Pictures--August Team in Los Angeles

Children in Los Angeles enjoying teaching.  This community has few resources.  Chris told me that the only game the kids had there was rolling a lid from a bucket with a stick.  The community is at an altitude where fruit does not grow.  Many children do not have shoes, and have never received a toy.

L to R Walter and Ruth Ccoicca, Maritza and Cayo Cardenas, Mike and Tammy Riggs, Sam Grillo, Bill and Becky Rowley, Silvi Linares

Lunch Break

On the road

Excited to have their picture taken so they can look at it on the digital camera.


These pastors and leaders completed a survey of the whole Bible.

The bus we used is in the background.  Most of the women and children were still  in their groups, so they aren't in the picture.

This LA doesn't even show up on Google Earth, but its central location allows people from many pueblos to come for teaching.

BB team in LA (Peruvian style) (August)

One of the big events in August was the arrival of a Believers Bridge team composed of Bill, Becky. and Robert Rowley, Sam Grillo, and Silvi Linares. Here is a post from Bill and Becky's blog, (click on their blog name)  to read the whole thing.)  Rowley Adventures: In Los Angeles: "But I thought you said you were going to Peru?" Yes! And we are. And we went to Los Angeles today. In Peru. And I can guarantee you w...

Sudden change of plans for Becky and Miguel (July)

Miguel and Abby

Becky and Abby

Becky and Miguel (and of course, Abigail) were supposed to move to Andahuaylas at the end of July so he could be youth pastor in the IEP church here.

The church here tore down their main building to rebuild a bigger facility.

They found out that they had to make a new foundation, because the old one wasn't adequate.  This was a lot more costly than they thought.

What used to be the worship area of the Andahuaylas church
There's an old joke that if anything goes wrong in a church, you fire the youth pastor.  On the very day that they were going to sell their furniture for the move, an elder called me to say "tell Pastor Miguel not to come because we don't have anything to pay him."

And after some urgent rushing around that's what happened.  Miguel was able to get back his job as religion teacher in a school in Lima (he had already resigned, but hadn't been replaced.)

They are going to work on getting his visa and green card so they can come to the US and recruit supporters for their planned ministry with Believers Bridge.