Wednesday, December 31

Peru Mission Trip

Tomorrow morning Karen and I will fly off to join a team of missionaries high in the Andes for a Bible conference and a time of encouragement and equipping. We will be in Cuzco, a city in the rugged Incan region of southeastern Peru. It is a particularly poor part of a country wracked in recent years by political unrest, economic instability, and cultural devolution. Sometimes threatened by the Communist-trained Shining Path terrorists, but more often threatened by the numbing realities of poverty, isolation, and ill-health, the region all around Cuzco is a "field white unto harvest."

We will be helping the missionaries think through the process of starting schools--but even more importantly, we will seek to build up, strengthen, and bolster the wonderful team of Mission to the World workers in that amazing corner of the globe. Do pray for us. Pray for the missionaries we'll be working with. Pray too for the Quechua-speaking believers there, that the nascent church-planting movement emerging in their midst may be used of God to usher in a whole new epoch of grace--and that a redolence of both justice and mercy would result.

As with the trip to Iraq earlier this fall, Joanna will be holding down the fort at the King's Meadow offices. She plans on posting regular blog updates as we are able to shuttle news back to her.

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