Dear Pastors and Praying friends,
The month of October has been one of the most memorable months of my life. God has done some great things in the ministry in Peru. I had the privilege of traveling down to Peru for the Pastor’s School. We had a great time while there. The conference was very well attended and we had pastors and leaders come for the conference from many different countries. We also had many people come from far away in Peru. There were people that had to travel for three days to get to the conference. God was so good to us! My pastor and dad (Austin Gardner) taught in the conference and did a great job.
After the conference I had to return quickly to the states to spend 4 days with my family before heading to Albania. God gave me the privilege of preaching in a conference that they do every year. We went to a city on the Adriatic Sea and had a great retreat. They had over 300 people there for the weekend. I had the privilege of preaching 4 times and spending a lot of time with the pastors and leaders there. I was amazed and impressed at how God had used missionaries to lay an amazing foundation there in Albania. Jeff Bartell served there as a missionary and he is the one that invited me to go and preach for the conference. I was kind of nervous about being in a place where I didn’t speak the language, but I returned with my heart full and having learned a lot from the men of God that he has placed there in Albania. Please keep them in your prayers. Pray that God will continue to use them even more than he already has, in trying to plant churches and evangelize a country in need of the gospel. I had a few people walk up to me after the conference to tell me that they had gotten saved. They come from a muslim background so it was exciting seeing what God had done in their lives during the conference.
Pray this month for Revelacion. This is an event that we do in Peru, where we give people an idea about what life will be like after the rapture. God used it greatly last year and we are praying he will do the same this year. Pray that we see many souls come to him and that God will use this in amazing ways for his honor and glory. Pray for Bro. Jeremy Hall as he is doing all of these things and has much to do while I am gone. Pray that God will continue to use him in amazing ways there.
I would also like to ask you to pray for Joshua. He will be having 2 new operations in December. On the 5th they will be working on his teeth and then on the 28th they will be closing his palate up again as well. Please pray that these operations go well. We are excited to announce that the doctors believe that we will be able to go back to Peru somewhere between June and September of 2012. Please pray that everything goes smoothly and that we are able to return home. Also pray for wisdom in handling all of the doctors, bills, etc., that come in. Thank you for being our faithful supporters and friends. If you would like to stay more up to date with us, go to our blog www.uttermost.net. God bless.
Yours for Souls,
Chris, Andria, Jacob, Hannah, Andrew and Joshua Gardner