August Prayer Letter
Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
God greatly blessed in August! One of the most exciting things that happened in July was our annual youth conference. It was one of the best conferences that we have had since I have been here! We had 17 young people accept Christ during the conference. Several others surrendered to full-time ministry and should be starting to train at the Peru Bible College. We are very thankful for Jim Roberts, missionary to India, that came to preach the conference. He was a great blessing, and God greatly used his preaching to work in the lives of the young people. During the youth conference, we also had a special time of outreach were several different groups of youth went out to evangelize in Arequipa. There were five professions of faith because of this outreach!
Would you please pray for the young people that have made decisions to surrender their lives full time to the ministry. For some of them it will be difficult to talk to their families about this, and many times their parents will be upset and not want them to go to the Peru Bible College. Also, please pray for the finances of the Bible College as we will need more support to help pay for some of these new students. Would you consider giving a one time gift or taking on the Peru Bible College for support?
One Sunday night in July, we had a very special time at Omega Baptist Church. We had the Lord Supper, and two of the young men of the church were able to lead this special time of remembrance of what Jesus has done for us. After the Lord’s Supper, we had a short time of testimonies. It was encouraged to hear different church members stand up and give their testimonies of what God had done in their life.
Also, just recently, I have started meeting with some young men interested in ministry on Thursday nights after our church service. Please pray that God will continue to work in their hearts. I desire to see them grow in the Lord and hopefully surrender to full-time ministry.
David and Katie Gardner – Missionaries in Peru
Peru Ministry exists to glorify God through the establishment of biblical churches by equipping and mobilizing indigenous churches and missionaries in the least
evangelized areas of the world.