Working together to strengthen the church in Peru: scenes from eyeglass and evangelism campaign by Coordinator Paco Laos, Mike teaching at Seminario Luz y Verdad and Pastor Gustavo Requejo’s promotional art for Worldview class, Elk Ridge Baptist visiting team VBS outreach.

August Prayer Requests
1. Paco Laos, our team coordinator and friend, is suffering from some health problems. Please pray for his return to health.
2. Please pray for three mini courses and 10 standalone classes that we hope to write and record in the next four months.
3. Please pray for safety and blessing for Mike’s upcoming Ancash trip.
4. Pray for schedule coordination.
5. Funds are low, as is usual over the (US) summer. Please pray for more funds as we head into the very busy spring (PERU) season. .

We’ve been teaching:
Defensive Apologetics (Church Seminary Class)
What Women Need to Know About Jesus Christ (Women’s Bible Study)
Worldview (High School Class at Camp Pearl)
Worldview (Church Seminary Class)
Weaving the Gospel into a Bible Story (Teacher Training Class)
The Church and the Sexual Revolution (Mini-conference)

Power of Prayer

When the going gets tough--the tough get praying! 

Ok, that's not really a saying, but prayer really is the best thing to do in a bad situations. God really shows up when things get harried and stressful.
Or maybe just pay more attention to what He does.

Two recent and noticeable answers to prayer:

When the team from Elk Ridge was here, the washer broke down and the repairman thought that it was going to need a costly repair.  The team prayed, and when he came back to check if the problem was the computer chip in the washer, it just worked!  The repairman concluded that there had just been water in the machine causing a short circuit (There had been a leaky roof that we had just repaired).

On a busy day, a cell phone disappeared from the house.  Suspicions were rife because there was work being done on the bathroom and people coming and going.  We sent out a prayer request that God would clear this up. The phone, which had been missing for a week, turned up in a completely unexpected place, to everyone's relief.