Thursday, March 18, 2010

I've been in Lima the past week to work on my carnet/visa. I also have Internet access there. I do not in Yanama. So now I can write something on my newsletter. Sunday, I was able to visit Iglesia Bautista del Salvador in Barranco and really enjoyed it.

Here is the plaza of Yanama.

I'm surrounded snow-capped mountains.

I have gotten settled in and am trying to build relationships with the people in the community. In January, I passed out calendars with Alvo (a believer from Chiclayo was in Yanama for a few weeks) into order to help introduce me to the community and meet people. The calendars have a bible verse for each day, so it also served to put some Scripture in the homes of the people.

I am meeting new people all the time. I have been able to share some with some. But they did not respond to the gospel. But the power of the Gospel is strong, and I am confident that people will believe as I proclaim it to people.

Please pray that I will be able to build relationships with the people of Yanama and that God will open doors the witness about Christ (Col 4:3) and that God will open hearts to receive the Gospel (Act 16:14).

Please pray that I would be devoted to prayer and the Word.

Please pray that I would grow in Christ-likeness.

The people of Yanama speak more northern Conchucos Quechua than Spanish, so pray that I can communicate clearly the Gospel. Most can speak Spanish, but they speak Quechua to one another and some speak only Quechua.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Prayer Card

Here is my prayer card. It no longer says "Bolivia" because I am no longer scheduled to go to Bolivia. The IMB is not going to continue work among the southern Bolivian Quechua. So now I could end up staying in Peru serving among the indigenous of the high jungle or going to the Quichua of Ecuador or possibly someplace else. So I change the word "Bolivia" to "South America". I also included my skype name. (Not that I have Internet in Yanama, but I can use it when I'm in Huaraz or Lima). 

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My house

Here are some pictures of my house. It is the second floor of an adobe house with a concrete floor. The bedrooms have wood flooring.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Road to Yanama

Here are two videos of the road to Yanama. It's only about 70 miles or so between Huaraz and Yanama but it takes five to six hours to make the trip. You zig-zag up the mountains from ~10,000 feet to over 15,000 then back down to ~11,000. The mountains are absolutely beautiful. It takes you through Huascarán National Park (Huascarán is the highest peak in Peru and second highest in South America at 22,205 feet).

And here's a photo: