“So we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8
By God’s perfect grace, Iglesia Cristiana de la Gracia, is growing rapidly. Thank you for praying with us over the Church plant here in Cusco, Peru. We are excited to see so many coming to church for worship on Sunday mornings and throughout the week for prayer and discipleship. Please pray with us for a new location as we have outgrown this building! We keep purchasing new chairs and still have people standing. We are excited to see growth through new membership and a hunger to learn more biblical truths. Praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness.
For the past year, the members of Iglesia Cristiana de la Gracia have been financially supporting a family who has been starting a church in Lima. We were able to host them while they visited Cusco. We, as a church, were blessed and excited to hear about their church plant and ministry.
The children’s ministry is growing. Every Saturday afternoon, the neighborhood children are able to come for a time of learning basic biblical truths, games, and fellowship. This month, the church hosted a team from Chile that came to do a Vacation Bible School program for the children. The team was also able to reach out to the neighboring community by meeting with some of the parents of the children who come weekly. It is amazing to visit with brothers and sisters from all over the globe.
Why do we go to the unreached people of Peru preaching and teaching? We go because we want God’s name and glory to be magnified among the nations. Our vision is to train indigenous leaders and pastors throughout Peru so that they may be better equipped to reach their people for Jesus Christ.
How can you be praying?
-The church plant is in desperate need of a new building and supplies to accommodate its growth. Please pray with us for $3,500 to be raised up for this. The funds will be used towards a new building’s deposit, chairs, supplies needed for children’s church and nursery, and a projector for services. Please contact us if you feel God is leading you to help with this.
-As we have begun a new year, our monthly support has begun to drop and so we are in need of more financial partners. Please prayerfully consider financially partnering with our family as we continue the work here in Peru. Your monthly support enables us to live and work among the Quechuan people sharing the gospel. Will you partner with us?
We would like to thank you for all that you do and have done for our family. We pray for our supporters regularly. Please continue to pray that God’s name would be glorified and that He would receive the glory and honor.
Joe and Jayne Martinez
Serving in Peru
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