Eddy Solano, who serves with HeartCry as the administrator in Peru, recently made a trip to the northern mountains to help with the purchase and assembly of a large meeting tent and the distribution of two hundred Bibles. HeartCry purchased the meeting tent in order to provide a more suitable teaching environment in the hot, sunny Andes Mountains. The tent will be used for conferences in Pacaipampa as well as for the regular modules of the Bible Institute for pastors, in which over fifty students are currently participating. We are thankful for the Lord’s kind provision and for those He has raised up to sacrificially support this ministry. The following is a brief report from Eddy.
This past week I traveled to a small, rural village in the northern part of Peru called Frijolito. The community is located in the midst of the Andes Mountains, about an hour from the border with Ecuador. The purpose of my visit was to deliver and assist in the installation of a tent for a biannual conference.
Missionaries and pastors arrived with their families from various surrounding villages, some walking as far as a day’s journey to participate in the conference. The conference focused on the pastoral ministry and family. Situated in a very hot climate, the people were able to enjoy the teaching a bit more comfortably with the shade provided by the newly installed tent.
I also accompanied Pastors Javier Carhuapoma and Jose Luis Siancas in distributing two hundred Bibles to twenty-four local pastors and members of their congregations. Many of those who were receiving the Bibles did not yet have one of their own. Their expressions of joy and gratitude were unforgettable. A few local pastors with whom I was able to talk shared that these Bibles were a great tool in expanding the Kingdom of God.
I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in the conference. It was a true blessing to stay among the people and share in their customs and joy as they received the Word of the Lord.