Besides losing a friend and fishing partner, we're now also down an awesome Alpha leader and the most enthusiastic member of our Thursday night Beta Bible study. I know his absence will be noticed. Although he hasn't expressed an interest in the Comunidad Cristiana so far, his unique leadership style and his passion for God had us secretly hoping God would raise him up to be a leader in our church. Without him leading the third Alpha group, I'm not sure what we'll do yet.
Pray that God would guide us as we think through where we go from here. Pray that He will raise up new leaders, especially men, to fill the leadership gap. Pray for C and Y as they adjust to this unfortunate but inescapable change for their family. And pray that God will provide opportunities in Lima for C to continue growing in his faith and sharing that with others.