Pruett's Prayer Letter
I want to start this month’s prayer letter by saying thank you. Thank you for all your support, prayer, and encouragement that you have shown to us through this strange time in our world and in our lives. We want you to know that we are determined to get back to Peru and plant more churches, so we can see God’s Kingdom grow.
If we are honest, we’re home sick. We’ve been away from our churches and the only home our children have ever known for far too long. Coming back from service the other night, both of our kids asked when we could go home. They said they’ve had fun staying with friends, but they would really like to go back home to Peru. To that end, we have formulated a plan that will allow us to return, and to do so safely.
The biggest challenges facing our return to Lima are that we will be starting a new work instead of returning to a currently functioning ministry when churches cannot meet nor have Bible studies; the medical system is in shambles; and even the safest places in the country have, reportedly, become dangerous. This, coupled with the fact that small children are still not allowed out doors for extended periods of time makes us returning a difficult thing to plan.
The issue is that we are getting info second hand. Because of this, Patrick will soon be returning to Peru for a survey trip. He will check on our churches, the medical system, the requirements for children, and to see if the reports of dangerous streets are true. If he comes back and feels it’s safe for us to return, we will begin preparation to return immediately. If he feels like it is still not safe, we will continue to support raise until he can take another survey trip.
Since we cannot start a new work right now in any major city, we do feel that, since we were unable to raise all the funds needed in 2020, we can use this time to get to 100%. We need 20% more to be at 100% so we can get back with the confidence that we will be able to start a new work quickly.
We do have some good news. Our third church plant, which is on the outskirts of Lima, so restrictions are lighter, has been marching forward with limited services. Since we left, the church has seen many saved, seven discipleship courses completed, and has had three separate baptism services. The young man that we trained to be the pastor will be voted in soon as the official pastor, and the church will continue forward for Christ.
Please feel free to contact us via email at Trulyisplenteous@gmail.com or through our Facebook page at “Pruetts in Peru” or our newest addition, Instagram at Pruetts_in_Peru. Most importantly, we are thankful for your support. We cannot do what God has asked us to do without you. Thank you!!