Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Everything is going well down here, Sorry it has taken me so long to put out an update, but we continue to be very busy with the ministries the Lord has given us.

March-April, 2010

We had two teams in March that arrived on the same day. First a team from my home church CC Murrieta, CA. and second a team of students from the CC Bible College in Lima. All together we had 24. We split the teams in two, Jeremy took the students and I took the team from my church.

Both teams worked together perfectly at our different ministry locations. The students led the children in worship and silly songs, the Murrieta team taught the children Bible Stories and helped them with crafts, that they brought.

Also a few of the young men from the Bible College got to teach at our different services. They taught at the two river communities, at El Terminal and also at Pastor Javier's church. And sisters from CC Murrieta taught the women's ministries.

Centro Fuerte

Here is the river community of Centro Fuerte, it is a three hour boat ride on the Momon River from Iquitos by peke-peke, the boat you see below.

Getting to Centro Fuerte by peke-peke

Kids working on their crafts

The big kid is Edgar

showing off his craft

Face painting

Face painting


Here is the river community of Panguana, it is also a three hour boat ride, but on a larger boat because this community is on the Amazon River which is a more powerful river. Sorry no photo of the boat.

The students having fun with the kids

The students having fun with the kids

Elizabeth teaching the Bible Story

Donna explaining the craft

The kids working on their crafts

Face painting


Belen is near the center of Iquitos, it is known as the floating city of Belen, because the lower part floods during the rainy season and most of the houses are rafts that rise as the river rises and then lower again when the waters reside.

Getting to the kids by canoe

Donna teaching the children

We have a full house

The children working on their craft

Face painting

the kids going home

Team News

Here is a link to Jeremy's Web-Page ,

Praise Reports:

Prayer Requests:

Ministry Opportunities

Pastor Javier has the opportunity to buy the house he is living in, this would be a big blessing for him and his family. The cost is about $1800 (U.S.), if you would like to contribute towards this please put "Iquitos, Pst. Javier" in the memo section of your checks.
(Memo: "Iquitos - Pst. Javier)

Opportunities to partner with us:

If you would like to contribute to any of the following ministries\expenses:

You can send donations to the following address:

	Friends of CCBC, Peru  (CCBC = Calvary Chapel Bible College, Peru)
	1771 E. Palomar Street
	Chula Vista, CA 91913 
	Memo: "Iquitos - XXX"  
(Where XXX = Ministry House, River Ministry, General Fund, Children's Ministry, etc...)

Albert's Financial Status:

Support is down, I am just starting to be affected by the economy in the States.


Raul is currently receiving $25 a month.

*Note: The dollar is currently 2.80 or 280 soles for every $100 (U.S.).

Thank you all for your prayers and financial support.
         and God Bless   
                Albert Smith 

Calvary Chapel Murrieta 24225 Monroe Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562 Memo = Peru, Albert Smith Or for Jose or Raul: Memo - Peru, Jose Garate (the river Preacher) or Raul

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