Salsa Amarrilla (Yellow Sauce)

SALSA AMARILLA (YELLOW SAUCE)

To all you fans out there who love our yellow sauce and have been asking for the recipe, here’s to you!  This is exactly like we make it here, so if you don’t want it as hot or if you want it hotter, adjust the amount of seeds you put in.  When salting, remember you have saltines already in there.  Enjoy!

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This is a small dinner plate so you can see the size of the pepper

1 clove garlic
2 chicken bullion
1 can evaporated milk
60 individual squares soda crackers
2  chicken bullion
2 TBSP oil
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste
7 mirasol peppers (3 with seeds)
1/2 cup hot water

Put all in a blender and process until smooth. Adjust crackers to make it thinner or thicker.

Yield: Approximately 1 quart

 

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Women of the Word

Deborah and Jael

How many women in the churches today long for a time in their walk with the Lord that would be characterized as astounding and life changing?  How many times we read of the women in the bible and wonder why we don’t see those kinds of events and accomplishments in our own lives?  Well, how long will we be satisfied with life as usual?  How long do we have before we have sung our last song, taught our last lesson, baked our last pie, made our last visit or prayed for the last time? How long will He suffer us to go on day after day without a whole lot of thought for the hereafter?  Have we ever won a soul for Him? Have we ever won 20? Have we ever given sacrificially?  No I mean, really sacrificed to give, whether it be money, ourselves, our forgiveness or whatever else might be required of us to be in oneness with our God.

GIVING

I remember a nephew who had broken his leg some years ago and his source of income had stopped when he was no longer able to work.  He and his wife were down to their last $5.00, unbeknown to me, and they were headed to church, intending to stop and get that bill changed so they could get milk and bread on the way home and still give a small offering, but forgot to stop. They found themselves in church at offering time with only the $5.00 bill. They looked at each other and decided to drop the last cent they had into the offering plate. That was a sacrificial gift! It was all they had in the world without a clue where the next dime would come from.

The next morning my sister, Judy, called him to see how he was and to let him know that I had sent them a $500.00 gift to help out a little.  Then the story was related to her as to what had happened the night before with their last $5.00, but they rejoiced in the 100-fold-return on their giving!  You cannot out give God. No, really, you can’t!

Years ago I was sitting in church and noticed a young fella, who was a stranger to me, and the Lord spoke to me to give him $50.00.  So my husband gave him $50.00 after the service. Now that was not much of an offering, but he was unusually moved by the gift and told Mike this story. He was nearly broke and a lady at work had given him a gift of $50.00 that day, but before he left work, the Lord had told him to give that gift to another lady at work, whom he knew needed it probably worse than he did. He struggled with his emotions, but gave the lady the money.  Then he went to church and the Lord spoke to me to give him another $50.00 gift! It wasn’t so much the money, although that was nice, but that confirmed that God was looking out for him by the mouth of two witnesses.

Some time went by and I saw this same young man and we still didn’t know his name, but the Lord said, “Give him $1,000.00.  I am teaching him about giving.”  So after the service, Mike again gave him the gift.  Both he and his wife slid out of their pew onto their knees praising God.  His wife had been out of work on a maternity leave and they were quite concerned on how they would cope with the loss of her wages, but the gift again, while it was helpful, served to assure him that God knew where he was and what he needed!

Of all the women in that service that day, God allowed me to sow into this couple’s lives. Today the wife is the director of a very large Children’s Church and her husband is a preacher.

Years later, one ordinary Wednesday night, a lady I didn’t know approached me and gave me a card. Inside that card were blessings on us and the ministry and a check for $1,000.00.  It was from this young man’s mother! Now, I needed that money more on the mission field than I did when we were semi-retired back in Georgia!  God is good and faithful and sees it all and releases the blessing you need when you need it!

Only one life, ‘twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last!

Don’t be afraid to give, even in this economy!  Genesis 26 tells us that there was a famine in the land of the Philistines and not the first famine.  The Lord told Isaac not to go to Egypt, but to stay in that land and that He would be with him and would bless him and his seed and would give all those countries to him to perform the oath which He swore to his father, Abraham.

