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ABRAHAM AVILA FAMILY

SERVING IN PERU SINCE 2012

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Abraham Birthday 05/28
Fabiola Birthday 03/22
Abraham & Fabiola Wedding Anniversary 06/01
Marco Birthday 05/14
Leilani Birthday 04/25
Joaquin Birthday 01/18
My wife Faby and I are products of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Our parents came to this church when we were both very young. We both graduated in 1998 from City Baptist Schools. We were married on June 1, 2002. We have three children: Marco, Leilani, and Joaquin.
I work in the Spanish Department of First Baptist Church as the superintendent for the Primary Department (six- and seven-year-olds) and the Reformers Unanimous program. I also sing in the choir for the Spanish Department and have been a deacon at First Baptist since April 2009.
I began working with children in early 2000. I quickly saw the importance of early biblical teaching for the young. I am amazed at how early a child can be taught the difference between right and wrong. A child’s mind and heart are too tender to leave to the teachings of this world.
Pastor Schaap hosted a men’s all-night prayer meeting on the grounds of Hyles-Anderson College in mid 2009. My six-year-old son Marco accompanied me to his first all-night prayer meeting that year. There Marco and I prayed that the Lord would show him what He wants him to be “when he grows up.” Around 1:00 a.m. as we were praying by a tree near the HAC pond, the question popped into my head, Abraham, what do you want to be when you grow up? I laughed and quickly brushed it off. I continued to pray with Marco that God would speak to him. As the night continued, I kept thinking on that question more and more. I asked God if He wanted me to do more.
The following week after Wednesday night church, my friend asked me what I thought about Peru. I stated that I had never been there but would love to visit one day. He laughed and reworded his question. He asked me if I would ever consider working in part with a mission team planting churches in Peru. I laughed and asked him if he was serious. He maintained his smile and said “Yes.” He didn’t push the question anymore but simply stated, “Think and pray about it.” I asked God if that is what He wanted me to do. A few months went by, and my friend approached me once more. After many nights of prayer and conversing with my wife, I had a definite answer for my friend Dan Hubbard—“Yes.”
I thank God for this great opportunity. I am eagerly looking forward to working with the second generation, the future adults, the children of South America.
-Abraham Avila
First Baptist Church of Hammond

fbchammond.com

507 State Street

Hammond, IN 46320

(219) 932-0711

 

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Caminos del Inca 2780, Block-C Departamento #504 Urb. Prolongacion Benavides Surco, Lima 15039, Peru
Caminos del Inca 2780, Block-C Departamento #504 Urb. Prolongacion Benavides Surco, Lima 15039, Peru

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Abraham Avila Prayer Letter: Did Your Mom Help You Put on Your Tie?

Abraham Avila Prayer Letter: Did Your Mom Help You Put on Your Tie?Did your mom help you put on your tie?

My wife and I had been looking at a way to further integrate ourselves into our community here in Lima. God opened a door for us through teaching at a private school near our apartment. The position I fill is that of a substitute teacher. I received an email one early morning requesting my assistance. I put on my Sunday best and walked out my apartment door. I was a little nervous at first. However, the excitement and joy soon took over. Little by little, the students entered the classroom door and took their seats. I was soon flooded with questions: “What’s your name?” “Did it hurt to grow your mustache?” “Do you speak English/Spanish?” “Did your mom help you put on your tie? My mom helps me.” Many of these students are businessmen’s children. Some children speak three languages due to their parents’ businesses, which take them to different countries. A few children spoke English, Korean, and Spanish. Some spoke English, German, and Spanish. It was quite a diverse group. I had the opportunity to teach a few Bible classes. I took the liberty to teach it as if it were my Sunday school class. Needless to say, the kids were floored with the biblical truths and were pretty let down when I had to cut it short due to lack of school time. They were very impressed with all the classes I taught, and they have asked me to return more frequently. I even received an email from a teacher I subbed for, letting me know that the kids really enjoyed the classes. Praise the Lord! My wife is also scheduled to teach in the upcoming months. Please pray that we may be a blessing to the children and their families.

We had a good conversation during our one-hour bus ride.

I was in Downtown Lima, running some errands for one of our churches. I happened to strike up a conversation with a man on my bus. We had a good conversation during our one-hour bus ride. His name was Jaime. He came from Peru’s northern region and had been working in Lima for the past three years. He explained to me how he had been saving money so he could bring his family down to Lima. He stated that he missed them sorely. I took that opportunity to relate the Gospel to him. He understood how God yearns to spend time with us. He understood that sin had come between us and God. In short, he understood the Gospel clearly and sweetly trusted Christ as his Saviour there in his bus seat. I handed him a tract to take home. He states that when he brings his family down to Lima, he will visit one of our churches.

To be continued . . .

I am thankful for praying and giving friends such as you. If it weren’t for you, my family and I would not be able to be here in Lima, Peru. We love you and pray for you often. I pray that the Lord continues to bless you and your family.

Prayer Requests

• Safety for our family, our team leader Bro. Dan Hubbard, and the other families of Team Peru
• Additional monthly financial support
• Health for the families of Team Peru
• Bro. Hubbard’s health
• My dad’s physical therapy
• My family and I will be traveling to the States this May. Our stay will be short. Please pray for travel mercies.

Blessings

• We have seen 63 souls saved.
• Sunday school class children are soul winning and bringing visitors to church.
• My dad is gaining more movement through his therapy.
• Lani celebrated her 12th birthday.
• My wife and I were given the opportunity to substitute for a private school.

Thank you once again for your prayers and support.

Your co-laborers to Peru,

Abraham, Fabiola, Marco, Leilani, and Joaquin Avila

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