The clock is ticking and we have about 9 months left until our planned return to the US next April. We're not here to build a ministry that revolves around us and needs our continued presence; we're here to equip and mobilize Peruvian leaders to reach out to others. In particular, we're interested in passing on our passion for the Alpha Course and whatever wisdom and resources we have related to university ministry.
Our strategy for achieving that end is to identify and partner with a solid, enthusiastic church that cares about people currently disconnected from a life of faith.
We've visited 4 churches in Pucallpa so far and are planning to visit 4 or so more. Would you pray that God would lead us to the "right" church for us? We're not looking for the "best," the biggest, the loudest, or the brightest (necessarily). We want to find a church where we can connect with people and contribute in a meaningful way, a church where we could comfortably invite others (and particularly college students), and a church that could partner with us to birth new ministries.
We've committed to choosing a church home before the beginning of September. Until then, we really can't move forward in our work here. Please pray for this super-important, foundational step in our journey here in Pucallpa. Thanks in advance! We'll keep you posted.