Calvary Chapel Iquitos

Hi Everyone,

Here is our May 2015 update;

Calvary Murrieta

in January we had a visit from Tony and his team from Calvary Murrieta, it is always a joy to have them visit and work with our kids. They did teachings, dramas, crafts, games & a snack at each location the visited. I don't know how they did all that but they did, they are very organized and have this ministry down pact. They vistied El Terminal, Ucayali Street, Puerto Seguro & the river community of Centro Fuerte.

El Terminal

Here is a quick & brief update of what we have been doing this year.

Youth Retreat

We had a Youth Retreat for the youths of our 4 locations. The teaching was on Responsible Relationshps. It was a fun time of teaching and games.

Raul singing a love song to Luzmila

Lunch time

A group picture

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Vacation Bible School

We were blessed to use some really good VBS materials and the help of Ines Olivera (from Calvary Lima) to lead us in using the materials. The program was very thorough which included the teaching with games and crafts that reinforced the teaching. Each day built on the day before and left the childen with an expecation of what would happen tomorrow.

Ines giving a teaching

Lidia and her class

Veronica & her class

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Jesus & his class

Time for crafts each day

Time for games

El Terminal - Church Anniversary

We had our 9th year anniversary at El Terminal, the time has gone by really quick. We had a nice time of worship and a teaching, then we moved to a type of pot luck, where each family brought thier own food and some extra to share with others. I was impressed on how our people have matured, when I saw how they served those who had arrived without bringing anything. A true example of love in action, they didn't have a moment of feeling uncomfortable for not bringing anything. The brothers & sisters of our little church are maturing.

Time to relax & share

A few of the moms

Jose & Albert, take their jobs seriously

Tug of war with the girls

The girls sack race

The boys wheel-barrel race

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Jose & Oscar getting in on the fun

Raul against Jose

The important thing = everyone had fun!


In case you want to see more pictures you can check us out on Facebook and get up to date there:

"Calvary Chapel Iquitos" (There are more pictures there than I can send in an update)


As some of you know, I was planning on going to California in November, it's always nice to be home for Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. But some unexpected ministry stuff came up so I will be home from May 26th thru June 21st then off to spend a week with my daughter, then I will be back in Peru on June 30th.

I have the same dilemna most missionaries have, when I say home, it means where I came from. I am not sure where home is anymore, since Iquitos seems to be more of home now.

I would love to see all of you, but that may not be possible since my 3 1/2 weeks in California will go by really fast. And 4 days of it will be at a conference. But here is my schedule, for those who are interested.

That is all I know at the moment.

Important Reminder

We thank all those who contribute to the ministries here in Iquitos and to those who contribute to our personal support, it allows us to be here and do what we do. Albert & Jose's support has not changed, it still goes through Calvary Murrieta.

Support for the Ministries (like the children, Special Projects, Bibles, etc..) and support for Pastor Javier & Pastor Raul are now going through Harvest Alliance, (see below for more details).

Iquitos Children

It turns out while working on Estrella's teeth - that they missed something, she will need a root canal on one of her molars. Please pray the Lord would provide to get this fixed.

Wish List

As most of you know there are many needs here in Iquitos and I have been encouraged by others to let the needs be known. There are needs for the people here, for the ministries and for us who are working in the ministry. So this year I am putting out this Wish List to let people know what we are praying for and what we could use in 2015.

Puerto Seguro (K43)

The land on this side of the creek has been given to the church that Pastor Javier is pastoring. So they know feel more ownership and more secure and they are settling in for the long haul.

River Ministry (K43)

Raul & Luzmila (K43)

Raul & Luzmila have moved to a new house, where there is a lot more business for their store

El Terminal (K43)

Iquitos Children (K43)

Estrella's living condition: We are coming along side certain families, this is one family who's living condition needs help. We put in the front, back walls and a little of one side wall to their house, it cost more than expected ($560), because of labor, 2 of our youth's who also need work were paid for working on this project. Below are updated pictures of the house

Before the front & back wall

After the front & back wall

Even 1/2 of the right wall

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: (Putting our account # (62414)in the memo portion of your check & the ministry you wish to donate to)

	Harvest Alliance International
	P.O. Box 4550
	Oceanside, CA 92052
	Memo: "62414 - XXX"  
(Where XXX = General Fund, Children's Ministry, etc...)

*Note: The dollar is currently 3.10 or 310 soles for every $100 (U.S.).

Thank you all for your prayers and financial support.
         and God Bless you   
                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 offerings go through Harvest Alliance International (above).

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