SHORT TERM TEAMS
Short Term Teams Serve Trujillo
The short term team season at Peru Mission is off to a great start! A team from Bethel PCA from Lake Charles, Louisiana, arrived on June 11th. The team was made up of 7 members (Steven Wright, Allen Lopez, Jason Rashall, Christina Gates, Donna McCrary, Kathryn McCrary and Rachel McCrary) who spent a week laying tile in the Wichanzao clinic. The floor looks amazing and we had a great time fellowshipping with them. A team from Gulfport PCA (also a team of 7 members: Jonathan Craig, Susannah Craig, Dwight Ballard, David Brand, John Sullivan, Jim Fairley, and Lynda Fairley) arrived in Peru on June 18th. They spent the week painting the clinic. We are so thankful for the time that they spent with us! We are also enjoying the visit of First Presbyterian Church from Jackson, MS. They are serving in Cajamarca this week and it is their 11th mission trip with Peru Mission!
Milagritos Shows Improvement
Milagritos, the 14 year old clinic patient with ovarian germ cell cancer, will soon begin her final round of chemotherapy. She has lost most of her hair, and is very thin, but her tumor marker levels are down which is an indication that the treatment is working. Thank you to everyone who has given to support her therapy and lab tests. Continue to pray for her healing and recovery, as well as for her salvation.
The clinic is thankful for the several recent short term team visits. The University of Mississippi Medical Center school of Dentistry came for a week and served the dental needs of clinic patients. The teams from Louisiana and Mississippi were also a great blessing as they tiled the clinic floor and painted the building. Because of their service to the clinic, it will be enabled to better serve the community!
CHURCH PLANTING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Proclaiming Cristo Rey to the City
The new church plant "Cristo Rey" is beginning to settle in to her new facilities. We hope to have a new communion table and pulpit in the next two weeks. An attractively designed banner on the front of the building tells the city that there is now a Presbyterian Church in the heart of Trujillo. Wes Baker is preaching through Exodus on Sunday mornings and our cell groups are meeting on Sunday evenings. We completed our first membership information class about eight weeks ago and will offer another one beginning in mid- August. The first officer training course should begin in September. Please pray that the Lord would give us men who are qualified to be elders or deacons.
Currently, our greatest financial needs are funds to print evangelistic and discipleship material as well as funds to help with the rent on the facility. Please pray for us that we would boldly, clearly, and persuasively proclaim "Cristo Rey" (Christ the King) to the city of Trujillo.
Goodbye to the Bolton Family
Everyone around the Mission was sad to say goodbye to Chris and Marti Bolton and their family earlier this month. Chris left a very good job in the US almost three years ago to help us start the Parish Woodshop. Chris was not only instrumental in getting the project up and running, but also served as our team administrator doing an amazing job of transitioning us to a new mission facility and solving numerous difficult and time-consuming administrative issues for us that we simply could not have done without him. We will miss the Boltons very much, but wish them well as they return to their home in Knoxville, TN. Please pray for them as they transition back and as Chris begins a new job.
Parish at Crucial Turning Point
The Parish Woodshop continues to make advances in the business and has several promising leads in the local market. However, it is in critical need of donations to keep it afloat until it is self-sustaining.
Because Chris Bolton and his family have been called back to the United States, Stuart Mills will be taking on a managerial position in the Woodshop. The carpenters are doing well and the discipleship program continues to thrive. One of the carpenters is preparing to be married soon and we are all rejoicing with him!
Praise & Thanksgiving
- For the service of the short term teams
- For Milagritos' responsiveness to her chemo treatment
- For the continued progress of Cristo Rey
- For all the teams who are preparing to come that God would greatly use their time here in Trujillo
- That Milagritos would continue to heal and that she would be saved
- That God would use Cristo Rey as a light to downtown Trujillo
- That the Woodshop carpenters would grow spiritually and that the Woodshop's financial needs would be met
Thu, July 1, 2010