Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Here is our December/ 2010 Year End update

November, 2010

I was blessed to be able to go home to California to be with my family for a few weeks, I spent time with my mom and my sisters. I was also able to visit my daughter and granddaughter. The whole month was a special time for me.

I was also invited to visit CC Rocky Mountian in Calgary Canada, they have a very fun and loving church and I had a great time visiting with them. I also got to experience a bit of the cold that they live with, quite a difference from Iquitos.

December, 2010

Lydia and the children's church workers did a great job putting on a children's program, where many of the children participated in acting, singing or performing in one way or another.

The Jr. Highers performing

Painted up as frogs

Samson & Delilah

Many people opened their hearts and gave to the children's Christmas programs that we do every year. So we were able to do five "chocolatadas" this year. The "Chocolatada" is a giant pot of hot chocolate served with paneton (an italian bread), this is a common snack served to the children every Christmas thoughout Peru.

The four regular sites that we do every year were:

The extra site we did this year was a river community called "Nuevo San Juan", it is place where Pastor Javier and his family have been visiting off and on for years, his father, Pastor Ramon started visting there first. It has been on Pastor Javier's heart to visit this community from time to time, especially now that they are without a Pastor, but they are trying to raise up one of the local church members to take over there.

Here is the chocolatada at our church in El Terminal.

Rosa, Luz-mila & Lydia serving

Serving the children

Serving the children

New Years Eve

We were blessed to be able to throw a party for our two youth groups; the youth from El Terminal and our new youth group from Belen. We had worship, games, teaching, snacks. Everyone had a good time even us older folks became young again when it was time to play.

Isn't it amazing how competitive everyone gets when they are trying to win a prize, even if it is just a pencil or an eraser?

Everything calm during the worship & teaching

The craziness begins

Scrambling to find a seat

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It was really nice to spend some time just having fun with the kids, and getting them out of their environments for a few hours of clean wholesome fun. And keeping them out of trouble on a night when many young people are out doing dumb things. Their communities are full of bad language, drunks, fights etc.. On Weekends, how much more on New Years Eve.

El Terminal

Jeremy has gotten one of our young men (Jesus) from the youth group admitted to the Calvary Chapel Bible College in Lima, we are going by faith that the Lord will provide support for him, while he attends this semester. The semster begins the first week of February so we will ship him out soon.

Team News

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

Praise Reports:

Prayer Requests:

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.

*Note: The dollar is currently 2.78 or 278 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 Memo - Peru, Jose Garate

Raul's offering go through Friends of CCBC, Peru (CC Chula Vista), (above)

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