Peru's Hope Ministries

March, 2005 Update

Hello Everyone,

I know I am way behind on my March update. Why? I will let you know in the April update. The good news is that the April update is just around the corner.

March started off slow, but finished off with a bang. I started a new ministry to the street kids. We have a Bible Study twice a week at the corner they call “The Portales”. They call it “The Portales” because that is the name of the corner store where these kids hang out and work. They watch motorcycles and cars for those who go into the store or the pharmacy on the opposite corner. They watch the motorcycles so they do not get stolen and they put cardboards on the seats so they do not get hot and their customers can get back on in comfort. They hope for a tip from those whose motorcycles they watch. They usually only make about 10 cents a customer and about 3 soles for a days wages. It is not much money but enough to eat that night , if they are lucky enough for their school supplies and something to give their mothers.

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I decided to do a study with them, it is hard because they have to take a break from their work or run back and forth while we are coloring. I try to make it worth their while by giving prizes and a snack. Here are a couple of picture of us sitting on the sidewalk doing the study and coloring afterwards.
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It has turned out to be my favorite ministry, one of the reasons is because I see these kids almost everyday and I have gotten to know them very well. I have visited their homes and gotten to know most of their parents too.

Praise Reports: The other great thing that happened this month is that thanks to all of your prayers the Easter teaching on the resurrection went great and we had many kids from Terminal and Masusa who accepted the Lord as their Savior.

Financial Report: We received the amount to do basic ministry this month, (Praise the Lord). We still have to catch up for the last 3 months where we got behind, but this is a good sign.

Prayer Requests:

Thank you all for your prayers and financial support.

            God Bless   

                   Albert Smith 

Calvary Chapel Murrieta Attn: Peru – Albert Smith 24225 Monroe Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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