So in verse 12, it tells us that, ‘Isaac sowed in that land..’ and remember it was in the time of famine and  ‘…received in the same year an hundredfold.’  If that weren’t enough, it goes on to say ‘….and the Lord blessed him.’   The hundredfold was the obvious, expected, promised result of the sowing, and the blessing was another thing altogether.   If you are a faith giver, God can set you down in any country, any economy, any situation and you will still have money to sow in the first place, an hundredfold return on that sowing and you will be blessed totally apart from all that in what money cannot possibly buy! Whatever you need, when you need it.

DEBORAH

There is much more to giving than just financially.  Consider the woman of God, Deborah.  The bible tells us in the fourth chapter of Judges that she was a woman, wife, mother in Israel, prophetess, only woman judge in Israel,  the land had peace for 40 years due to her ministry in Israel and was victorious in battle. Much was required of her.

The setting for Deborah’s story is that the Israelites were doing evil and so they were ‘sold’ into the hand of Jabin, king of Canaan, and Sisera was the captain of that army.  In the book of Judges, we see the pattern, rebellion, retribution, repentance and restoration.  The Israelites prayed and repented because of the great force of the Canaanites that had come to attack them.

But God had raised up Deborah, the Prophetess, who communicated with the Lord God of Israel and He told her who, what, when, where and how.  Now at this time, Barak was the general in command and the Lord’s army.  Deborah called for him and she asked him, ‘Hath not the Lord commanded, saying, Go and draw toward Mount Tabor, and take with thee ten thousand men of the children of Napthali and of the children of Zebulun?  And I will draw unto thee, to the River Kishon, Sisera, the captain of Jabin’s army, with his chariots (900) and his multitude; and I will deliver him into thine hand.’ 

And the warrior Barak said to her, ‘If thou wilt go with me, then I will go; but if thou wilt not go with me, then I will not go’.  Now, Barak did not deny that the Lord had commanded him to do that. Imagine him knowing that and saying he would not go, even though the Lord had commanded him to go, unless Deborah went with him? If I had been her, at that point, I wouldn’t have wanted to go with HIM!  He wouldn’t obey God!  I believe he only won the battle and lived to tell the tale because the people were praying and because of the relationship of Deborah to her Lord!

When a noted general in the King’s army would not go and fight unless this particular woman went with him, well, that tells us she enjoyed the favor of the Lord and the people.  That she was a woman judge in Israel confirmed that also.

Can you even fathom what it would be like for YOU to walk in that kind of favor? Delusions of grandeur might be your label here on earth, but in Heaven, you would be known as a woman of faith!  Only God can establish you in that kind of reputation and reality.

Deborah even had to tell him when he was to fight.  ‘Up; for this is the day in which the Lord hath delivered Sisera into thine hand. Is not the Lord gone out before thee?’ In verse 15, we see that, “The Lord routed Sisera, and all his chariots, and all his host, with the edge of the sword before Barak, so that Sisera lighted down off his chariot, and fled away on his feet.’

The heavy rains God sent caused the Kishon River to flood and the 900 heavy chariots that were so feared were mired in the mud and rendered useless in battle. But Barak pursued him until there was not a man left of Sisera’s army.

The plain of Jezreel extends across the country of Israel between Mt. Carmel, Mount Gilboa and the Galilee. The River Kishon flows through its whole length to the Mediterranean Sea.  It was in this valley that Gideon and his 300-man-army fought the thousands of Midianites, Saul fought the Philistines here and it is the place that Elijah told the people to take the 450 prophets of Baal to slay them. It is also where Naboth had his vineyard that Ahab wanted and where Jezebel died and the 70 sons of Ahab were killed and their heads brought to the Gate of Jezreel.  Saul and his sons and King Josiah died there.  There were fortified cities guarding the pass into the valley, including Megiddo, where the end-time battle of evil against Christ will be fought and blood will flow as high as a horse’s bridle in this valley.  Of the Canaanite army that fought with Barak of Israel that day, only Sisera had escaped on foot.

JAEL

At this point in the story we meet another notable woman, Jael.  For Sisera to have reached her tent on foot after a long, hard battle, surely meant that the fighting had to have been close enough that Jael would have known this battle was raging. Yet when a man approached her tent, the bible tells us that Jael went out to meet him.  She didn’t try to get out the back flap of the tent, but instead, faced Sisera without fear because there was peace between Jabin, king of Canaan and the house of Heber, her husband.  She must have seen how the battle was going and realized that the peace agreement between her husband’s house and King Jabin would no longer be relevant.

