We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! God has certainly been very good to us this year, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to serve Him here in Peru. We are excited to have our son Zach and his wife Cassandra and our son Caleb here visiting us for the holidays. Zach and Cassandra are doing well on deputation, and we hope to have them serving here with us soon! Caleb is about to finish Bible college this coming year, and we ask that you pray with us and him as he seeks the Lord’s will in his future. Logan will be graduating from high school and heading to Bible college in the fall, Lord willing. That will leave us with an empty nest—we aren’t sure how the time has passed so quickly!
We have been busy during this holiday season in the church in San Gabriel with Chocolatadas! We are doing 6 of these events, giving hot chocolate, panettone, and a small gift to nearly 500 children and adults. So far, more than 50 adults have trusted Christ as Saviour! We are halfway through our scheduled events and are looking forward to all that God will do. We will also have a cantata, El Mayor Regalo (“The Greatest Gift”), this weekend, with two showings. We hope to have many visitors and people trusting Christ.
In November, we held a retreat for the staff and missionaries of Team Peru in beautiful Lunahuaná, a small town on the river in the mountains, just a few hours from Lima. Our staff were refreshed and challenged for the new year. Some of the events planned for next year include Youth Camp, several training conferences “in the field,” our biannual Ladies’ Conference, Youth Conference, Pastors’ School, and our Bible institute. Whew! We know that all of these “plans” that we prayerfully make can be changed in an instant! In the last couple of years, we have learned that lesson the hard way, but we also have faith that God is a God of the impossible! We are going forward for Him and are asking you to pray for us as we continue to try to get the Gospel to the regions beyond.
In November, we held a training conference “in the field” in beautiful Arequipa. God really worked, with many souls saved. We were able to be an encouragement and support to several missionaries and pastors in that region.
We are blessed to have several new families in our church! We are doing a lot of counseling and discipleship and doing our best to be a blessing to these new ones. We are still praying for land for our church! Please join us in prayer that the property we are trying to buy would become available or that God would lead us to another property for our church. Thank you again for praying and giving.
His for souls,
Zach and Karin Foust and Logan