Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
We are finally on the mission field! We have finally had the blessing of arriving in Arequipa and man, has it been busy! We are very excited about all that has been happening the last couple of months. Although it has been extremely hectic, there have been tremendous blessing.
Lima Medical Clinic
â€¨Bradley Edmondson and Medical Mission Outreach came down to Peru in the first week of June to host a medical clinic in the city of Lima. It was a true blessing to be able to serve in a very needy city with very few churches. We were able to see over 1500 people in the clinic and approximately 250 people made a profession of faith. We are very thankful for the opportunity to host the Medical Mission Outreach team and partner with them in reaching souls and serving the people of Lima.
If you would like to know more about Medical Mission Outreach and future trips to Peru you can contact them through their website: www.medical-outreach.com
Arequipa Medical Clinic
We also hosted a medical clinic in Arequipa for the second time. It was a great week with many people coming and many professions of faith. We saw close to 2000 patients and of those we had over 900 professions of faith!
Victory Baptist Church from Loganville, GA (Pastor Derik Lawrence) also helped in the clinic
and were a great blessing
Omega Baptist Church
We have joined Chris and Andria in starting a new church called Omega Baptist Church. Katie is helping in childrenâ€™s church and nursery. I am leading the music and assisting in the general organization of the church. We are having menâ€™s meetings every tuesday at our house focusing on the biblical pattern for a church.
I am very excited about the opportunity to be involved first hand in a church plant only a month into our arrival to the mission field.
Katie and Language School
Now that all our groups are gone, Katie has begun language school at the Bible College and is doing an incredible job. God has given her a gift to learn the language and she has an almost perfect accent. I am very excited about how quickly she is learning. She is working extremely hard at learning and studying.
Pray for Katie in language school, that she would continue with a good attitude and wisdom to learn.
Pray for the property to rent for Omega Baptist Church. It has been found, we just have to negotiate rental prices, etc.
We still need more support for the Bible College finances. We are working hard in training men and women to serve God in ministry. Please pray about how you can help.
Thank you for your continued support and prayer.
For His Glory,
David and Katie Gardner