Monday, July 2, 2012

El primer dia de nuestra mision

Today was our first full day of ministry and it started well.  We spent the morning at the Montessori School teaching English classes.  It was a bit frustrating at first because the teachers didn't even seem to be prepared for our time there.  After a few minutes of figuring things out, though, the group was off and running.  The most notable thing about our time at the school this morning was how the Peruvian students viewed American culture, particularly teen culture.  They imagine that all American teens do is party and eat at McDonalds; apparently they learned everything they needed to from a movie called Project X.  Hopefully in the next several days we can break free from these stereotypes and show these students the love of Christ.   

In the afternoon we went to La Plaza de Armas were we spent two hours sharing the gospel and making balloon animals for children.  We were like rock stars by the end of our time in the plaza.  Everyone was coming out to see the crazy Americanos and their balloon animals (especially Jackson).  We hope that when we return tomorrow we will have more opportunity to share.    

Things to pray for in the coming days:  
1.  To break the American stereotypes with the students at the Montessori School. 
2.  For energy to push forward.  
3.  For the group to be able to step out of their comfort zone and muster up the courage to share the gospel message.  
4.  Specifically pray for Gabe Agostini who is very sick and has not been able to be with the group.  
5.  That we don't get beaten to bad when we play the Peruvians in futbol or at least that we don't take ourselves to seriously.  

Thanks all for the continued prayer and I hope to have some video up soon.  


  1. I am impressed there is a Montessori School there. Patrick,we had a great prayer meeting last night, and prayed for everyone of those requests, so God has already let us know what you need before you even got a chance to tell us! We will keep up with prayers, and you guys keep up the good work!
    Lisa Kennedy

  2. Unfortunately, the Peruvian students (as well as students from most other foreign countries) view of American teens, and Americans in general, is true. And we all know why that is. But you guys are different, as you have Christ at the center of your life. You have an opportunity here to let them see that you are set apart from most Americans as Jesus can be seen through you. We are all praying that you shine for Him. God bless you all.
    Dwight Roeters

  3. Thanks so much for the upadte and the specific prayer requests. We will continue to have those requests guide us as we lift you up. May God bless each of you as you serve Him today and be open to the blessings God wants to give you

  4. Father we lift Gabe up to You and pray the manifestation of healing that was given at Calvery,and Praise and thank You for it. We pray that as ministers of Your word this group be bold,loving and compassionate. We ask that You bless each one of them..We pray in the mighty name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth...PTL...Grandma M

  5. Thank you for the updates with the authentic touch of one's day, morning, or start that only those experiencing it could describe. We have been faithful in all the steps taken and to come, the people God has chosen, and the protection of you all. And, no doubt, your love will overcome...."And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love". Though you are missed here in the states, we are praying for you all. "Greet one another with a holy kiss. All God’s people here send their greetings. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all." Love, Kenyon family

  6. What a great lesson to learn about stereotyping even for ourselves. We know you all will muster up the love and excitement for Christ and show the "stereotype" of God loving someone regardless of who they are!! Enjoy the futbol and friendships that you all make. We know this trip will do wonders for all. Love, The Brice Family