The Church in Tacna, Peru

Nov. 12, 2009

Greetings brother,

I have wanted to write for a while; but I am always busy and forget important things like keeping in contact.

Well, things have gotten better and for this I ask that you thank God and keep praying for us, especially as a church.

Daniel continues to attend meetings with us although not in complete fellowship. In the Lord’s Supper, he does not partake of the symbols and he does not preach or lead meetings — because he has decided to marry Karla, the unbelieving girl (she has shown interest in the Lord, coming to the meetings; so far Patricia has not been able to begin a Bible study with her).

What is encouraging is that the new brothers and sisters are growing despite the “crisis” and even more encouraging, new people have begun coming who are interested in following the Lord. This has really encouraged us. Thanks to all of you, I know that you pray for us.

Please keep praying for us. I ask that you pray for brother Luis Inquilla, a young believer who is interested in serving the Lord, possibly he and his wife could be raised up by the Lord and become instruments to be used among us. Please give our thanks to the brothers from Hutchinson, we received an offering last month and again this month an offering from you.

I will share my personal prayer requests with you — recently I have begun working in a high school, in addition to the university where I continue to work. This takes more energy and time; but I have been able to raise my income. Sadly, this only leaves me Fridays to do discipleship studies. I would like to have more time; I keep praying to the Lord that he improve my economic situation so I could be more involved in His work than in making a living. In regards to moving to Chile, we are going to do it; but only to Arica, that is less than one hour from Tacna, so I could come to Tacna every weekend and continue to care for the congregation. Patricia and I are praying to the Lord for these changes in our lives — we hope, with the blessing of the Lord, to look for opportunities to work in Arica in January. We know that there are many economic opportunities there, especially for me, in the teaching of the English language. That way I could improve my earnings to possibly more than twice as much as in Peru, and in much less time. Of course, money isn’t the big motivation. I see the advantages, ability to save some money, and others.

Well, brother — my greetings to all of you.

In Christ,

Herman

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