Thursday, May 1, 2014

2014 ARRIBA Jungle Trip

Each year in March/April the ARRIBA students and I have the opportunity to share God's Word for two weeks in Peru's Amazon jungle. This year we headed  first to the community of  28 de Julio (28th of July) and the following week was spent in the larger village of Grau. This year's ARRIBA students, Sam and Rachel along with two other young ladies, (Savannah Froese working at BMM's school for MKs  and Delsi Cordova a national missionary) held kids' clubs and ladies' meetings during the day. While they were working with the children and ladies, I had a daily Bible study with several men each week on Christ's crucifixion in our place and our salvation. In the evenings Sam and I took turns preaching in special services.

Setting off for a 3 hour boat ride to 28 de Julio.

This is 28 de Julio. We slept in tents on the porch of the first house on the left and ate our meals at Pastor Felipe's house next door.

Rachel working with a craft for kids' club in 28 de Julio.

The kids with the finished craft showing Christ's birth, death and resurrection

Sam leading games

Game time on the beach

Ladies Meeting in 28 de Julio

Sam preaching in the evening service
 *FYI - it's not cold in the jungle. The jacket is only to keep the mosquitoes from biting!

Rachel and Savannah at church with some of the kids

Sam leading the kids at the VBS closing program at church

The 4 men I taught the week we were here in 28 de Julio. Pastor Felipe is to my left as you look at the picture.

These are the 4 men in my class in Grau.

In Grau we set up our tents in a community center close to the church. The table for studying and eating was a blessing!

Sam in Grau leading games with a group of the smallest kids

In Grau the ARRIBA students had an hour to speak to the high school students. They got to present the Gospel to about 60 students who eventually filled the room.