In the past few months, the Lord has really stressed to me the importance of preaching the Truth of God’s Word. Several times a month, we have Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses knock on our door trying to share their “good news.” Sadly, their message is contrary to God’s Word and leads people to Hell. It has become even more urgent to me to lift Christ up high as I share the truth of God’s love. What the world needs is Jesus, and not anything else. Please pray that myself and our fellow laborers here in Tacna would be faithful in teaching others to speak the truth of Jesus Christ, so that others might know “the way, the truth, and the life.”
Calvary Baptist Church:
We are thankful to God for the church that we have been privileged to work in for the last 8 months. It has been wonderful to see more people out and participating in visitation opportunities. What a blessing to see people with a desire to share Christ’s love with those of their community! As a result, God has blessed us with a consistent number of visitors in our services. This past Sunday, one man trusted Christ as his personal Savior following the morning service. Please pray that the Lord would give us wisdom as we minister here.
Our Thursday evening Bible study continues to be a great tool in teaching the Word of God. Even through the winter months when there was colder weather in the evenings, the Lord gave us a consistent number of people from the area. Now that the weather is getting warmer, we are praying that even more folks will come. Every week we have shared the Gospel. Please pray for Libia, Cinthia, Elisabet, Rosa, and Andres to be saved. Specifically, please pray that God would help these people to understand that good works cannot save them. Many people have the idea that religion or even just “taking an interest” in God will take them to heaven. Please beg God with me that these precious souls will understand and pass from “death” unto “life.”
Sara is doing well, and is now in the 3rd trimester. Our 5th little one is due at the end of January. Josiah is working away in 1st grade, Caleb knows his ABCs, Joshua will celebrate his 3rd birthday in November, and Lydia is talking up a storm and climbing on everything. It is a blessing to serve the Lord as a family here in Peru!
-Visa approval: We continue to wait for an appointment to present our papers for residency. The process has taken longer because the Peruvian government is becoming more reluctant to grant religious visas.
-Land Update: God has brought in $1,620 for our Christian school fund. Our goal is $80,000, and as the Lord brings the funds in, we will be able to negotiate a price and move ahead in this area. Thank you for your prayers and gifts toward this need!
It is a privilege to see the Lord at work here, and humbling to know that it is only with the prayers of God’s people that the work can continue. Because of this, we can agree with the Apostle Paul as he states in Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”
Your servants for the Savior,
Robert, Sara, Josiah, Caleb, Joshua, & Lydia Stover