April had its sad moments. We had a wedding–a young Christian couple from one of the smaller churches we have in Arequipa. It was a testimony too to their families. We need to pray for these young families. So many homes are breaking up. The children are confused and the result is a very corrupt society, quickly losing morals and Christian values. This shows up at school in countless cases, and the required “new” curriculum the government is imposing on schools is Godless. In every area they omit the Lord and try to impose on all schools that this trash be taught.
We pray we will stand firm, though if they come and “observe” how we are teaching, we may be fined (most of these “fines” are really bribes to let us be. We are thankful for the freedom we have experienced for years and pray it will continue, to be able to teach God’s Word, His values, and His salvation to all who come here.
As always, we ask prayer for leaders to be raised up here, in our main church here, more elders, and in the other smaller churches in other neighborhoods of Arequipa and in valley and mountain areas in he region. Bob has a meeting each Monday afternoon for discipling and training about seven men for this purpose.