January 5, 2016
We are sending this letter with mixed emotions as we prepare to return to Peru on January 15, less than two weeks away. We have enjoyed our short furlough, giving updates to many of our supporting churches, spending time with family and dear friends, sharing the holidays with those we love, and I even got in some hunting with my brother, son, and buddy. I have had the privilege to preach in over forty churches while in the states. We have seen many at the altars making decisions for change in their spiritual lives and at least one who gave his life to Christ.
Until we leave, we will be busy filling suitcases, returning our rental van, preaching at a couple more churches, and trying to spend as much time with family and friends as we can. We would ask for your prayers as we return with a busy schedule in this new year.
On our next furlough, we will be contacting those supporting churches whom we did not have time to visit on this furlough. We would have loved to have visited all of you but, with the restrictions we now have in Peru, we have to split up our furloughs into shorter periods. Thank you for your understanding.
As we have shared with many of you as we visited churches and also posted in our last prayer letter, God has blessed us once again to help get the Word of God into thousands of hands and hearts in South America. We are so excited to know that we will be receiving ANOTHER 25,000 whole Bibles to our ministry in Peru!!!
And now we have another WOW to share with you!… Isn’t it great to be next in line? The only thing better is to be FIRST in line! Victory Baptist Press has been working on raising the funds for a container of Bibles to go to Puerto Rico and Mexico. This campaign had to be completed before they could start on ours. They recently contacted me to inform us that they have all the funds for that project. WE’RE NEXT!… And YOU can have a part in it! I truly believe that we are living in the “last days” and that God is spreading His Word through campaigns like this one. I have a long list of pastors and missionaries who continue to ask when we will have more Bibles for their ministries.
If you, your SS class, or church would like to help us in getting the Word out, please send all Bible printing support to:
Victory Baptist Press
P.O. Box 766
Milton, FL 32572
PLEASE make sure that all support for this project is sent with a NOTE that it is for BIBLES FOR PERU. Their website is victorybaptistpress.com. Giving can be done online there also.
Our national pastor in Peru contacted me recently to share that there were 3 more baptized on the Sunday before Christmas, and another person came forward asking to be baptized soon! They also sent us pictures of their special services for Christmas. Looks like they are doing a great job in our absence, which is a missionary’s dream! PTL!
Our next prayer letter will be from Peru. Stay tuned to hear more of how God is working in our area! Until then, may God bless each of you. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.
Serving Him for you in Peru,
Don & Carla Rich
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