Recently, HeartCry sponsored a five-day training conference in the region of Pacaipampa, Peru. About fifty-five pastors and teachers traveled many hours through the mountains and the rain to a small town in Pacaipampa called San Luis. Throughout the week, the fifty-five men met in a small church building and received instruction on the topics of Expository Preaching and the Doctrine of the Scriptures, taught by HeartCry missionaries Jose Luis Siancas and Javier Carhuapoma. Along with the teaching, all of the pastors received a John MacArthur book on preaching and Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology.
Please pray fervently for these men and the teaching they received. Although the pastors of Pacaipampa would put most of us to shame by their zeal for the gospel and the advancement of the glory of Christ, many of them have very limited access to sound resources. This was a rare opportunity for them to sit under sound instruction from the Word of God. Pray that they would grow in their appreciation of the sufficient, authoritative, inerrant Word of God and in their ability to expound and apply it in the churches they lead.
Below is an e-mail from HeartCry missionary Javier Carhuapoma giving us an update on the week:
“I give thanks to God for his blessings in the work of the ministry. It was a great joy in the Lord to be able to travel to San Luis in Pacaipampa. It was a very long trip, and it was wearisome, but it was an encouraging time. God blessed us by bringing fifty-four students from the mountains, and we spent a wonderful week together. We learned a lot from the brothers that participated in the course as we saw their love for the Lord. Many of them traveled by foot two, four, or six hours to get to the academy.
“The Scriptures say that the harvest is plentiful, though the workers are few, and that we are to pray that the Lord might send more workers into His harvest. We believe that our Lord has answered these prayers. There are many brothers that are willing to study in order to better serve our God. They will be in the future academy modules, Lord willing. The next module will be from August 31 to September 4. We give thanks to the Lord for the books that HeartCry was able to give to the students. We ask you to pray for these men, that the Lord would be guiding them in their studies and that they would all move forward in this work.”