Our family is in Peru for two years to serve with Extreme Nazarene. We are living in the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado supporting our team of 8 missionaries as 12 churches are planted here in 18 months! Please keep checking in to keep up on our our ministry and adventures in Peru!

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Last Saturday we had our first baptism here in Puerto! It was very exciting because 2 of the 3 people baptized are being discipled by our 40/40s! It is awesome to witness them making this commitment and amazing to see the fruits of our work here!
We drove out to a neat little spot out of town. We had a little mix up on transportation so while we were supposed to leave at 8 or 9am, we ended up leaving at around 10:15am...true peruvian style. Most of the group of about 30 crammed into a cumbi (basically a van) and we rode with Tyson in the motocar. It was great...I love how I no longer get frustrated by this sort of thing...I am adapting I guess:)
We started with a hymn to which Tyson played guitar and a short message from Olivia and Elisa who were our pastors for the day as Pastor Freddy is gone for the month. They did an awesome job.

We did the baptism in a little river...the water looks really dirty in this picture...and it was. But, they were still washed clean:)

This boy, Manuel, is from one of Ana & Olivia´s communities!

Gladys was also baptized and is from one of Callie & Carmen´s communities. She also opens her home every week so they do a service...she is an extremely sweet lady!

And after we celebrated with food and play...futbol of course!

It was a wondeful day and an awesome time to witness and celebrate new life in Christ! Please pray for those baptized (the third person was, Carla, a teen from the church) and for our team as the continue to diligently evangalize, disciple and hold services in their communities. More to come about what each of the pairs and all they are doing!

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