We designed this presentation for camp ministry, but it's also a good intro to the ministry and Peru for anybody. It could be used in a missions moment as well, or possibly in Sunday School. You can get it to play with speaker notes by clicking on the gear and selecting that. If you want to use this and need any help please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We also have presentations on the geography, transportation, and foods of Peru. Let us know if you would like to use or see those!
We are really immersed in Andahuaylas now. We have gotten started with the Bible Institute work, joined a church (the Iglesia Evangelica Peruana Central) in Andahuaylas, and we are really seeing all of the Challenges here - including ones that we hadn't expected. That's what I want to share with you. One new challenge is managing our money - but not in the way that is usually meant. Since we have been in Peru, we have been using ATM machines to withdraw our salary. It is deposited once a month, and we are used to taking out a little as we need it and leaving the rest in our U.S. bank account to avoid carrying much or having much money stored in our apartment. That worked great in Lima, but it is a different story here. Monday we went into town, the ONLY ATM machine in the city to withdraw money for this week - but it was down for service. We decided to wait on Chris's Birthday present until the next day - which was his birthday. But, the ATM was still down, we asked the manager, …
We analyzed the story presented in the Bible for our Bible conferences, and it profoundly affected how we view things. Mike’s emergency eye surgeries for glaucoma have certainly put physical vision in the limelight. And we’re glad to report that his vision is stable in the right eye and his actually improved in his left eye. This has been a wonderful answer to prayer.
As we start a new year another kind of vision has been on our minds. The vision of our ministry. Planning for another year of ministry is a good time to check on our ministry vision, and how it lines up with God’s vision.
The source for all missionary work and vision is God’s vision as presented in the Bible. A few years ago we analyzed the story presented in the Bible for our Bible conferences, and it has profoundly affected how we view things.
Reduced to its bare bones, the story of the Bible is this:
The main character, God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) always existed.
God created Man 1, the other major char…