SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SERVICES
Please pray for our special Anniversary Weekend at Luz de Vida on November 25th, 26th, and 27th. The theme for the weekend will be "CALLED TO SERVE" and I will be preaching all three days.
The church is struggling and they need a boost, so pray that God might bring new visitors to the services and also encourage those who already attend the church to grow.
Continue praying for future leaders at the Luz de Vida Church. We currently have a gifted young man named Lenin who senses a calling to be in full time ministry eventually. As we focus on his training, pray that God might call others to serve. We desperately need volunteers to help begin a children's ministry and to help develop the youth ministry. We also need a renewed emphasis on inviting visitors to the church. Hopefully, the Anniversary weekend will challenge the church in each of these areas.
We are nearing completion of an Evangelism Outreach Plan for Luz de Vida. In Peru, we really do not get visitors that are already believers who transfer from another church, so any and all growth comes through evangelism. The problem is that religious tradition here has created a stigma that makes it very difficult to attract new visitors to the church. The religious leaders in Peru have worked hard to train people to avoid invitations to evangelical churches. So the key is to build strong relationships with people before inviting them to church. Our prayer is that Luz de Vida will experience steady growth over the coming years as the church begins to build relationships with those in the community while seeking opportunities to present the Gospel.
Although Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Peru, we have invited a number of Peruvians to our house for turkey and whatever other side dishes we can find that are similiar to the traditional American Thanksgiving meal. We will explain some of the history of the holiday and of course the primary purpose of giving thanks.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support for the Luz de Vida Church. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Serving in Peru,
Robert & Alejandra Cupps