Exciting Weekend

This past weekend was quite busy.  It was the weekend we had planned with the Abancay SDA church to pass out more of the 5000 “Viva con Esperanza” books we had purchased.  Once again, thanks to all those who have given to our fund, which made this purchase possible! It began Saturday morning when the pastor from Abancay (1.5 hr drive from Curahuasi) came with five members from the church. He led out in our worship service Sabbath morning and in the afternoon we organized the logistics of passing out the literature.  That night they stayed with us and were up early getting ready for the help that was arriving.  Sunday morning more than 30 members of the Abancay church descended on Curahuasi to distribute the books.  It was great to see the members (the youth were in their Pathfinder uniforms) helping spread the hope of Christ in our town.  Pray that those who received the books will read them and that they will be directed to the Word of God.  Also please pray for the pastor and the church in Abancay.  They would really like to find some land here in Curahuasi where they can eventually build a church.  Hopefully we will be able to help them with this in the future! .

The pastor also helped us during Holy Week with some in home Bible studies

The pastor also helped us during Holy Week with some in home Bible studies

Church Sabbath morning.

Church Sabbath morning.

After going from home to home passing out books, we all met in Stephen and Finley’s house for some refreshments.  However, the water soon ran out!  Luckily we had water to drink, but nothing was coming out of the tap.  Unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence here in Curahuasi, but just added to the stress trying to keep the toilets flushing and difficulty washing things (like your hands).  Fortunately we were able to head over to the hospital (they have their own well) and load up on some water to at least be able to clean up a little and keep the bathrooms functioning.  🙂 Konika and Finley did a great job preparing food all weekend for our visitors (lunch and dinner on Sabbath, breakfast Sunday, and refreshments for the 35-40 people in the afternoon). In the afternoon was the “despedida” (going away party) for the Wright families.  Though we won’t be leaving until mid-June, Stephen and Finley will be leaving next week.  We had a great time with some skits, songs, food, and friends.  We are realizing how difficult it will be to leave here next month! Thanks once again for your prayers and support!

Some of the boys helping to unload the books

Some of the boys helping to unload the books

Pre-distribution meeting

Pre-distribution meeting

Pastor giving books to the Pathfinders

Pastor giving books to the Pathfinders

Members from the Abancay church

Members from the Abancay church in Curahuasi

Empty boxes

Empty boxes

Loading up on some water

Loading up on some water

Stephen getting doused with water at the going away party

Stephen getting doused with water at the going away party

Funny skit

Funny skit

Christian, the school principle praying with the kids.

Christian, the school principle praying with the kids.

Final prayer

Final prayer

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