Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cusco March for Jesus 2012

It is always a joy to join with the other Cusco evangelical churches marching through the streets of Cusco proclaiming "Cusco Para Jesus!" Today the folks from El Puente who joined forces with many other churches had a great time.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Church cell groups

We have changed our mid week church bible study/prayer meeting to three cell groups which now meet in members' homes to study God's word and spend time with each other. We are excited that this will also enable us to support each other better pastorally and to really enjoy sharing our lives together.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Church constitution

One of the joys and frustrations of church planting is that we need to organise the church constitution to make it a legal entity. Before we came to Peru I don't think we had ever had our finger prints taken for any reason. Well here in Peru we always need to sign and put our finger prints on legal documents. We are now in the process of legalising the church and so all church members are signing the libro de actas.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New team member

Robyn is studying spanish at university in the UK and as part of her course is spending 6 months in a spanish speaking country. She has chosen to do her placement with us at El Puente and will be working with our various church ministries and projects. We are really excited to have her on board , please join us in praying for her time here in Cusco.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Anjanette's Medical Licence

Thankyou to so many people for praying for my licence to practice medicine in Peru. It has proved very difficult for Europeans to get a permanent licence to practice medicine in Peru. I was presented with 3 options, work in a hospital in Peru for 6 months, take an exam in spanish (similar to medical finals which I sat 16 years ago!) or pay a bribe. Well none of those three options were really options for me but we recently learned that I could apply for a 1 year licence , so Praise the Lord after years of frustration waiting for this I now have a licence which I can renew easily each year. This now means we can get the clinic ready and start seeing patients in Huambutio very soon. Con Dios todo es posible!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

flying our dreams.....

In church this morning the children wrote their hopes and dreams and prayers on a large kite that they made. After the church service lots of us went up to Cristo Blanco to fly kites , as is the craze at this time of year. It was lovely to see lots of families enjoying time together. We have changed the time of our church service from the afternoon to 10.30am , we are really enjoying having time to relax together as a church family on Sunday afternoons.