Tuesday, February 13, 2007

70,000 Christians in Prison in North Korea

This report says, "A U.S. religious group said Friday it has placed North Korea on its World Watch List as the worst violator of religious rights for Christians for a fifth straight year, claiming between 50,000 and 70,000 Christians are suffering in prison camps in the communist country."

To read the rest,click here.

Hebrews 13:3
, "Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body."

Having fun at RUF / SSA!

This is a short video of my friend, Pablo. Pablo is my conversation partner, a mathematics major, former leader of the student led Bible Study ministry, Comunidad Biblico Univesitario--CBU, and general all-around good guy. I affectionately refer to him now as Pablo Antonio Banderas because of his characteristic joking around as you can see from this video taken last Friday night after our RUF/SSA meeting.

Here are some other pics from the evening.

For more fun pics, click here...

Jessica: ¡Hay Un Regalo Para Ti!

We wish you were here, Jessica!!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Right smack-dab in the middle of summer!

I know that right now, many of you are enjoying cold to moderate temperatures, but it is just HOT here in Trujillo, Peru. The high here this afternoon reached 88 degrees, and add another +5-7 degrees inside. Right now at 10pm, my clock beside my bed tells me it is 86.5 degrees. We keep the fans blowing all the time it seems (yea, no air conditioning). But we haven't melted yet, just envious of North American weather right now. I'm told by the locals that February is the hottest month, but it doesn't actually start cooling any until April. So we are hanging on....

We have a couple of things to upcoming to let you know about:

1. Actually, this is happening right now. Please pray for our health. Heather has been running a low-grade fever for a couple of weeks, and Colton has had an upset stomach which has laid me out for a couple of days now. In fact, please pray for all our mission families & interns here. I'm sure we pass stuff back and forth, but it seems like a number of us seem to get hit with it more than we'd like.

2. This Saturday, our university ministry and our language institute will be having a sports day. This is essentially a time to interact with Peruvians, help connect folks, and build relationships. SALI is our language institute which serves as something of a fishing pool for our mission.

3. The following week, SALI will be having a movie night featuring Cinderella Man. I have been asked to lead the follow up discussion on it. This is something we did regularly with RUF at TAMU and I really enjoyed using a film and its message to provoke thought and questions about our life, good and evil, the place of our Creator God in the universe, and how we go about trying to make sense of life in this broken and bent universe.

Stay tuned for pics and updates from these events....

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

The 9 year old girl!

The 9 year old girl!
Originally uploaded by FergieFam007.
That's right! Our little girl turned 9 this past weekend. She had all her friends here in Peru over and had a great time. To check out more of the fun, check this out.

[we're hoping to resurrect the blog and the problems we are having with it by linking to flickr.com]