Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
What a month this has been! Right now I am sitting at the house just about to go and get on a plane to go to the states. We will be in the states from the 4th of November through the 24th. We are thankful that a church offered to pay our way back to the states to go to a missionâ€™s conference. Needless to say the whole family is excited about being able to see our friends and family there in the states. Pray for our time in the states, that God would use it in a great way. We are going to be in a different church for each service and presenting the ministry to new churches. There are some mixed emotions however. On Oct. 28th, my Papaw Gardner passed away. We were not able to change our tickets and return for the funeral. I am so blessed to have had a grandfather that was greatly used of the Lord.
We had a great time during the Pastors School. God did many great things through the time we had together. One of the greatest things that we had was that my wife worked like crazy to get a choir to come together from the different churches here in Arequipa. There were close to 100 participants and an orchestra. They did a great job and were a real blessing for the Pastorâ€™s School. We are now preparing for the graduation that happens during the first few days of December. Pray that all of this goes well. We are excited about being able to serve pastors and leaders from all over the country of Peru as well as many others from all over South America.
Omega Baptist Church is doing great and we are excited to be in our new building. We are thankful for the privilege of serving him here in this exciting new church. We have now received a total of $5,800 of the $10,000 needed for the start up fund for this new work. Please pray that God would provide through his people for this need.
I still havenâ€™t gotten a laptop. Please pray that the Lord would provide for this. Needless to say, not having a computer for a guy like me has made things difficult. Pray that we can come up with the funds this month to get one before going back to Peru. Please keep praying that the Lord would use the ministry in a great way to reach the world with the gospel. May God continue to bless you in incredible ways.
Yours for Souls,
Chris, Andria, Jacob, Hannah and Andrew Gardner