December 2008

December 2008

Dear Praying Friends,

Wow, how time has flown.  We haven’t written since we have been back in the good ole’ USA.  It has been nice to be home for a time, but truly we left our heart and work in Peru and do look forward to getting back to the work there.  We truly praise the Lord that our trip to the USA went well, with no real problems to be spoken of.  Prices and policies of air travel have greatly changed since we first went to Peru.  We used to be able to travel with 2 check on bags at 75lbs a piece, with no extra charge.  They then backed down to 50 lbs, which was indeed tough.  They now have changed things so drastically that on many airlines you now pay for every bag that is checked on (usually $15 for the first bag and many times even more for the second bag).  Continue reading December 2008

August 2008

August 2008

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. Continue reading August 2008

June 2008

June 2008

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Wow, we have so much to tell you.  God has been so good to us and our church is doing well.  We have had a young man working with us for just under a year, and he has been doing a wonderful job.  He had promised that he would come and work with the church for a year, just as a trial to see how things went, and see how the Lord would lead.  We were a little concerned as time was drawing to a close for his one year commitment.  One day while visiting we were talking and he let us know that he would be staying.  He will be traveling back home for a month to visit family and will be back.  Praise the Lord.  We have known  this young man since we came to Peru in 2002, and he has always maintained an excellent spirit, and testimony.  We have been praying that God would use him as Pastor of our newly started work since he has been involved since the beginnings.  Please pray for him, his name is Pastor Fredy Nuñez.  He has done a good job leading the church, and we look forward to him doing great things for the Lord. Continue reading June 2008

April 2008

April 2008

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

The last two months have went by super fast.  In February we had VBS in our church and helped in another church here in Cajamarca.  Shane’s cousin was able to come down and do the program for us.  It was a lot of fun and we had lots of new kids come and about 10-15 saved.  The Sunday after we were surprised with over 60 kids at church which isn’t so bad if you have teachers and classes but they were all in the same class.  They were hanging out the door standing all over the place because we didn’t have enough seats.  What a blessing it was! Continue reading April 2008