Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Best Friends

Abigail and Areli are inseperable. The sad thing is that Areli's dad will graduate from the seminary in December and Areli will be moving away. I am sure tears will be shed.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Church at Home

Today is census day in Peru. Everyone, by law, is to stay at home until they have been counted. We were counted on Friday since we are living inside an institution but still, everything is closed. This will continue until 6PM, but even then public transportation will be difficult. Our church people decided to not even have a late evening service. We had church at home today. Benjamin was our song leader, Rebekah the pianist, Abigail the Sunday school teacher, David gave his testimony, I sang a special, the girls sang a special and Jacob preached the worship service message. It is awesome to see our children developing and using their talents for the Lord. Abigail also played a piano special.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Ladies of Victory

Yesterday we had our very first ladies meeting at Victory Baptist Church. The meeting went well with 16 ladies present. We had games, a testimony, object lesson, Bible study and a craft. All in 2 hours. We are studying Pearls from Proverbs so the theme and craft had to due with pearls. We all had a wonderful time and are anxious for the next meeting. We will be meeting once a month for now. They are excited about doing something special for Christmas.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Yesterday afternoon David went out to the Briceno house (Jack's parents) where he met with Fanny's nephew. Fanny is Jack's wife. Irvin is an 11 year old who was interested in hearing about how to be saved. Praise the Lord he was saved yesterday. We are rejoicing big time in this house, seeing how God is already using Jack's death in the lives of many. At least 100 people heard the salvation message on Friday night at the viewing and Saturday at the burial. Jack and Fanny's family members were in church on Sunday. All of Jack's immediate family is saved but none of Fanny's. David gave a strong salvation message at the end of his message on the Doctrine of Man and how God has marvelously created the human being.

Rejoice with us!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Rebekah and Abigail( carried the bride's train)
with Jack and Fanny at their wedding
Wednesday morning a young man in our church was killed in a car accident. He worked as a minerals engineer in one of the mines in southern Peru. He and several other company employees were on their way to Lima and then on to see their families. At 8:30 AM, a large truck with rolls of paper crossed the center line killing 9 of the men and injuring 14. Jack was only 26 years old and leaves behind a new wife. They had been married a year in June. His family also faithfully attends our church. David had the privilege of marrying them last year. Their names are Jack and Fanny BriceƱo.

As of right now his dad and brother are on their way to the city of Ica (where the accident took place) to bring the body back to Trujillo for the viewing and funeral. Since they don't embalm the body here, things have to go quickly. Ica is about 11 hours drive from here. They flew down, hopefully they can fly back with his body.

Here are our prayer requests:1. That God would be glorified through Jack's death. We know he is in the presence of his heavenly Father.
2. That the wife and family would be comforted.
3. That our church would rally around this couple and meet their needs. We are prepared to do that, but we would like this to draw us even closer together.
4. That David would have wisdom through all of this. His schedule, for the first time in months was open this week, the Lord knew he would need a lot of available time . Also this is his first time in a death situation like this. Since he married them, it is going to be harder. 5. That the unsaved world would see our hope, that one day we have the hope of seeing Jack again.