Merry Christmas from Peru! We are praying that each of you have a blessed holiday season and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to spending our holidays here in Lima with our church people and with our oldest son, who will be visiting from the States.
We have many things to thank God for as we look back over the year 2016. We appreciate the blessings that God has given. We saw much spiritual growth in our San Gabriel church family, several new families added to the church, and hundreds of souls saved through God’s eternal grace. We are thankful for the blessing of serving Him here in Lima, Peru. We know that it is through the prayers of God’s people that we continue to feel His presence here. Thank you!
Spring has turned into summer here, and we have just finished up our Spring Program at Iglesia Bautista Internacional of San Gabriel. We had a blessed time, with many first-time visitors and many souls saved. Since our last prayer letter, more than 60 souls have made professions of faith in Christ. We finished our Spring Program with an American-style Thanksgiving Day, including a turkey dinner with all the trimmings! The people really enjoyed this special day!
We had a special missions’ day, where we took up a Christmas offering for our missionary we support. The church people sacrificed and gave a nice amount for them to enjoy a special Christmas. We are working hard to instill a giving spirit in our church family. Please pray as we hope to support more missionaries this coming year!
We were blessed to have Pastor Kevin Crowell and his daughter Julia from Greenville, Michigan, visit us this past month. It was a great encouragement to us to have them here! We appreciate so much each of our supporting pastors and churches.
As always, we thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and support. May God richly bless you.
His for souls,
Zach and Karin Foust
Zachary, Caleb, and Logan