I Thessalonians 1:2-3, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;”
Our family is reading the New Testament in chronological order for family devotions and this morning we began I Thessalonians. We are thankful for all of your prayers on our behalf and understand that each of you are serving God in various ministries and need prayer as well.
As mentioned before,we have changed Spanish teachers and have been making improvements in our conversational Spanish. Pastor Silvano (our tutor) has helped Jon go through the verses we’ve memorized in class and through presenting the Gospel with the tracts they pass out on visitation. This has helped Jon to present the gospel more clearly in Spanish and as a result was able to lead another Peruvian to the Lord on his own! How exciting it is to understand enough of the language to share the gospel more confidently with others each day!
It’s exciting and a little scary to think that we are now parents of a teenager! Our oldest son Matthew turned thirteen on October 5th adding a different level of challenges to us as parents. Matthew was able to attend his first youth conference where it was evident that God was working in many hearts. We are praying for those who made decisions at the conference.
All of our kids began school at the end of August. Please continue to pray for Nisha as she juggles language school, homeschooling, and her ministry in our home. It’s a blessing to have Jon’s parents down visiting us and for the gifts from the States that they brought with them.
We were able to spend time with the Gary Greenwood family in September when they visited us in Lima before returning to the mountains from their three month furlough in the States. We were excited to see them and plan to join them in March of next year. We ask for prayer concerning the ministry in Andahuaylas where there is the possibility of receiving some land in order to build a camp ministry, prayer for our growth in our understanding of Spanish, and prayer for the preparation of our future move to Andahuaylas.
Again, we thank each of you who faithfully support us prayerfully and financially. We count it a privilege to serve God in Peru!
The Harris Family
Jon, Nisha, Matthew, Nathan, Becca, and Katie