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J U L Y

2010

T H E C U S C O C H RO N I C L E S

ABOVE: OUR CHURCH LOGO

LEFT: THE CUSCO MISSION TEAM

July was an exciting and busy give toys to the children. We beautifully for the benefit of the
month for the Cusco team! We could have never accomplished city of Cusco.
hosted our first campaign of all of this work without the help The service projects we
North Americans, and it was a of the campaigners. They accomplished during the
huge success. Approximately encouraged us deeply and campaign are part of a new-
30 campaigners, consisting of helped us to get things started found focus for our team.
about 10 from the supporting here in Cusco. The video on Weʼve decided that the best
churches of each couple, came our blog will show you what a way to show the love of Christ
together as strangers and great week we had: http:// in the city and also the best
worked together like a family cuscoandthecooks.wordpress.c way to make contacts will be to
for a week. They worked hard om. direct much of our time and
all week in our building, Their hard work together resources to serving the city.
preparing it to be used in the reminds me of the name we Weʼre not exactly sure what
very near future. They also chose for the new this will look like, but God has
worked to build two homes for congregation, Iglesia de Cristo, already blessed us with
flood victims in Lucre, a poor Congregación Ayllu (in English, wonderful opportunities. The
village about 45 minutes Church of Christ, congregation houses we have constructed in
outside of Cusco. Additionally, Ayllu (see logo above)). Ayllu is Lucre are just a start to what
some of the men helped to a word from the Indian we hope can become an
construct a house for a sister in language Quechua which ongoing program of
the church here in the city. indicates the ancient concept of constructing houses. Weʼve
Weʼve also developed a a community working as a also established relationships
relationship with some schools family, a concept that applies with several orphanages and
for very poor children on the beautifully to a family of schools. Maybe the most
outskirts of the city and some of Christians. The campaigners exciting possibility comes in the
the campaigners visited these were a great example of “Ayllu” form of a relationship weʼve
schools to spend time with and as they worked together so developed with a group of
psychologists (see photo to the arrival date, we have decided to
right). In the next month, these have several “preview” services
professionals are opening a leading up to our “grand
home that will house 16 mothers opening” service at the end of “I PLANTED, APOLLOS
who have had children as the October. While all our meetings WATERED, BUT GOD GAVE
result of sexual abuse. The that involve worship to God are THE GROWTH.”
home will house both the equally important, these first --1 CORINTHIANS 3:6
mothers and the children and services will serve as a means to
provide training to help them practice our services in Spanish
psychologically as well as to gain as well as to introduce our
work skills to provide for their church to the community. The
family. As we both begin our first one of these preview
works, we hope to partner services will be held Sunday,
together to help these women. August 15th, so we are busy
Weʼve donated enough money to preparing for it. It is a little
them to provide all of the beds frightening that Matt will be
that are needed. In return for our preaching his first Spanish
help, the psychologists have told sermon in the new building in
us that they want us to help the just a little over a week! Between
women spiritually. They admitted our monthly preview services,
that they could help we will have what we are calling
psychologically, but not “comeback events” which will THE G U YS WITH T HE
spiritually. In connection with take place the Saturday following PSYCHOLOGISTS
this, they have offered us the each service. They will be a way
opportunity to come into the for our visitors to have fun and
home one hour a day to provide get to know each other, as well
the women spiritual guidance as attract new visitors to the
and Bible teaching. Nothing is church. The week before our
written in stone up to this point, inaugural service, a campaign
but the potential is huge. Please group will come down to help us
pray that God will bless this prepare, as well as join us for the
opportunity. inaugural service as we begin
The next two and a half months officially meeting together to
have some very important dates worship as a new congregation.
as we begin the work here. Please pray that God will bless
While we plan to have our the next two and half months as
inaugural service on October we begin meeting as a church.
24th, roughly a year from our CHARL A’ S FAMILY C A ME
TO V I S I T

GABBI’S SWEET SMILE


CONSTRUCTION C AMPAIGN 2010

TOP LEFT: THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN GROUP


TOP RIGHT: MEN WORKING
MIDDLE LEFT: BUILDING AND PAINTING
ABOVE: OUR GROUP: FROM ESTES--JASON LOCKRIDGE,
MITCH AND NATALIE ZLATOVICH, STEVE AND MARIE
JOHNSON; FROM FINGER--RODNEY AND MISTY WEAVER,
ZACH FOUST; FROM STANTONVILLE--MIKE AND JUSTIN
SHIRLEY; NOT PICTURED, FROM WEST 7TH ST.--JOSH AND
VANESSA HARDIN
LEFT: THE GROUP AT LUCRE, WHERE THEY BUILT TWO
HOUSES FOR FLOOD VICTIMS
CONSTRUCTION C AMPAIGN 2010

TOP LEFT: PAINTING

TOP RIGHT: PART OF THE GROUP AT THE TOP OF


MACHU PICCHU

MIDDLE LEFT: VISITING A SCHOOL

ABOVE: BUILDING A HOUSE IN LUCRE

LEFT: MATT PREACHING DURING THE SUNDAY


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