Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fiesta de la Luz

El Puente hosted a terrific light party. We had a record number of children in the church, it's always a good sign when the helpers are having as much fun as the children. There was a wonderful team spirit and it was great to have the church open and showing God's love and light on a day when so many people are focused on darkness. We pray that El Puente will have many more opportunities to show God's light in the community in Cusco.

Huambutio clinic is nearly ready

We plan to start seeing patients in Huambutio on Nov 13th. Here are some photos of how the clinic is progressing. Next week we will start to fill the clinic with furniture and medical equipment then all we will need is the patients!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Plans for November

We are about to start a busy few weeks, getting ready to open the clinic in Huambutio as well as various other important events. Here is the schedule of what we will be up to, please join us in praying for the following:

 Mon 29 Tues 30 October Buying equipment for Huambutio clinic and organising the final renovations.

Weds 31st October El Puente will host a light party "Fiesta de Luz" alternative to halloween party. Many families will be out trick or treating people go into shops and restaurants asking for treats, we plan to have a fun party at church and hope that many families will come and join us.

Nov 1,2,3,4 Scott will travel to Arequipa where he is speaking at the national youth camp. Some of the young people from our church are also going. Please pray for safety as they travel and that God will bless their time away.

Nov 5,6,7,8,9 Anjanette will be working full time this week helping out with an MMI (Medical Missions International ) medical campaign in Cusco.

The following week (Nov 13) is when we aim to start seeing patients in Huambutio .

Nov 13-16 Scott will be in Lima representing the Youth Committee having meetings with the national directors of Peruvian Baptist Convention.

Thankyou for journeying with us and praying for us .

Saturday, October 20, 2012

El Puente Pollada

In Peru when people need to raise money for a specific cause it is very common to hold a pollada. People sell tickets for the chicken potato and salad meal and then meet together to eat and fund raise. Our church young peoples' group will soon be travelling to Arequipa to attend a youth camp organised by the Baptist Convention, they are hosting a pollada to help with their travel costs. Tomorrow morning the food will be taken to a communal oven and cooked ready for the pollada after the church service. Hopefully we will have as much fun sharing the meal together as they did preparing it!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scott in hospital

This last month Scott has been unwell with gall stones, thanks to a strict low fat diet he has lost 15kg in weight (!) and earlier this week he underwent surgery in Lima to have his gall bladder removed. Leaving the children behind in Cusco and negotiating an unfamiliar health system in a different language was a bit stressful but we have received tremendous support from many different people all round the globe and we have felt uplifted by peoples' prayers, thankyou! Scott had the op in a Christian hospital, before the surgery the hospital staff prayed with him and there was a very latin american style picture outside the hospital theatre of Jesus present next to the surgeons at the operating table, we certainly have felt aware of God's presence with us this last month.