Since arriving back from furlough, we've been extremely busy. We are currently working alongside Pastor Fidel Gomez in Los Olivos to improve our Spanish, get visa and car paperwork done, and prepare for a smoother transition to start churches in the mountains. Mt. Horeb Baptist Church is actively involved in starting four new churches and supporting many other works throughout Peru. It has been a blessing to be a part of this ministry.
With the help of Pastor Fidel, we were able to quickly find and rent a three-bedroom apartment. Once the contract was settled, Jon and Matthew drove 14 hours back to Andahuaylas to finish packing, secure a moving truck, and transport our items to our new ministry. What a blessing to have a church member allow us to transport our items with his truck just for the cost of gas. Even though some items were damaged in the move, we are thankful for God's provision and safety. It wasn't long before we found our new apartment being used for church activities and a ministry to our neighbors. Please pray with us for the salvation of our neighbors Louis and Mirian and for those seeking counsel regularly. Our neighbors have been extremely helpful and supportive with our move.
The summer schedule has included mission trips, conferences, retreats, and camps. Jon and Matthew were able to attend a Teen Camp for one week. The second week of camp was for those 18 years and older (Professionals). Our whole family went and ministered in various ways. What a blessing to see God work in the hearts at camp with over 175 in attendance. Jon was able to preach, give a devotional, counsel, and be the director of the games at the camp. What a blessing to meet Missionary Lee Johnson and Josue Galindo as speakers at the camp. Our children, who had just completed their semester exams, were able to serve at the camp as well.
Please pray for the salvation of Joel who broke his arm in one of the games and will need surgery. Jon was able to talk with him in the time spent taking him to the hospital. Joel mentioned that it was his first time attending a camp, a first time breaking a bone, and the first time being confronted about his need for salvation.
March is the start of school and seminaries here in Peru. It provides a regular routine in our schedules for ministry. Please pray for those students returning to the private Christian school and the seminary of our church. We're seeking to educate and strengthen the next generation of leaders in Peru.
Thank you for joining us in prayer and for your support of the ministry in Peru.
The Jon Harris Family