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Blog Updates as the Smiths minister the Gospel in Peru

Monday, November 30, 2009

Pray for Allen in Cajamarca

Please pray for Allen as he is in the mountain city of Cajamarca all this week teaching a Homiletics course (a preaching course). He will be teaching men from Cajamarca and from the amazon jungle who have traveled a long distance to attend the class.

Pray for his stamina and safety, he had an 8-10 hour bus ride on a "not so nice" bus through the night (meaning, he missed a night of sleep). As soon as he got off the bus, the men from the jungle were so eager to learn, they asked to be taught 2 times a day instead of just one. Ministry has been extremely difficult and exhausting here in Trujillo lately, probably one of the hardest times of ministry we have had, so he was already tired when he left. But, God is always faithful to give us strength when needed.

Praise the Lord for these men who are so eager to learn how to preach the Gospel! This is why we are in Peru! I think Allen getting in the Andes for a week will encourage his heart and mind, the Lord seems to use the mountains to remind us of His greatness and might.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day, we are thankful for you our friends and family!
Yes, I know the "s" is missing in Thanksgiving, but it's still a cute picture :-)

Monday, November 16, 2009

We have our plane tickets!

After being in Peru for four years, we are going back to the U.S. for a year furlough (Home Missionary Assignment). We just bought our plane tickets, and our date is set. We will arrive on February 17th and plan to be in the States for one year.

God has already graciously provided us with a house to live in and a car to use. We will be living in Memphis, TN in the mission house of Independent Presbyterian Church. If you are interested, go here to see it's location on Google Maps.

We would love to visit as many of you as possible and share what God is doing in Peru. Please contact us if you are interested (see email on side bar).

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Peru Mission Beach Trip!!

Last week the Peru Mission crew from Trujillo (6 missionary families and 12 fellows) took a week long beach trip to Vichayito, Peru, which is the nicest Peruvian beach located 8 hours north of Trujillo. It was a refreshing time away from the work in Trujillo and a fun bonding time for our team.

The fathers/missionaries each took a petition in the Lord's prayer and lead a devotional for us and Allen lead us in worship.

There was some serious boogie boarding, volleyball, sandcastle building, swimming and other random fun to be had.

We praise the Lord for such an excellent week of enjoying His beautiful creation, fellowship with a wonderful team and for safe travels along the coast!

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