Latest prayer letter from our own staff missionary

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Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

What a wonderful moth this has been! As the field director of Spanish Speaking South America, I had the privilege of visiting Missionary Kevin White in Bolivia. God is truly blessing his ministry there in Bolivia. He is working with Jorge Montenegro, a young man out of our church in Peru. They had a revival and had up to 87 people in church. The church is only 6 months old, and God is doing great things. Please pray for these families as they are working to see many souls saved there in Bolivia.

On the way back to Peru, we stopped by Juliaca, the home of the highest navigable lake in the world. The city is situated at nearly 13000 feet above sea level. We went there and were able to preach at a church that is pastored by a man who graduated from our college. Sabino has been working in Juliaca now around 5 years and he is really starting to see much fruit. They were having roughly 60 people in attendance, and we have seen God do many things through his ministry there. I really think that they are on the verge of a major growth spurt. Pray for him that God will continue to use him.

Faith Baptist Church is doing great; we are averaging close to 350 right now and both services are filling up. Pray that the Lord will continue to bless the ministry here for his honor and glory. We are planning on a very special service on Easter and we are shooting for 400 pray that the Lord will allow this to happen. Pray that the Lord will continue to give us wisdom to make the right decisions for the growth of the church. The church is continuing to give for the building, pray that this money would come in quickly. We now have $37,000 saved up and we are going to need around $200,000 to purchase just the land. Pray that the Lord will provide this money in His time and that we can continue to see the church grow.

The Bible College just started classes, pray that the Lord will take and use the 16 freshmen in an incredible way. We now have over 80 students; pray that we will be able to train these men to do the ministry that God has called them to. This year we started a music major at the school. One of the major weaknesses that we have in our ministries here is a lack of good music. We hope to train some men if at all possible to do well in music.

We would like to thank you for all that you do to make our ministry possible here in Peru. We thank you for all that you do in praying for us and giving for the ministry here in Peru. May God continue to bless you in all that you do.

Yours for Souls,

Chris Gardner

6 thoughts on “Latest prayer letter from our own staff missionary”

  1. Chris. It is truly amazing what God has done in Peru. If the average income in the church is around $200 per month, compared to the average income in the states of $3,000 per month that $37,000 raised for the church land is probably equivalent to $555,000 here. Your people are incredibly faithful and generous. God is certainly moving in your church.

    John

  2. I am so glad that you realize the great sacrifice of the people in Peru and in the Faith Baptist Church. I know that God is using them in a very special way and I am begging God to touch hearts and to prepare the funds for the church to have its own land and building some day!

  3. It is a real sign of spiritual maturity. How long would you say they have been working to accumulate that amount?

  4. I think that the average income in the church may be less than $200 a month and I would say that they have been saving and giving for about 4 years now. Chris does a great job motivating the people to save and give. It is a joy to see how things are working for the glory and honor of the Lord Jesus Christ!

  5. Hello!
    My name is Deanna and I am on a mission team to go to S. America in a few years. We are going on our first survey trip at the end of May and we are working on finding contacts in the cities we are visiting, one being La Paz Bolivia. I see that you know someone working there and I was wondering if you might could pass my email on to them. Thanks!

    deannakay13@yahoo.com

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