Not really... But this has been a challenging last 6 months, I have been through a funky depression and its been real hard to get back on this horse called "ministry". But after a self induced break I feel like God has been deeply involved in the process of helping me get through this. A missionary friend of mine just wrote, " I written you a thousand times, but never sent it". That's how I feel now. But hang on, we know God is good! Just read through what he has done and be amazed at His grace! So Current News;
Joel, Amy and Carmen McGee, our missionaries in Peru are doing well. In fact they have been developing relationships with the leaders up in some of the tribal areas. This photo is of some Urarinas visiting the McGees at the JungleMaster house in NautaPeru
The Church at Bolivar is being build right now and the process is going well! This was the 2014 Children's fundraising project through Cornwall Church and due to water levels and other factors it took till now to get building. The roof is on now and Joel goes back up on the 25th to help with walls.
The "New"JungleMaster Boat..We're in the process of buying a different boat for the jungle. Its wider, cooler (insulated) faster, safer and has a bathroom too! We will be using our old motor and keeping the other boat for now. But this is a huge cash flow issue right now! It will cost us about 6-7 k to get this going. This is a great opportunity to be financially involved in the core of JungleMasters Ministry in Peru, its all about boats in the jungle!
Oasis Youth Center.. From Bar to Youth Ministry! We have rented this building across the street from our house in Nauta. It was a huge destructive force for the community as a bar; Imagine no restrictions on noise or closing times in a residential neighborhood and mix in as much alcohol as you can drink.. Not good.
We now have control of the old disco in Nauta Peru, and it will be called the Oasis Youth Center instead of the Oasis Disco Bar! This is an Amazing answer to prayer as I feel this ministry to the youth of Nauta will be right in Amy and Camens sweet spot. I'm so happy that God has opened these doors.
We have some unplanned expenses with the opportunity to get this boat and opening the Youth Center. Please prayerful consider how you can help with a gift to JungleMaster Ministries.
No More Mission festival! Yes, after 6 years we have decided that it was just too expensive to continue. In fact, we can send an enthusiastic pastor to seminary for just 10 dollars a week and it cost us about 20k a year to put on the mission festival; that maths easy! Plus it was a complete black hole for resources and energy for JungleMaster, it basically stopped us from doing any ministry for the balance of the year. Already 3 men from Santa Rita have begun seminary in Nauta and 4 more are scheduled to start in January. I am also working with Billy Powell to put together a small team of teachers to go to two villages with teachers to work with the most passionate pastors in the spring of the year.
JungleMasters Short Term Mission trip schedules soon to be listed on STM.com. Come and See!
Thanks Again Tom and Janet Clark Lamentations 3:22-24, The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.