Whatever her reasons, she invited him into her parlor, said the spider to the fly. Sic.  He went with her and asked for a little water to drink.  She gave him milk and covered him with a blanket and even though he must have been terrified of what would happen to him if he were caught, he trusted her enough to lie down and rest.  He told her to stand in the door of the tent and if anyone came to inquire of him, she was to say there was no man in her tent. He probably felt that he custom of the day that forbade her to have been alone in her tent with a man who wasn’t her husband and if found, she would have been stoned to death would have assured her silence. She had to know the risk she was taking by having him in her tent and for what she was probably formulating in her mind, as in that part of the world, hospitality was required, even to one’s enemies. That meant ensuring safety to every guest.

Sisera was weary and slept. That speaks that even the devil ceases and desists against his enemies for a space. While thus, Jael took a tent peg and a hammer and smote the nail into his temple and fastened it into the ground and he died.  Jael then went out to meet Barak, as he pursued Sisera right to her tent.  She took him into her tent where Sisera lay dead.

When Barak refused to go to battle unless Deborah went with him, she had prophesied then that the death of Sisera would come at the hand of a mere woman and she would be credited for his death instead of Barak, the warrior, and while Jael was not even an Israelite, she brought the victory to Israel and thus the prophecy of Deborah came true. Shamgar, another noted hero warrior, called for her to be, ‘Blessed above all women shall Jael, the wife of Heber, the Kenite, be; blessed shall she be above women in the tent, ‘ Judges 5:24

Yes, much was required of these two women, to say the least, but because they were found faithful in their walk with the Lord,  the account of their actions have endured for thousands of years. No matter where we are or in what circumstances we find ourselves, there is a Friend Who sticks closer than a brother and His name is Jesus.   Let’s live our lives without fear, without thought of reputation and be bold in our stand for Christ, even should it require much sacrifice on our part, knowing that we will one day give an account of what decisions we have made in the light of what He has instructed us to do.  Each decision is a crossroads and very often has long reaching effects. They may not recount our life stories for generations, but who knows? Eternity is forever!

ONLY ONE LIFE
“Two little lines I heard one day,
Traveling along life’s busy way;
Bringing conviction to my heart,
And from my mind would not depart;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Soon will its fleeting hours be done;
Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord to meet,
And stand before His Judgement seat;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, the still small voice,
Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding my selfish aims to leave,
And to God’s holy will to cleave;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, a few brief years,
Each with its burdens, hopes, and fears;
Each with its days I must fulfill,
Living for self or in His will;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e’er the strife,
Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Oh let my love with fervor burn,
And from the world now let me turn;
Living for Thee, and Thee alone,
Bringing Thee pleasure on Thy throne;
Only one life, “twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.

Only one life, yes only one,
Now let me say,”Thy will be done”;
And when at last I’ll hear the call,
I know I’ll say “twas worth it all”;
Only one life,’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last. ”

Only one life, ’twill soon be past,
Only what’s done for Christ will last.
And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be,
If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.
Poem C.T. Studd

Susie Dempsey, July 15, 2012    Nina Rumi, Perú

 

 

 

 

 

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Our 2nd Trip To Deliver Food To Flood Victims

We are leaving our port in a few minutes headed for Iquitos, where we will onload close to 3 1/2 tons of food and Pastor Caleb and 8 Tigers to help us with the work this week, and then head on downriver to the island areas, where the flooding is the greatest.  Since our trip last month, it has rained continuously and water in our pueblo has risen about 3 more feet. Those of you who know our home port, the roofing covering the steps down to our boat is unusable because it is so close to the water. We have set up alternate planks and just a few steps takes you to the top of the hill.  In low water, we navigate about 75-80 steps to get to the top of the hill. Who knows how this much rain has affected those of the flood zone?

The people here in our pueblo are in hardship because the main road into our pueblo is under water and has been for several weeks. Everyone has to pay to have canoes or pecque-pecques take them to the next pueblo on downriver where they then catch a motorcar on to town and that is an added expense in getting to work or to Iquitos. On the bright side, at least, their homes here are not flooded yet. Who knows the true hardships of these people of the flood zone?? My sister wrote me, Besides the obvious hardships, can you imagine those poor kids with nothing to do, no school, nothing to play with, can’t go outside, just watching the rain fall and the water rise…for several months now?

