie and Megan sang "You are my Sunshine" to the families at the AIDS clinic. They sang for over an hour. I just pray that they would have had a moment break from all the turmoil and that they saw Jesus in our students.
With the exception of a little stomach problems, no one has gotten real sick (sick of chicken and rice perhaps). We are all healthy. In the chaos of the Peruvian traffic we have been safe, largely in part to the awesome taxi service that has been driving us around all week. They even play American music, well that is music from the 80's. I personally love the music myself.
Things that you can pray for:
1. For Joe, Jeremy, Brianna, and Jessie as they teach at a seminar this weekend. Pray that God would give them the wisdom to teach students about purity.
2. For the whole team that we would be given more opportunities to share the gospel.
3. For the students at the Montessori School and the Robert Fuller school that would come to the seminars and be encouraged with the truth of God's Word.
4. For our on going health, as we are in a different culture.
Thanks to all who are following this blog. I am so thankful that you get to catch a glimpse of what God is doing in the lives of our students at Browncroft. I have been keeping up with the Johnstown team and have been blessed as well.