Well April is over and it looks like we are already halfway through May. It is really crazy to me how fast time seems to go. This past month was busy and blessed as usual. The kid’s school is in full swing, and Jessica and I were talking to John Bonner (the director of the Bible College) about how having the kids in school is like culture shock all over again. Seeing how education works here and watching the parent teacher interaction gives some interesting insights into the Peruvian mindset. Though it can be challenging because it’s not what we are used to it is a blessing to be able to see things from another perspective.
My Isaiah class finished up and so my teaching responsibilities at the college are finished for the semester. I’m happy to say all the students passed the class, and by the grace of God hopefully grew in their relationship with Him. The book of Isaiah is so rich that I think I could teach it from now till the end of my life and still be challenged and learn something new every time.
We were blessed this month to be able to go on a missions trip to Cusco with the Bible College and I have to say I was blown away. God really answered prayers in preparing the hearts of the people that we preached the gospel to and many committed their lives to Jesus. Cusco is a very dark place spiritually and normally street evangelism is met by hard hearts and skepticism. Another thing that blew me away on the trip was the maturity of the students as plans changed, the weather was contrary, and we had drunks trying to crash the VBS. I have been on many short term trips, and something that seems to be a constant problem is selfishness and disunity in the team. I feel like I was really able to see the work that God is doing here on campus in the lives of the students by their godly responses to all the challenges of the trip, and the unity of the team.
I could go on a on about the things that God is doing here, but I want you all to actually read this, and I need to get ready for graduation this Friday so I’ll wrap things up with some prayer requests.
- Please continue to pray for Jessica’s health. She is heading to the States for a few weeks to bless her grandma and travel is really hard when you’re sick.
- Pray for all the students for clear direction in their lives in regards to where God wants them after the semester.
- Pray for Matt, Romeo, Anya, and I as we prepare to take a week long trip the the jungle the first week of June to teach a class to pastors in the Awajun community of Moyobamba.
- Praise God for His goodness to us. We are expecting a sweet new addition to our family in December!