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Happy 5th Anniversary, Seeds of Love!   Leave a comment

Josué and I are grateful to God for putting it in our hearts 5 years ago to start a children´s club with Mama Luz. She named the Club “Seeds of Love.” We began with 20 kids, and 6 staff. We now have 80 kids each week, and the same 6 staff (with some youth leaders too). We are honored to be part of God´s work here in Iquitos, and pray that He will put it on the hearts of many people to support us, so that we can continue. These kids are future missionaries and ministers of God´s Word. Keep praying for us.

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Posted June 3, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Perseverance   Leave a comment

The last 2 months, my class studied Perseverance—finishing what you start even when it´s hard. The lesson was from 2 Kings 2, the story of Elijah´s passing on his mantle (ministry) to Elisha. The verse was Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” We learned how God is always blessing us and how He wants us to follow Him.

Posted June 3, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Rochy and David   Leave a comment

                       Siblings Rochy and David received a package from their sponsors, Leah and Alex. Being thought of and receiving new clothes made them so happy, as you can see from their smiling faces. We are grateful that our sponsors pray for, mail packages to, and donate money for their kids–it really makes a difference!

Posted June 2, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

“Seeds of Love” T-shirts for Sale!   Leave a comment

Would you like to have a reminder of our ministry to wear? Would you like to encourage Josué and me in our new small business? Would you like to help us serve our children here in Iquitos, Peru? Would you like to have a way to share about our ministry to others?

You can! On our trip to the States, we will be selling T-shirts with a beautiful “Seeds of Love” emblem. They come in 3 sizes: L, M, S (but I must say that they are larger than their size; L is like XL, M is like L and S is like M). There are 2 colors choices: green or light green. The cost is $20. We have a limited number, so email me to reserve yours this week.

Posted May 26, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Happy Birthday, Club Kids!   2 comments

Here are pictures of recent birthdays our kids have celebrated. Hover your mouse over each photo to see their name. Leave a comment if it´s a child you sponsor! We love to know that you are seeing your donation make your child smile.

Thanks to one supporter for sending in an extra donation for Hiro, who doesn´t have a sponsor, to help him enjoy his birthday. He, and all these kids, are appreciative!

Thanks to the sponsors who sent birthday cards in the mail a month in advance, so it got here on time!

Posted May 24, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Happy #16, Meshi!   Leave a comment

Today Alberto “Meshi” turned 16. We are blessed to have him living with us—he´s become part of the family—and grateful for his supporters for caring so much for him and covering his costs to live with us and attend a Christian school. He´s doing well this year: studying hard, helping around the house, and becoming a leader in the youth group. He is happy and healthy—no more sickness since his emergency surgeries a couple months back. Thanks for your prayers for him and his walk with God.

Posted May 20, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds

Evangelistic Outreach   1 comment

Last month, I asked Meshi (Alberto) what he had on his heart for the youth group. “Helping and evangelizing flood victims” was his answer. Everyone pulled together to make it happen. The church and youth donated a lot of food items (thanks to Scott W. for providing 25 bags of rice). I taught classes on evangelizing. The youth group spent a lot of time practicing sharing the Gospel with one another and in prayer. Josue and I, with Meshi and Mama Luz, took a preview boat trip last week.

Saturday, the youth group and leaders boarded a boat, delivering gifts of food to 25 homes. These families have been living in their flooded homes—on slats of wood near the roof, with only kneeling space, some with young children, a fishing rod, wood fire, and a pot—for 5 months.

Out of the thousands of flooded homes, we believe God led us to those 25 homes. The families told us we were the first in all these months to visit them and bring them a bit of hope. It will still take several more months for the river to recede and the land to dry out.

At each home, 2 youth and one leader got out of the boat to stand in water or sit on the wooden slats of a home to share with them God´s love. Nine people, including 2 children, accepted Christ, and a few more recommitted their lives to God. We prayed with the families, invited them to church, and left the food.

Please pray with us that they will “grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus.” One 14-year old had NEVER heard of Jesus but said she´d always felt something missing in her life. I said, “It´s called ´eternity.´ God has put that space in all of us, and only He can fill it. You are made to live eternally; it´s up to you to decide where.” She chose Heaven! What an incredible day!

 “The only person that can satisfy the aching abyss of the human heart is Jesus Christ.” –Oswald Chambers

“My soul finds rest in God alone.” –Psalm 62:1

Posted May 20, 2012 by Seeds of Love in seeds