Something “New”…

A new year of volleyball and softball! Luz Marina, Victoria, Diana, Ruth, Delia, and Gabriela are in volleyball.  They are also playing softball along with Milagros, Mayra, Karen Luisa, Xiomara, Elena, and Mayra Estefani. We walk with the girls to the field/court on alternating days and watch as they hone their skills. It’s a lot of walking, but we are glad to follow their sports, as we did with our own kids. On the way home, we pick up the girls taking summer classes. volly 004new stuff 118






We have a “new” ping pong table that  Scott and Micah refurbished with money new stuff 134that was received at Christmas time. The girls are enjoying it, as are we 🙂 Scott used the extra material for shelves in his office and now Micah is building shelves in Pastor Dario’s office from the rest.

The other part of the money received at Christmas time is being used for a week-long trip to a new place vacation spot at the end of January.  Our family will be going along to help as chaperones for the girls. It will be a treat for us to be on the beach again.  Photos will be coming!

We have an opportunity to buy a “new” Landcruiser! new stuff 139It costs $6,000 as is, but after some repair, it will be a little more. We would LOVE to have one again. It’s a 1972 and ours was a 1969 but they are very similar. The only problem is, the lack of funds…  We used all of our money from selling the cars and furniture to make the move (and buy 30 new sets of clothing that were desperately needed for the girls). The Landcruiser isn’t available until the end of February at the earliest, so we’ll see if God supplies the money??? Maybe He’ll show us a better deal on a different one?? We would appreciate your prayers about this.

A Step of Faith

We had a visit last weekend from Pastor Isaac and his wife, Dora. While Pastor Dario Quintana is the lead pastor of both the Torre Fuerte church and girls home, Pastor Isaac has been the main preaching pastor at the church for the past six years.

ISAACThey have recently announced to the church that they will be leaving this at the end of the month, and moving to the city of Cusco.

They visited us this morning to talk about their call, their positions in Cusco, and the uncertainties that await them. They thought maybe we could relate to their circumstances.

They have been praying for almost a year, feeling that God was telling them that they were finishing their time at the Torre Fuerte church. They have been uncertain where God was sending them next, but began to feel a tug toward the ancient city of Cusco, close to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu.

They have a pastor friend in Cusco, whom they contacted, to discover that his church in Cusco has been praying for a pastoral couple to come along and help them. From what I can understand, the church where they will be serving has had some problems, and their heart is to help restore and rebuild that church.

Of course, a move to a church that is struggling is a move into financial uncertainty. Pastor Isaac is moving his family, not knowing for certain where they will live, or how they will earn enough money to live. But… they feel certain that Cusco is where God wants them, and that God will provide.

So, maybe you who are reading this could be one of the channels God uses to help provide for this family? If you would like to help them in their work in Cusco, please contact us.