Dear Praying Friends,
Things have been going very well here. Our church has been doing really good lately, and for that we Praise the Lord! Our attendance has been up and that always makes things more exciting. Pastor Fredy has been traveling for the past month, and we have greatly missed him! Shane hasn’t had anyone to visit with, and has had to preach all services, and lead the singing, so we have been a bit loaded down. We praise the Lord though our people have become more faithful, and we are looking forward to them starting to be able to fill some positions in the church. Pastor Fredy will be returning by mid August just in the nick of time for us to move out of our house and into a small house and then to head out for the USA for furlough. We are flying in on the 2nd of September. Please keep this time in your prayers as we have many loose ends to tie up and much to get done.
We are thankful we have found a small house where we are able to store our stuff and Pastor Fredy will stay there too to keep an eye on things. This will save us a lot of rental cost. Please pray for us as we will need an 8 passenger van for while we are in the US for 6 months. The Lord is still working out all the details for which we are thankful we have a God we can trust in!
This past month we have been blessed to have a new missionary family come to Cajamarca to work with. The Burns family have been here for just a couple of weeks and we already feel a kindred spirit with them and are excited about helping each other reach Cajamarca and its surrounding areas for Christ. We also were excited that our good friends and fellow missionaries, Don & Carla Rich have returned from their furlough. We praise the Lord that we have such good friends that we are able to have fellowship with and to encourage each other in the work of the Lord.
As for our family, the kids are excited about returning to the States and seeing Grandparents and cousins. They have also throughly enjoyed having the new missionary children here to play with. They have quickly became the best of friends with Tim & Rebekah Burns and will surely miss them while we are gone. Kathy and the baby are doing good. This pregnancy has been a little harder on Kathy and the next few weeks are going to be very busy with moving and traveling so please keep her in your prayers.
We are excited to be able to see many of you in the next few months and if you would like us to stop by your church please call Shane at 1-330-437-1170. We will be based out of Lansing, Mi this time, but our Vonage phone is still an Ohio number.
Once again, we thank you for your prayers and we want you to know how important you are to our ministry here in Peru.
Rachel, Rebekah, Moriah, Micah, Charity & baby