Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Here is our January / February 2013 update;

January

We have had a busy start this year, starting off with a visit from Pastor Tony and a Children's Church team from CC Murrieta.

The CC Murrieta team kept very busy, they did a Children's program every morning for the children of our church at El Terminal and they did a second program each day in the afternoons at different sites around Iquitos. I'm sorry that I didn't get many good pictures of them doing ministy but here are a few of the pictures that I have.


Calvary Chapel Murrieta at El Terminal


Veronica helping with a craft

Nate helping with a game

Zack with the kids

One of the places we visited was a new Shanty Town (below) across the highway from El Terminal, I had been wanting to visit these new families, but it was a more powerful visit arriving with the CC Murrieta team. Now when I visit they know who I am and what I do. The fruits of this visit is that we have 7 of those children now attending our Children's Church, next we need to focus on getting their parents to visit.


The CC Murrieta team brought a parachute

The children during the worship

The CC Murrieta team

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We also took advantage of having a Pastor from my home church (CC Murrieta) to pray for Raul and make him the Assistant Pastor at our church - "Calvary Chapel El Terminal".

Our leaders and Pst. Tony praying for Raul

Our women leaders praying for LuzMila

Reminding the congrgation to pray for Raul & LuzMila

I need to get a new camera, this one is stating to make me look old!

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Visitors from Lima

We also had Ines Olivera and her children come back and help us with ministry. They stayed for 40 days this time and mainly started discipleship training with the women and our teen girls. Ines also taught many of the Women's Ministry meetings at El Terminal, Ucayali Street and even at Kilometer 43 (Puerto Seguro). Her son Christian taught our Youth Groups and a few of our services. Her daughter Claudia helped teach the discipleship classes to our teen girls. They also helped with the Ucayali Street Bible Study and Children's program there.

I didn't get many good pictures of them either, but here are a couple.

Ines teaching her last Women's study at Quistacocha.

Ines at our Ucayali Street Bible Study

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Iquitos Children

School has started again and the children and I had been praying that support would come in for all the school supplies and uniforms that they will need. We were blessed that $60 that was left over from the Chocolatada was approved by Martha McKay to be used for school supplies.

That $60 mainly went to Estrella, whose family has been living in a tent for a couple of months because their home is flooded. The rivers are high again this year and many families have been displaced, not as many as last year, but it is still quite a problem for those who are.

Estrella and her family

Estrella and her family inside their tent

The basic school supplies, we will get the rest later

New school uniform for Estrella

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I was able to get Estrella her basic school supplies and uniform. We will get her shoes and the rest of her school supplies as funds arrive. The good news is that I got an e-mail from COTA (Children of the Amazon) http://www.childrenoftheamazoninc.org that they will be sending us a very welcomed blessing soon, this is an answer to prayer for me and the children.


Iquitos Children

If you would like to contribute to our Children's Fund, it is used in many ways, you can even pick where your gift will be used, just let me know.

If you would like to come along side some of our children you can send a check to

	Friends of CCBC, Peru  (CCBC = Calvary Chapel Bible College, Peru)
	1771 E. Palomar Street
	Chula Vista, CA 91913 
	Memo: "Iquitos - Children"  


Facebook

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


Team News

We had a lot of sickness during the past 2 months.


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...)


*Note: The dollar is currently 2.54 or 254 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

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


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