Chris and Irene Williams2021-10-15T11:58:59-05:00

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CHRIS AND IRENE WILLIAMS

SERVING WITH TEAM PERU

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Chris Birthday 02/25
Irene Birthday 09/29
Chris & Irene Wedding Anniversary 06/06

Chris
I was raised in a Lutheran home. My pastor was an old-fashioned pastor and still taught salvation through grace but left the final step for you to take on your own. Speaking about salvation was just not done, as they viewed it as a personal thing between you and God. When I was seven, I attended a Vacation Bible School at the same church. It was after a story on the fiery furnace that I realized that I needed to be saved. After the class was let out, I stayed behind by myself, knelt at my chair, and trusted in Jesus and asked Him to save me.
Irene
My mother grew up as a Methodist and stopped attending church when she married my father who was a Catholic. My Mom’s family would invite us to Sunday school, and as kids we visited their church. I always remembered the happy songs and the sweet people we met there. Years later my youngest sister started attending a Methodist church and kept inviting me to go with her. A few months later, I finally went and heard the wonderful truth about Christ. That same day at the age of seventeen, I asked Jesus to be my Saviour.

In early 2012 after prayer, fasting, and pastoral counsel, we felt that God was leading us to join Team Peru. Being able to use my aviation skills on a mission field had always interested me. We will have the opportunity to utilize aviation in the future in Peru. With the skills God has given me through the years in mechanics, aviation, and education, I believe we are ideally prepared for this work.

First Baptist Church of Hammond
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507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711

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Chris and Irene Williams Prayer Letter: It’s Time to Buy an Airplane!

* * *TENGA EN CUENTA: La carta en español sigue a su carta en inglés. Gracias. * * *

Chris and Irene Williams Prayer Letter: It's Time to Buy an Airplane!During the last two months, we have been to Nebraska and to both Northern and Southern Texas. We have presented to both new churches and supporting churches. More churches have taken us on for support, and some supporters have decided to raise our support level. We are very thankful to all of them! We have been blessed to preach, teach, go soul winning, visit bus routes, and help repair a bus and a pastor’s vehicle while out on the road.

In March, we went to Nebraska to give an update to one of our supporting churches. We went soul winning in the middle of a blizzard on Saturday morning. I went door to door with a young man from the church. Praise the Lord, Patricia invited us into her enclosed porch and listened to the Gospel. Before we left, she had trusted in Christ as her Saviour! We were thrilled that the Lord led us to the right door in that bad weather! The church was very excited about our new ministry opportunity and gave a large offering towards the purchase of an airplane.

It is now time to get an airplane. We need an airplane that is versatile, safe, and easy to get repair parts for. Prices have been going up on everything: food, gas, vehicles, etc. Airplanes have also gone up. I have been closely watching prices and the available supply. Based on our needs, I believe that a used Cessna aircraft is our best choice. Parts are easy to get in Ecuador, and the mechanics know the airplanes well. They are the most used aircraft in the jungle. They have a great safety record, are easy to fly, and can fulfill our mission. I feel that the best choice is a Cessna 172 with a 180hp engine.

This is not something that we can do with just our regular support. In the nine years since we began this journey, we have never asked for anything other than your prayers, because God has provided everything that we have needed. Now we must ask for your help to purchase a plane for use in the jungles of Ecuador. In order to get a lightly used airplane in good condition, we are looking to raise $200,000. We have already received special donations equaling 25% of this amount. This amount will enable us to get an airplane, get it to Ecuador, register it, and perform any equipment upgrades that are needed.

We are asking that you consider giving a one-time gift to help us obtain this airplane. It will be used to take the Gospel to the people in the jungle, win them to Christ, disciple them, plant churches, and train new pilots. It will provide a safe, fast way to reach the 750,000 people living in the jungle of Ecuador. In turn, these people we help to reach and train will continue to reach out beyond the borders of Ecuador, into Columbia, Venezuela, Peru, and Brazil in a way that we cannot.

Thank you for prayerfully considering this need. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding either this need or the ministry.

God bless you!

Chris Williams

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Chris and Irene Williams Prayer Letter: It's Time to Buy an Airplane!Durante los últimos dos meses, hemos estado en Nebraska y visitado en el norte y sur de Texas. Hemos presentado nuestro nuevo ministerio tanto a iglesias nuevas como a iglesias que ya nos apoyan. Más iglesias han decidido apoyarnos y otras han decidido aumentar nuestro nivel de apoyo. ¡Estamos muy agradecidos con todos ellos! Mientras viajábamos, hemos tenido la bendición de predicar, enseñar, ganar almas, visitar rutas de autobús y ayudar a reparar un autobús y el vehículo de un pastor.

En marzo, fuimos a Nebraska para dar un reporte a una de nuestras iglesias que nos apoya. El sábado por la mañana fuimos a ganar almas en medio de una tormenta de nieve. Fui de puerta en puerta con un joven de la iglesia. Alabado sea el Señor, Patricia nos abrió la puerta y nos invitó a pasar a su porche, luego le presente el evangelio. ¡Antes de irnos, ella confió en Cristo como su Salvador! ¡Estábamos maravillados de que el Señor nos guiara a la puerta correcta en esa mala tormenta! La iglesia estuvo muy emocionada de escuchar nuestra nueva oportunidad de ministerio y dio una gran ofrenda para la compra de una avioneta.

Ahora, ha llegado el momento de conseguir una avioneta. Necesitamos una avioneta que sea versátil, segura y que, al repararla, tenga piezas fáciles de conseguir. Han subido los precios de todo: comida, gasolina, vehículos, etc. Los aviones también han subido. He estado observando cuidadosamente los precios y las ventas que están disponible. Basado en nuestras necesidades, creo que una avioneta Cessna usada es nuestra mejor opción. Las piezas son fáciles de conseguir en Ecuador y los mecánicos conocen bien esos aviones, porque son los más usados en la selva. Tienen un gran historial de seguridad, son fáciles de volar y pueden cumplir nuestra misión. Creo que la mejor opción es un Cessna 172 con un motor de 180 hp.

Esto no es algo que podamos hacer solamente con nuestro apoyo regular. En los nueve años desde que comenzamos, nunca hemos pedido nada más que sus oraciones, Dios ha suplido para todo. Ahora, necesitamos pedir de su ayuda para comprar una avioneta para usarla en la selva de Ecuador. Para conseguir una avioneta con bajas horas de vuelo, en buenas condiciones, debemos recaudar $200,000. Ya hemos recibido donaciones especiales equivalentes al 25% de esta cantidad. Este monto nos permitirá obtener una avioneta, llevarla a Ecuador, registrarla y realizar las actualizaciones de equipo que sean necesarias.

Les pedimos que consideren dar una donación especial para ayudarnos a obtener esta avioneta. Se utilizará para llevar el evangelio a la gente de la selva, ganarlos para Cristo, discipularlos, plantar iglesias y entrenar a nuevos pilotos. Proporcionará una forma segura y rápida de llegar a las 750.000 personas que viven en la selva de Ecuador. A su vez, estas personas a las que ayudamos a alcanzar y capacitar continuarán llegando más allá de las fronteras de Ecuador, a Colombia, Venezuela, Perú y Brasil de una manera que nosotros no podemos.

Gracias por considerar en oración esta necesidad. Comuníquese conmigo si tiene alguna pregunta con respecto a esta necesidad o al ministerio.

¡Dios les bendiga!

Chris Williams

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