Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
On the other hand, Keiko Fujimori will obviously continue the free market economy her father, imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori, applied in his 1990-2000 government. But many fear that she could usher in a new era of the corruption and strong-arm tactics used by her father. Her congressional slate is rife with her father’s former adherents who rubber-stamped his anti-democratic measures.
Please continue to Pray for freedom to evangelize in Peru and God's Will to be done.
It has often been told of the bad driving conditions in Peru. The following article has been copied to my blog from the Peru News. This serves as a reminder to share the Gospel and to thank God for the safety He gives each day on the road where you live.
At least 21 people are dead after an inter-provincial bus racing through Peru’s southern highlands went over a cliff early Friday, daily El Comercio reported.
The accident occurred at 5:00a.m. when a bus belonging to the Virgen del Carmen transport company plunged down a 200 meter abyss after losing control on a higway between Paucartambo and Cusco.
The accident, which also left some 47 people injured, was a result of excessive speed, authorities say.
In Peru – where the high number of severe car and bus accidents is notorious – many of the vehicles are old, drivers reckless, and the roads often in a bad state. In the past several years, an average 3,500 people have died and 40,000 are injured every year as a result of car or bus accidents.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Dear Fellow Supporters,
We have been in Peru three months and have seen God do miraculous things that only He can do. I stand amazed when I witness those who receive Christ as their Savior and begin to see the transformation take place in their life.
On April 10th, Peru will have their Presidential elections between eleven candidates. Although, as missionaries, we cannot vote or interfere with the politics of another country, it does not stop us from praying that God’s Will be done. Peru’s politics change many times according to who the President is. This could affect the freedom missionaries have in staying and preaching the truth of God’s Word in Peru. Please pray with us concerning these elections.
To all those who are or have been students, you can imagine how our language training is going. It has its difficult and rewarding moments. We find ourselves praying more for God’s help in understanding and applying the new language than ever before. We are thankful that we are in a ministry with so many willing to be patient and assist us in learning. Our children are learning the language at a rapid pace and are able to interact more efficiently with other children. They are learning scripture verses and songs in the children’s choir and have already been able to do special music. We seem to be adjusting to a routine by homeschooling our children while we are in language training each weekday. Please continue to pray for us to learn the language effectively.
We have run into a delay with our visas (carnets) due to improper paperwork and are currently waiting to receive a call in order to be approved. After my wife and I are approved for our carnets, we then can process our children under us. Please pray for our visa approval.
We thank those who have sent packages, mailed us letters of encouragement, and sent love offerings these last two months. You can’t imagine how excited we were as family to receive things from the States that we can’t get here! We are still making improvements to the apartment and getting ready for winter, which is June through August because we are south of the equator.
Thank you again for your prayers and support of our ministry.