A Time to be a Learner and Observer
Even though Peru is home for both Jeancarlos and Caitlin, we have been away from the work here for the last four years. So before we jump full steam ahead into the work of the mission we are taking careful time to be a listener, learner and observer. We are visiting each mission site, participating in services, bible studies and activities as a regular church member without leading anything. We’ve been joining team meetings, reviewing strategic plans, budgets and planning for the future. This gives us a chance to get to know the new members, reconnect with old members, and to see what has been happening with ministry while we have not be here. We have been amazed to see all the good that the Lord has done in our absence. He has been faithful to His church and has continued to bless the work in Peru. We are overjoyed to see what is going on here and begin to consider what role we will play in the coming months and years.
In October we will have the 1st National Assembly of La Mision Lutherana del Peru. We will join all our churches together for a joint worship service and a meeting to discuss two main topics. First enrolling women in the deaconess training program of the seminary, with the end result of having deaconesses serving in the Peruvian church. Secondly, the church body will discuss the office of Holy Ministry and issue a call to Jeancarlos to serve as Pastor for the church.