Thursday, October 22, 2015

Chinchil Missions Trip: October 2015

October 2015

Once again we headed to the Andes to visit missionary Pastor Josue Tinta in the town of Chinchil.  We were a mix of this year's four ARRIBA students and members from our church, El Manantial - a total of 14.

Pastor Josue always opens his home to us no matter how many we are. He and his wife Zarela do all they can to make us feel welcome.

The need for benches was something we were able to help with this year.

Pastor Josue ordered the wood from a larger town nearby.

We had the metal legs made in Lima and brought them with us on the bus.

Eight new benches

Kyle trying to learn Quechua words and phrases.

Going over crafts for the kids' clubs.

On our way to school for the first kids' club. 

 Because they are in the process of building a new elementary school, we had to meet in a nearby field. 

This year's theme was a "Change of Direction", teaching that it is only by the power of God that our lives can be changed through Christ.

Ready to listen to the Bible story.

Vicky Vega and another young lady (Emily Snodgrass) from our church have gone with us to Chinchil for several years and are now planning on spending most of next year in Chinchil to help Pastor Josue and the church. Vicky will be the first missionary sent from our church.

After the lesson, we broke up in to smaller groups and reviewed the Bible story by asking questions. This gave us a better chance to share
one-on-one with the kids.

Maria from our church is a natural when it comes to working with kids!

Here Jhersson is using an Evangecube to share the gospel with his group.

One afternoon we had to go to the church for craft time as it began to rain!

That made things a little more chaotic but working in the groups helped.

Good interaction with the kids.

The last evening we were there we had a double wedding. 

Cesar and Jacki from our church sang a special.

Thank you for praying for:
opportunities to witness, protection, and health.
There were a few professions of faith, and we are trusting the Lord to continue to work in the hearts and lives of those children and adults who heard His Word.

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