La Luz de Cristo para Perú Volume 5 Issue 8 August 2010
Medical Mission | San Juan de Iscos The ministry has been so blessed by the recent medical mission that served the people of San Juan de Iscos, Patarcocha, and Tinyari. If you have been following the ministry, you know that the Kuyay Talpuy education project is centered in this region and that the past year has been one of ups and downs, persecution and success. We made a decision many months ago to bring a medical mission team to this area in hopes that history would prove true… in the past, medical mission teams have been able to break down barriers and open doors in communities that have otherwise been very difficult and very closed to the Gospel. We hoped to put this historical trend to the test in Iscos… In July, a team of 16 North American short-term missionaries, 16 Peruvian missionaries, and 12 local volunteers worked on the medical mission in San Juan de Iscos. During the week, there were 1018 medical attentions (medical, dental, ophthalmological). Men, women, and children of all ages attended the medical campaign, sometimes waiting in a line that began forming at 4 a.m.! Of that number, the “Spiritual Team” saw more than 800 patients for a time of sharing, listening to them, and praying with them. Of that 800+, 508 accepted Christ for the first time. Now our job is exponentially larger!!! We must now follow up with each new believer and help them to “plug in” to this new Christian community. Our team has already begun this process… Darwin, Susy, Milagros, Tania, and Rocio have begun to do home visits and meet with the new believers. Susy and Rocio are involved in the new church plant that meets each Sunday evening. But, as is always true (and Biblically true), “the harvest is plenty but the workers are few.” We hope to gain another worker in the next couple of weeks—a Peruvian missionary who has worked with us in the past will be returning from her assignment and we are praying for her to begin work in the Iscos/Patarcocha area. Please be in prayer with us!
Missionary Interns — Serving Christ in Peru WHAT IS LIFE LIKE FOR MISSIONARY INTERNS??? IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE RELATIONSHIPS THEY BUILD... We have had the distinct pleasure of hosting two Mission Society missionary interns this summer. This was not our first time to work with interns, as we were Intern Directors for our former mission agency, Mission Discovery. We learned long ago that we LOVE these “twentysomethings”, with their high activity level and open minds and willingness to try new things and learn more! The world gives young, college-age adults a bad rap… they really have a lot to give and a lot to say to the world. We just love working with them and we are honored to spend time getting to know them and helping them grow in Christ. Missionary interns serve in a variety of ways. This summer, we had interns serving in the Kuyay Talpuy projects by helping teach our students, helping serve the teachers, tutoring in the afterschool programs, etc. They helped with Kid’s Club on Fridays, helped lead Sunday School and church services on Sundays, and did home-visits with the school director. They taught English classes to adults and children. They served during a medical mission and helped us host shortterm teams. One intern visited women in a Peruvian prison and shared Bible lessons, participated in literacy programs for children, and visited numerous Peruvians in their homes for prayer sessions and sharing of her faith. All of these things were important, and all of these jobs supported the existing ministries and helped to build them and make them stronger. But, the number one most important “job” of a missionary intern (or ANY missionary, for that matter) is to build relationships with the people and to love them well. The old adage is true… “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.” In our experience, your level of success in the ministry and your level of commitment to the people are in direct correlation to the depth of your relationships and the intensity of the love that you have for the people you serve. I’m so proud to say that our Mission Society interns are top-notch at building relationships and loving on the Peruvian people! They gave 100% to the people that they served and it showed through the tears and long goodbyes during this past week.
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Left: Mission Interns and Kuyay Talpuy teaching staff took a retreat day and hiked the Huaytapallana Glacier! Bottom: Mission Interns on the trail to Huaytapallana (Meghann Lau, Taylor Knapp, Emily Heinz, Rachel Robertson)
Prayers and Praises Please continue to pray for the Kuyay Talpuy school projects and for the communities of Iscos, Patarcocha, and the new project in Tinyari—opening this month! Praises for the supporters who came forward and provided Bibles for 80 school children and 25 adults this month. Pray for the medical campaign that will occur in San Martin de Pangoa (Peruvian jungle) next week. Pray for the interns who served with us this summer… Emily, Rachel, and Taylor. They have completed their time of service in Peru and have headed back to the USA. Pray for their transition time as they re-enter North American culture. Pray for the Peru team of missionaries as we work to share Christ’s love with the people of Peru.
Left: Intern Rachel Robertson reads to Kuyay Talpuy student Mari Emilia.
Praises and prayers for intern Meghann… she arrived in July and will serve with us until midOctober. She is already making a huge impact within the ministry. Continue to pray for our sons in Texas, Ryan and Miles. We continue to pray for all of YOU as you continue to support us through your prayers and your financial support. Thank you!!!
PERUVIAN CHICHA MORADA
1 gallon water
16 ounces dried purple corn (maiz morado)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon whole cloves
5 large lemons, juiced
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup fresh pineapple, chopped 1/2 apple, chopped
vor ite!! !
Bring the water to a boil with the corn, cinnamon sticks, pineapple, apple, and cloves in a large pot. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer to remove the corn, fruits and spices. Stir the lemon juice and sugar into the chicha until the sugar has dissolved.
Peruvians serve this drink
warm, but you can also serve cold.
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