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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Saturday, June 30, 2007

CMS Address Change

As Peru Mission grows, we are experiencing many exciting changes. One administrative change is that we recently changed accounting firms; therefore our address for sending in support has changed as well.

As of July 1st, the address change will take place. Please send any support to the following new address (the forwarding order will only be effective until December 2007):

Christian Missionary Society
Attn: Allen Smith Family Support
PO Box 53363
Knoxville, TN 37950-3363

Our new secretary is Rebekah Johnson. If you have any questions, she will be more than happy to assist you. Here is her contact information:

Rebekah Johnson


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Updated Pictures

Mary Allen is Here!

Mary Allen safely arrived into this world at 7:30 AM. She weighes 8.12 pounds and is 20 inches long. The hospital does not have internet access and I do not have much time right now. But I'll write more later with many more pictures. Thanks for your prayers!

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Shorter Catechism Project

Before Mary Allen arrives, I wanted to update you on one area of music development: the Shorter Catechism Project. My goal this year is to compose tunes for the first 38 of the 107 Westminster Shorter Catechisms. Of course they are all in Spanish, translated by our very own Alonzo Ramírez.

The children out in Witchanzao have really taken to these tunes, primarily because Jaime Castillo loves teaching them these biblical truths. Even though many of the kids don't yet regularly attend church, they love to sing these tunes. It is thrilling to hear many young voices singing these catechisms around the neighborhood !

So far I've recorded the first nine catechisms. If you are interested, click on the links below to hear samples:

WSC 3 (tune style: Peruvian Huayno)
WSC 5-6
WSC 7 (tune style: Peruvian Criollo/Marinera)

Only 98 catechisms to go!

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