Lily Silverthorn returned to Peru to continue work at the mission on February 8. I am following her having arrived March 6 just after midnight (leaving March 5) in Peru. The following is a recap of Lily's first month down here (recaptured mainly from looking over her expenses and having her recall the day to day events while she was here). Hopefully after completing this mostly February recap, the March chronology will be a little more real-time and less based on an accounting re-telling .... ! ;-) Anyway, Lily has been one busy founder and had not had any time for blogging ... but a lot of time to get a lot done.
We want to acknowledge our early givers and update you on the status of the donor commemoration wall. We just came back from the mission, and we did accomplish building the donor wall in the front courtyard (photo). We fully intended to have the engraving done for our very appreciated early donors, however our engraver turned out to have let us down at the last moment. It is now our intent to get this done 'first thing' on our next trip in February.
Since many people are not familiar with Peru and perhaps what took us there, and what we are doing exactly and where in Peru it is, I put this little backgrounder together. Would welcome any and all corrections or suggested additions to make it even better. Fascinating area of the globe, definite need and cause for support to this area, and we are definitely committed and in the middle of it and welcome any and all assist.
Purpose: Continue construction of the (now functioning) Missionary House in El Carmen Ica Peru which was started in Mar/Apr of 2013. Since October 2013, church services have been held there weekly, with some outages due to road construction, but that was all complete by January 2014. Past outreaches have left a strong relationship with community, and much is left to do. We desire to work on the second floor of the missionary so construction workers, painters, etc are very much welcome; more importantly we seek true missionarys on this outreach to utilize the functioning first floor, as well as outreach to the surrounding communities of El Carmen, Los Olivos, San Pedro and Invacion, to show Christ's love and compassion to these residents. Prior outreaches already being setup for eye glasses, dental, medical and clothing work. This missionary home has been doing missionary work even before it had walls up!! Now that it's half built, we can do even more!! Join us, and be part of a legacy that this community is strongly appreciative of!! We have a strong church youth support that comes up weekly from Ica to work with the missionaries as well.
Need: Laborers and Evangelists
Notes: If the Lord puts in your heart to go please contact us by phone or email. The Branch Church of San Diego is also planning to take a group in August. You will not be alone!!
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:19-30
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