Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
What a crazy month this has been! Ups and downs as always and we have seen God prevail in it all. Omega is doing great. We had 152 people in church on Sunday. The church is growing and you can see the people getting excited about what is going on. The church isn’t fully equipped yet. We need a platform ($1000), a pulpit ($250), a projector ($800). There are many other things that are needed but what is neat is that the church is growing and we are seeing God do some amazing things. One of the neatest things that we see going on is that God is sending hurting people to the church. It is neat to be a part of a church that understands that this is our calling. We are seeing people saved and baptized consistently at the church. Please continue to pray for Omega, that God will continue to use the church in amazing ways. I am so thankful for Jeremy Hall and David Gardner as well as many Peruvian friends that are working to make this happen. Keep them in your prayers as we plan on returning to the states in October and these key men will be in charge of working and growing the church.
This month we found out that the baby that we are expecting (still no name) not only has a cleft lip, he also has a cleft palette. This will complicate things quite a bit and will require quite a bit more money in surgeries, etc. Please pray that God will lead, guide and direct in everything we do. We know that we serve a God that will supply our needs and we are excited about growing together in these times! I am so thankful for the pastors and friends that have written us to tell us stories in their family or stories of people that they know that have gone through this. You have no idea how great it is to know that people are praying for us there in the states. We would love to come by the church and share what God is doing here in Peru. It is probable, that we are looking at spending a year for the first few operations in the states. We will be using this as a furlough. Please let us know if you would like us to come by your church. If you would like to have us please let me know by writing me at [email protected] Please pray that God will allow us to raise new support and visit our supporting churches during this time and feel free to contact us.
This month we also had the privilege of having a living drama of things to come. We named it “Revelacion.” God allowed us to see 2257 people come through and 374 people professed faith in Christ. We are so thankful to Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange, GA. They helped us out and taught us how to do it, and also invested financially to get it off the ground. What was really neat is people that we have been telling about Christ that have not wanted to make a decision, accepted Christ during those days. The last night of the event we had over 700 people come. It took over 150 actors and we are so excited to see all that God is doing. Please pray for us as we do this again next year that we might see more people come to Christ.
May God continue to bless you in all you do. Thank you so much for being faithful in your prayers and in your giving to see the name of Christ glorified.
Yours for Souls,
Chris, Andria, Jacob, Hannah, Andrew and ???? (help would be appreciated) Gardner