Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
What are you willing to die for?
What a privilege it is to serve the God of Heaven! I recently heard a message out of Acts 7 where Stephen preached his last sermon. This sermon was so important to Steven that he was willing to die for it. What are we willing to die for? We want to preach the gospel at all costs, just as Steven did.
We have great news! After nearly 4 months of meeting at Macedonia Baptist College, God has provided a building for us to meet in. We were excited to hold our first service there on Thursday, October 22 with 75 people in attendance. The church is in Umacollo a part of Arequipa that does not have a gospel-preaching church, but is the location of the second-largest university in Arequipa. Our building is actually right across the street from a new entrance to the university. We believe this will be a wonderful opportunity to reach college students with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray that the Lord would continue to supply the needed funds for set-up. God provided in a miraculous way the money needed to begin renting. Now we need to purchase seats, sound equipment, church literature…well, everything! We appreciate those of you who have already given to help meet this need.
We are looking at the opportunity to begin English Classes at Omega. There are many people interested in learning English, and we are excited about using this tool to reach more people.
December 18-20, we look forward to traveling to Ilo, a city about 6 hours from here, to hold a Christmas Conference at the Peniel Baptist Church.
Sara is busy helping prepare for the annual ladies’ conference in January. The theme will be “Living with Excellence.” She’ll have the opportunity to teach several classes during that week. Please pray for many ladies to be able to attend.
Caleb is almost 8 months old now, has 2 teeth, has started the “da-da-da” babble, and loves peaches. He and Josiah are getting along very well. Sara wonders what kind of trouble they’ll be getting into here soon! Josiah is all boy and loves dogs, cars, and sneaking cookies with Daddy. Those 2 really keep Sara hopping!
Thank you so much for your part in the ministry here in Perú!
Robert, Sara, Josiah & Caleb Stover