Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ingleside Baptist Church Requests and News...

Here is the update from yesterday:

One thing these men asked specifically for in prayer was to speak God's word with boldness. Let's pray today that the Holy Spirit would pour out on them giving them the boldness they are desiring, and that God would be glorified through that. Pray that the Lord would prepare the hearts of the hearers of the word to receive the great truths He is going to reveal to them today.

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Ps 37:4 What a great promise from our Lord! As the men on this team and the Peruvians are delighting themselves in the Lord, there hearts will desire the right things. Glory to God!!!

"After breakfast, we headed down the rocky, bumpy road back to Zatza. All roads in the Santa Cruz area are very bad, worse than you're imagining. You can't drive more than 5 miles an hour in many places.

When we got there, they served everyone fried egg sandwiches which were the best food we've had so far, and some mint tea that was very good. The service started as usual with singing and praying. Sometimes, the leaders pray and speak in the Quechua language. And when they pray, everyone prays aloud their own individual prayers. Alejandro gave the first message which was about the relationship between the church leaders and the congregation. Then David gave a message on Baptism which brought lots of questions, comments, and discussion afterwards. Then they fed us chicken soup and hot peppers (rocoto) and a dessert made from squash.

There wasn't enough time for another lesson because they're having a service there tonight. So we sang and prayed some more and went back to Conay and made food for the service tomorrow. After a dinner of PBJ, we went back to Zatza for an evening service. It's amazing what they go through to get to the service. It takes 20-30 minutes for us to drive there and some people walk and many are very old women. In the churches, everyone always greets everyone else on the way in and when leaving. They sing and pray very passionately.
During the service, Eddie gave a lesson on heaven. Tomorrow, we're going back Zatza for the last day of the conference, then down the mountain and up the mountain on the other side of the valley to Huaylas."

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