Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Here is our August 2011 update, yeah I know it's October, sorry about that.

We had a team from CC Rocky Mountain, Canada, visit us in August. They brought many blessings to Iquitos. First, they did a weekend camp for our youth, this is the first time we have been able to have all of our Youth Groups together at the same time. We had youth from six locations.

This was the third and biggest youth retreat that we had this year. The Lord is doing a work with our youth and having the youth retreats has really energized our youth and filled them with a new outlook on thier walk and of their church, I think that gathering together has given them not only good teachings but a sense that they are part of something bigger than just their little church in their little village. Now that they know the youth from other villages, the youth from Centro Fuerte wanted to visit Panguana, so we trained them on how to teach Children's Church and they did the program when they visited, they also had a good time with the teens that they knew there and encouraged them.

The team from RMCC also did workshops, where they taught Inductive Bible Study, Drama, Puppets, etc. things that the young people could use back at thier own church's.

Youth Retreat

Teaching time

Playing a game

Puppet Workshop

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Dinner time

Dinner time

Everyone together

Children's Church

Second, the team from RMCC also brougt lots of crafts, which they did with the children of El Terminal, Centro Fuerte and Panguana. here are picture of the children at El Terminal, the RMCC team divided them into two teams the boys and the girls, which worked out really well, since the boys work and play games totally different than the girls.

The girls doing a craft

The girls doing a craft

The boys playing a game


Pastor Jose had prepared the brothers and sisters in Panaguana for a baptism and it turned out to be a real blessing. The church members there really took it to heart and it was a real special time for them. They painted the church, recieved us with music and a great lunch, then we moved down to the local swimming hole where Pastor Jose and Pastor Quinn baptised ten church members mostly from the Youth Group.

Church members recieving us

Preparing lunch

Walking to the creek

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Those who were to be baptised

Those watching

Explaining what is happening



Play time

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Team News:

Raul will have to appear before the judge in Ayacucho soon for the final hearing, he is innocent, but that doesn't mean he will be free and clear, please pray that it all goes well and that the Lord will provide for his travel and lawyer expenses. Ayachuco is in the Andes about a 12 hour bus ride from Lima.

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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 still down, but praise the Lord I'm still here.

*Note: The dollar is currently 2.70 or 270 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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