Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
One more month in the states and all I can say is that I really miss being in Peru. We have done quite a bit of traveling and preaching in new churches trying to raise support to keep everything in Peru going. God has been so good to us and we have seen him do miracles in keeping everything afloat. Please continue to pray for us that God would continue to show himself strong on our behalf and that we can see the funds provided to go forward. We would also like to ask you to pray for the time that we are in the states that the Lord might use this time to raise up laborers for his harvest. Peru is in desperate need now to see new men and women of God dedicate themselves to spreading the gospel to Peru and around the world. If you have any contacts for churches that would be interested in our ministry, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
This month we had a missionary that was with Macedonia, resign and return to the states to work. The Staleyâ€™s were a great blessing while they were in Peru and they will be missed immensely. The church said goodbye with tears in their eyes and we know that they have left fruit that will abound in Peru. Pray for the Staleyâ€™s that the Lord would give them the exact spot where they need to minister here in the States.
Just the other day, my wife was driving down the road listening to a song that we are putting on her new CD. The song was â€œNail it to the Cross.â€ This is a song that we heard from a youth group that went down to Peru. Jacob remembered having heard it there and started crying and said to Andria â€œI miss Benjamin (his cousin) soooo much, I want to go back to Peru.â€ Needless to say this is the feeling that the whole family has. We have a deep desire to get back to Peru and continue doing what God has called us to do.
The church is doing well and they have even had a couple of services where the Lord gave us over 400 people. On Fathers Day they had 429! We are excited about all that God is doing and we are praying that God will give us the funds necessary for the property so that we can go ahead and look into moving. The church is giving and we are seeing God use them to raise the needed money. If you would like to help with this need please let us know. If you wish you may write a check and mark it for Faith Property; Peru.
This month has been great! We have seen many people come to Christ in the ministry. In the last revival we actually saw over 50 people come to Christ. Pray for us that God would allow us to guide these new Christians into a full and devoted relationship with Christ. May God continue to bless you in all that you do for Him.
Yours for Souls,
Chris, Andria, Jacob, Hannah and Andrew Gardner