Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Here is our December/Year End update for 2011

2011 was a good year, the Lord was very good to us again. He allowed us to be here in Iquitos doing ministry. We want to thank all of you who are with us financially and in prayer, because without you we could not be here doing what we do.

How will they know the way to heaven, unless someone tells them?
How will they call on the name of Jesus, unless they know He is the way to the Father?
How will they know that all men are sinners and destined for hell unless they ask forgiveness from Jesus?
How will they hear the good news unless someone goes and shares the good news with them?.
And how will some go, unless they are sent to share the good news. Some must go and some must send
Romans 10:14-15 (paraphrased)

We would like to thank those of you who contributed towards the Chocolatada and those who contribute during the year to our Children's Ministry. We believe that the children are an important part of our churches and their lives can be changed for the better by knowing Jesus and having better morals as they grow and start their own families.

So a big part of our budget goes towards the children and youth. We have four permanent locations for Children's Sunday School, and thanks to you we provide crayons and coloring paper weekly to the children. We also have other projects, prizes, crafts, etc, that we do with them during the year. Of course doing ministry where we do, we are blessed because of you to be able to help the children with medicines from time to time.

We also have the start of a teen training program; so far we have sent five teens through basic computer training and we have three teens in a special program so that they can finish High School, they are doing very well.

You see us on Facebook now, where you will see more pictures and more of the ministry in Iquitos = Calvary Chapel Iquitos.


"Chocolatada" is a Peruvian custom whereby some Churches, businesses, organizations, etc, give hot chocolate and paneton (An Italian bread with fruit bits in it) during the Christmas season. Usually to the underprivileged children. Since our churches are mainly in shanty towns and in economically poor river communities, we too have been happy to provide this for the children during the past five years.

First at the church in El Terminal

The boys on one side of the church

Girls first, waiting in line

Veronica & Raul serving the children

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The team from CC Lima included a Dentist which pulled teeth while the Children's team worked with the children. Before seeing the Dentist the villagers received prayer and the gospel message.

The boys turn

Estrella showing her treat

Obed looks like a happy customer

Here is our church in Panguana, the moms prepared the hot chocolate and the kids are being blessed by it. Panguana is a river community on the Amazon River.

The moms serving the kids


The children enjoying their snack

We also served the Chocolatada in Belen. We have an outreach here in this shanty town, the homes are on rafts and the town is on a river bed, which floods during the rainy season, this makes it hard to get around, you need a canoe for transporation.

The kids coloring

Oscar and our high schoolers helping serve the kids

Some of the kids going home after the program

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Team News

We welcome Nate & Shirley Bauer to the ministry, they joined us in October.

Nate & Shirley

They are working with Pastor Javier & Carina out in the country at Puerto Seguro. They are helping with the work on the farm, teaching English, Woman's Bible Study, helping with the childrens church and the Youth Group. Art Corn the missionary in charge of the Campos Blancos Ministry is also in town right now and they are working on finishing a medical clinic on the property.

More Team News

River Ministry

Pastor Jose & Lydia are visiting Centro Fuerte twice a week and also Panguana twice a week, as those of you who have been here know, that takes a lot of energy but they say although the come back tired it gives them joy to be out there ministering to the people there.

El Terminal:

Jesus has been accepted for his 3rd semester at the CC Bible College in Cajamarca, but we are still $700 short, we are sending him on faith and praying that the rest will come in. If you would like to contribute please send a check to the address below.

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

*Note: The dollar is currently 2.67 or 267 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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