Tuesday, October 9, 2012
But we are already making a calendar. We would love to speak at your church, small group, or just with your family if you'd like to hear us! We love sharing what God is doing here in Peru. We will be in the U.S. from the end of October to January, so please let us know if you'd like to meet up with us.
Little Eva is already gearing up for her U.S.A. visit:
Friday, October 5, 2012
We had to postpone our church outing because of a really rainy day, but this last week we went and had a blast! It was our first big outing with Eva, and she did great. She even got in the pool for a few minutes.
It was a great time because we had people from the youth center, our church here in Maldonado, and the church in Puerto Pastora. It was a great time of fellowship and fun. Thank you for your prayers. It was great to see some fruit from these past 3 years of work in all three ministries.
Unfortunately, all our pictures from the baptisms got deleted. We are extremely disappointed to not be able to show you, but we will hopefully be able to get a couple from Octavio and post them soon. We let one of our kids take the pictures, and must have accidentally deleted all of them from our sim card at some point because we are missing a lot of them. But we did have a couple from after the baptisms of us all eating together. Hope you enjoy these:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The kids seem to love it! We only have a few, usually no more than 8. But they come enthusiastically ready to sing, learn the Bible verse, and do a craft. I'm so excited to share that last week, 3 of them accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
The biggest advantage to doing this children's class is training. It's so exciting to see these girls learn to teach the Word of God. I have gotten to see what He has done in their lives these last couple years, and now getting to see them pass it on is amazing!
Please be praying for our children's class. We are hoping that this will be a good training ground for more and more youth.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Bryan has taken every Monday morning to disciple four young men. For the first half of this year (and a little of last year), he has worked with two guys who have been coming a long time. About a month ago, he invited two new guys to meet with him. It has been a time of getting "real" with them, really finding out what they want in life and where they think God is calling them.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Yesterday was Eva's 3 month birthday. Time has gone so fast. It was a real treat last night - we got to hear her laugh for the first time. Bryan was "boo"ing at her, trying to scare her, and she loved it! Bryan and I both teared up a little. Then today, she rolled over by herself from her back to her tummy! She is really growing.
Things have been going really good here. We had a D-Now weekend a few weeks ago. Here's some of the pics from the life-changing weekend. Many of these kids have never done anything like this. They didn't want to leave.
We also had some friends come visit, and it was a lot of fun to be with them. They really helped us in the D-Now, but also cooked for us almost every meal for two weeks. It was amazing and Bryan and I learned a lot!! Thanks for coming Darrell and Taylor!
It's been a really crazy summer for us, but we are so glad to say that we've seen 6 people give their lives to Jesus in these last couple months since being back from Lima. Praise the Lord!
I've also started playing with our praise band - singing and playing keyboard. I'm a little rusty, but they are being patient with me.
Last thing - we've created a Facebook group called "Eva in Peru." Since we have so many people who want to see a new picture every other day, we created this to not overwhelm all our Facebook friends. But if you are not a member and you would liked to be overwhelmed with her pictures, just let me know and I'll add you.
Pray for revival amongst our kids!
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
In case you haven't seen pictures on Facebook, here is our beautiful angel - Eva Grace Davis:
I will update our ministry stuff soon, but I wanted to go ahead and get a picture of Eva on here. We have a Facebook group with a lot of pictures and videos. If you'd like to be a part of it, just let me know and I will invite you.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Crazy couple of months! We have been in Lima, and God has been so faithful to provide us with work, some friends, and a time of rest together.
Bryan has been working from our apartment teaching English online. It is an American based company that teaches students all over the world. It is a really cool program! And we really feel like God just dropped it in our lap. Our internet is not fast enough to do this in Maldonado, but it has been a perfect way to pay for our time here in Lima. God is so faithful!
We're still in the waiting process for Eva - I'm now 40 weeks and 2 days! But waiting has become a lot easier since last Monday when my mom and sister-in-law got here. It has been nice to explore the city with them and just enjoy some time together. My dad and brother get here tomorrow and Bryan's parents will be here in a little less than 2 weeks. We are blessed that so many of our family members are getting to come visit us while we're one plane ride closer to the U.S. than normal.
One thing we've done since our visitors have arrived is take pictures. I know normally people take maternity pics when they are 6 to 7 months while their bump is still cute and not enormous. BUT..... oh well. Sarah was really excited about doing these for us, and I think they turned out really well. I'm so thankful for such a talented sister-in-law! Here is the link to see them:
Maternity pics by Sarah!
We've gotten to be part of a really neat church in our time here, and we've met several missionaries and been encouraged by what God is doing among them. Thank you so much for your prayers during this time. Now we just need everybody to collectively pray for Eva to get tired of being in my belly and come out on her own pretty soon. When that happens, another blog post will go up with some pictures!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
At the end of December we were taking Obed one of the 14 yr old kids home from the youth center. He told us that he had been teaching kids in his neighborhood things that he was learning at the Youth Center. He has been mee
ting with them for over a year off and on. This completely shocked us to hear that he would take the initiative to start meeting with his friends and teach them about Jesus. We are excited to see what God is doing in his life. We look forward to seeing more fruit. Please be praying for Obed. I am meeting with him personally during his summ
er vacation. He is helping me clean the Youth Center and then we are doing a Bible study.
There is a young girl named Sophia who was saved in the Youth Center. We have been discipling her over the last year. This January she has helped us start a Children’s program in the Youth Center. Folks, I cannot tell you how encouraging it is to see her teaching children about Jesus and praying out loud boldly. Please be praying for Sophia and our Children’s program
February 26th I will be travelling upriver with Octavio and a team of medical doctors. I will be serving the team as a translator. The doctors will be seeing indigenous peoples from different communities. We are going to be entering into a protected national park called Manu Park. There are many people we will be seeing that have only h
eard of Jesus a few times. There are also uncontacted people groups inside the park. This is an opportunity to take the gospel to places it has never gone before. Please pray for protection for me and that I would be a blessing to the team that I am serving as I continue to share the Good News. Please pray for Delana while I am gone as well.
I get back March 6th and March 10th to the 15th we have Hoops for Hope International coming. We hosted Hoops for Hope la
st year and it was a huge success. Not to mention it was a lot of fun. This year my friend from school Jon Wible will be leading the team. We will be teaching fundamental basketball skills as well as sharing the G
ospel with about 100 kids. We will have some of the same kids as last year. Please be praying that God would touch the hearts of the kids we are working with. Two of the kids from last year have been consistent in our discipleship classes.
Keeping in touch
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