Thursday, July 5, 2012

El cuarto dia de nuestra mision

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.            


  1. Continuing to pray for all of you and Praising the Lord for your dedication to His work..PTL...Grandma M

  2. Tonight of all nights...we were looking for local news- the usual...catch the weather and temps for tomorrow. And it so happened the "Passion of the Christ" was on and in it's final scenes. Too intense for a bedtime glimpse and tempting to keep skipping channels for a more 'comfortable' mode to end an evening on. One scene of brutality. The next on the Last Supper. His words so powerful....“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” I thought I was going to grab a quick glance of local news and instead I was reflecting on my personal sin. I turned to my husband as my head turned from the graphic portrayal. And the thought came to me...."imagine, our own son is trying to convey this message of truth to the people of Peru". We will continue to pray for all the subtle and not so obvious opportunities to emerge and your strength to see the communication through. You could be expecting one thing and another comes. No surprise it's by design. We love you and can 'Only imagine' the song goes. The Kenyons:)

  3. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 Thanking God for each one of you. Stephanie and friends: Praying for opportunities for your gentleness and goodness to draw people to you, for courage to boldly proclaim his love and hope and for wonderful fellowship. Love, Pam