We will send you a trip report when we return and we ask for your prayers for this voyage.  If we hit an internet hotspot, we will try to write a note and give you position coordinates of where we are so those of you who want to can look us up on Google Earth Maps.

Every blessing to you all.

In His grip,

Mike and Susie

 

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The Mission

 

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION PRESENTLY…..PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON!                          WE ARE CHANGING OUR SERVER FROM HERE TO THE STATES.

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2012 Flooding In Iquitos

The Amazonia of Perú has two large rivers: the Ucayali that runs south to north along the eastern side of the Andes, and the Marañon that starts in the mountains and runs north and then east. These two rivers converge south of Iquitos and then become the Amazon River.

Every year in the rainy season, rainwater and melting glacier water drain into these two rivers and at the convergence it overflows its banks and creates a massive floodplain, for hundreds of square miles. However, this year, 2012, has broken all records to date.

Normally, the Amazon rises 16-30 feet and many parts of Belen and Bella Vista always flood, but this year the flooding has affected over 200,000 people from many different areas of the nation.

These flood waters normally do not begin to recede until some time in May, but what with the water continuing to rise, there is no way to tell when we will see dry ground again in these areas.

When the water begins to recede there are still many problems that will challenge the people where the flooding has occurred. There will be the knee-deep mud to contend with and then the low-lying areas of water to breed mosquitoes, bringing with it plagues of malaria and dengue fever, just to name a couple.

This is the second year in a row that the flooding has been fierce and therefore crops have been non-existent for that long, which accounts for the unusual hunger in these areas. There will be no more crops in the ground until some time after the floods have receded.

We left Iquitos on March 30, and proceeded to the Marañon River loaded with 7 tons of beans, rice, farina, salt, sardines, matches and apart from that we had bibles, glasses, medications and blankets and 31 workers aboard. We ministered to the needs of some of the pueblos there where the houses were under water and moved on to the Tahuayo, Maniti and Amazon Rivers, meeting the needs of the people.

We found some living in their rafters where they had slid some boards across them, but with many holes in their roof everything was getting and staying wet.  Some were living in their canoes and many had moved into Iquitos.  Some had made rafts and were staying there along with their few livestock.  Some had only kerosene sterno cans to cook with and others built fires right on the flooring of their rafters. One lady had a rat in her kettle to cook and in another house a lady had a large frog she had caught for their meal. Another pueblo there were about 25 mothers who were getting all of their food together so that all the children could eat one meal that day.

We found many kids alone at their houses because both parents had left in their canoes in search of food. Imagine their happy surprise when they returned and found the food we were able to leave with the children!

We plan to go out again as soon as possible to continue bringing relief as we were the only ones to have visited the pueblos in which we worked.

Susie Dempsey April 10, 2012

 

 

Blankets and clothing given

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Trip Report: Taking Food To the People of the Floods

 


Friday, March 30, 2012

(For you who would rather see just a summary, please scroll nearly to the bottom.)

We left our port in Nina Rumi with two friends from Free Chapel, Gene and Robin Willis, who had come to assist with this team, and traveled to Iquitos to the naval base where we loaded our food for the pueblos aboard the Chosen Vessel II.   Also, two doctors, two dentists, Pastor Elias and Anita Valles and their son, Pastor Caleb and 12 of their trainee ministers and Pastor Manuel DeAguila came aboard to assist with this campaign.  With our crew, medical staff and guests, we had 31 people aboard to do the work these past 8 days.
Living on a raft

Our goal was to help as many people as we could whose homes and pueblos were under water.  The passengers were shown to their cabins, the food was stored in the hold of the boat, which took several hours, and we finally set sail for the Río Marañon, where pueblos were the reportedly hardest hit by the flooding.

The weather was cool and rainy, but the spirits of those aboard the Chosen Vessel II were anything but dampened; contraire, spirits were high and we knew we were on a prophetic mission. I was reminded of the time I was ministering at a service in a pueblo with a medical team and was speaking about the North Americans who had come to visit them. The Holy Spirit corrected me and I heard in my spirit, When I go to this much planning to get this many people to leave their homes, families and jobs, spend thousands of dollars to come thousands of miles, it is not a visit. It is a visitation of the Lord!  All those aboard felt that was the case on this voyage; it was a visitation of the Lord!  We were expecting miracles and signs and wonders and many mighty acts of God and we were not to be disappointed!!!

