For the past month, our co-workers have been away from the village, giving our Bible teachers a chance to continue the work on their own. Recently they returned and were surprised to see a lady and her family in the village whom they have not seen for many years.. My co-worker shares that in our early days in the tribe, Peru was a good friend to Keri and Rebecca (our lady team mates). She is bubbly and outgoing, and a really special person. Then in February 2002, Peru became very sick. Everyone was convinced that she was going to die, but the Lord miraculously spared her life. Several months later, she and her husband moved away from our village and we have only seen her a few times since then. This kind of thing often happened back then, because they would think that their illness was due to our presence; therefore they would move away. For many years, Peru has missed out on the chance to hear God’s Word taught, and has been living in spiritual darkness. She has had a very difficult life due largely to her own poor choices and my co-workers hearts have been burdened for her for a long, long time. Well…..just a couple of weeks ago (while our team mates were away), Peru and her children returned to our village. They have been given a house and will apparently be living here again. I am sure the believers played a role in all of this. The Lord’s timing was perfect, as our Bible teachers have just started another “Creation to Christ” Bible class. I guess Peru has attended several of these lessons already.
Please pray with us, that the Lord would give Peru a strong hunger to hear His Word!!
– – Pray too that nothing would hinder her from attending the Bible lessons or pull her away. She seems easily distracted and not very faithful, so please pray that she would come to each lesson. I’m worried that she’ll come to the first week and then think that that’s enough! Pray that the Lord would continue to draw her to Himself and that she would really get a sense of her own status before a holy God and understand how much He loves her.
– – Pray too for her husband Moses and their many children (not sure how many, but at least 7 or 8 kids.) Pray that this whole family would choose to come and hear God’s Word as it is taught and that they would come to a clear knowledge of the truth.
– – Pray too for Peru’s extended family, most of whom are very opposed to the Bible teaching. Thanks so much for partnering with us in this way!