The first day out, Saturday, we gathered at 7 am for worship and prayer meeting where a sweet, sweet Spirit filled the boat. Yes, literally filled the boat! We then began to take out the 100-pound-sacks of beans, rice and farina from the bodegas below decks and proceeded to bag hundreds of 1- kilo bags for distribution, without a single      complaint from the young people. The next day, that was repeated and when they thought they were finished bagging, another 1800 pounds still remained, but when we informed the young men, instead of frowns or ahhhhhs, they shouted, Praise the Lord!!! Clothing was also sorted into sizes and readied for handing out in the pueblos. By this time we had journeyed 53 hours out of Iquitos.

In the early hours of Monday morning, we arrived safely at our first port of call, without incident.  At 5 am our staff arose and began to prepare for the campaign planned for the day.  The young ministers arose and began to worship and pray for the day and the people to whom we were to minister. We stopped at Nuevo Alianza and treated a about 75 sick people where Pastor Elias had a church and during the home visits of the young ministers, there were reports of healings and about 25 salvations during the prayer station of the medical clinic! Praise the Lord! This pueblo was not under water and we reserved the food for those pueblos in more dire straits.

During the clinic, our crew scouted out another location that was under water. They came back telling us, with great emotion, of some places where the houses were flooded and they found about 25 mothers who were getting together and bringing all the food there was in the village to one place so that the children could eat one meal that day. We headed there immediately!  In Cuninico, these mothers, who were down to the last of the oil in the cruse, were in for an abundant, unexpected, blessed answer to their prayers!!!

Clothing, toothbrushes, shampoo, stuffed animals for the kiddos

After the clinic, we gave out the food and what a blessing it was to them and to us!!! They communicated to Pastor Elias that they had never had this kind of help from anyone else and we all gave the Glory to God in the highest place!!

There is nothing comparable to seeing such depravation and being able to do something about it! That was due to those of you who gave to this cause and who sent us out there.  It was as though all of you were right there with us!!!  Some day you will probably get to see a replay of exactly what happened and how these poor, poor people were touched by all of the provisions that you made for them.  They literally were rescued from true hunger!!!!!  All because you responded with money and what money cannot possibly buy…….compassion and love!!!

I truly believe that what we do with our money in a time of abundance will determine how we will fare in a time of lack!  Jim Elliot, martyred missionary to Ecuador, said it this way: He is no fool, who gives that which he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose!


We headed on down river and stopped at another village, San Antonio, where we held a church service that night and Pastor Elias preached and everyone in the church responded to the altar call in some capacity, either salvation or reconciliation to Christ or were healed. Everyone in the village was there and they stayed quite late, as nobody seemed to want to go to what was left of their home!

The next morning, Tuesday, we started with another service and then the medical clinic and the giving of food. We were able to repeat that in two more locations that day, 6 de Mayo and Nueva Esperanza, and travel on down river to where we would work on Wednesday. It was more hectic with having to bring all the people aboard the Chosen Vessel II for the registration of the people, the medical attentions and the food distribution, but at the end of the day, 1,200 attentions had been given since we started work on Monday!

Wednesday we were at the mouth of the Chambira River, where we had stopped the night before.  It was a cool and overcast day and rain was imminent.  We were at the village of Nueva Union where the people were suffering. We were able to cheer their spirits, as Pastor Elias preached and encouraged their hearts.
Across the river from Nueva Union was Alianza, in which all of the houses were under water. The pitiful conditions we found there were heart-rending, to say the least.  Some of the people had a small area of split cane flooring attached to the walls on three sides nearly up to the rafters due to the water being that high!  Some people were forced to live completely up into the rafters and what with the holes in the leaf roofing, everything they had was wet since it was still raining!  Such conditions!  Some of the more fortunate had plastic tarps to put over the area of their bedding.

When our speedboats brought the people over to our boat, I got aboard and spoke with the mothers and grandmothers about their plight.  Such pitiful stories!  I asked them how they could even cook with being into the rafters like they were and some told me they only had small cans of kerosene to cook with; the kind that comes in a can like sterno, while some had thick wood where they started a regular cooking fire right on the flooring.

Any activity of daily living was a real challenge for these people when it rained every day with a leaky roof and no way to get away from the leaky spots.  The cane or bark flooring is the kind that bounces with any movement and not that secure the way it was hastily and temporarily done.  I cannot even imagine lying down that close to the water on flooring that had spaces where anything could enter.  God bless their dear hearts!

All of the green bags are food. Red or blue are blankets, clothes, etc

They were so grateful for the blankets, food and medical and dental attentions and the medicine we gave them.  So many babies were sick with fevers, colds and bronchitis and needed antibiotics.  One lady said she could not sleep the night before because she just knew something big was going to happen the next day!!! In all of their despair, they had no idea when they got up that morning that such blessings awaited them, which proves blessings can strike as suddenly as disasters!

We told them we knew that God’s eyes were upon them because of all of the hundreds of villages, they were chosen to receive this assistance.  They knew God had been among them that day!!! They were praising and worshiping Him for His goodness.
Across the river was another village, Lisboa, where we had registered Wednesday evening for work the following morning. They were told be at the boat at 7 am sharp and they were!  We wanted to get an early start so we could go to as many villages as we could Thursday.

We traveled on down to Solterita and again saw people whose homes were under water and we repeated the process of the medical, dental care and gave them the much needed food and blankets.  Many of the children were home alone as the parents were out in their canoes looking for food.  Imagine their surprise when they returned home and saw what had arrived in their absence! Thank you for providing those Holy Surprises!!!

We traveled on downriver toward Nauta and came upon a small village, Puerto Peru, of 16 homes and they were appreciative of the gifts that kept on giving! At this point, we had given over 1800 attentions! It had rained every day of the trip and been cool and windy and no surprise that Mike and I were fighting upper respiratory tract infections.

Friday we were on the Río Amazonas and the Río Tahuayo and visited 4 villages: Mariscal Castilla, where Gene and Robin went by speedboat to see the situation first hand and they saw a woman who had a rat in the pan to cook and in another house, the woman had a large frog ready to cook for their meal.  That day we gave 177 attentions; Nuevo Belen with 37 attentions; Huaysi with 48 attentiones and Panguana I Zona with 87 attentiones.

They said the biggest battle after not having food was the snakes that had also been displaced and were entering where they were staying!  It would be unthinkable to most of us to lie down right by the water knowing how many snakes they had already killed! They were moving their flooring higher to be farther away from the water as much as they could because of the them, but still they could and did get in.  We prayed with them, encouraged them, blessed them with the provisions the Lord had provided through you and left them contented as they could be in view of the circumstances.

Saturday we were visiting around the islands several hours below Iquitos .  We visited 5 pueblos: Jorge Chavez, Paraiso, San Pedro de Maniti, Suni Cano and Nva. Uchiza.  619 people served today, our last day of this campaign!  Many, many smiles were seen in the midst of their suffering! These are a strong, stoic people and God surely had His eyes on them this past week!
Trip Summation:

  • Miles navigated: 648

  • Pueblos that received a visitation from the Lord: 19 in 6 days (2 ½ days navigation before we reached our first pueblo)

  • Attentions medical and dental: 2,919

  • Families served:  523

  • Hundreds of Bibles were given, one to each family except for the 6 communities we had visited recently and had given Bibles out.

  • Each pueblo received the good news of Jesus Christ and usually a short sermon, either from Pastor Elias or Pastor Caleb, his son. Unfortunately, a good count of salvations were not kept by those doing evangelism, but many received Jesus!

  • Many were healed from fevers, hernias, swollen painful hands, painful leg that a woman couldn’t move, and several others. We found many pueblos where everyone reported to be Christians. PTL! We were able to bless the household of faith with our provisions!!!

  • 7 tons of supplies were given comprised of beans, rice, oatmeal, farina, sardines, salt and matches and that is not counting the blankets or clothing.

We are heading home now, about 4 hours out of Iquitos, but we are still so full emotionally. Thank the Lord for each one of you who gave and as this crisis will not resolve itself anytime soon, we will be making more trips as the Lord provides. Again, thank you until Himself gives you His thanks personally, face to face!!!  We covet your prayers for safety and for the Lord to provide us with volunteer workers down here to help with this much food!

Much love and appreciation,

Mike and Susie

 


Checking for glasses   

 

 

 

Doctor Consult

 


    

Living close to the roof as water is nearly up to the windows

Getting her food
Living in their rafters
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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