Christmas Party for the Poor in the Peruvian Amazon
First of all, let me tell you that the Christmas Party of the Poor
for the native
children, celebrated in the native community of Chosica in Rio
was a big one.
José Luis - a young priest and believer - also took
part and the name of Jesus was exalted and glorified. The native
people could not believe their eyes, they were astonished that an
evangelical pastor and a priest warmly hugged each other and
laughed, ate, and drank together -and that this was no hypocritical
display; rather, they could all feel the extraordinary love of
Christ Jesus. We both preached the love of God expressed in Jesus.
In the beginning, my evangelical brothers and sisters were grumbling
about the decision to throw the party alongside the Catholics. But
God touched their hearts and let me give them the letter you had
sent in which you gave us directions about the celebration. It was
amazing to see each and every evangelical hugging and welcoming Jose
Luis and his team, sharing with them and serving and loving them.
But this is not all. God honoured us with a great miracle of the
loaves of bread. I was astonished when my people came telling me
that the 350
people who had arrived had already had a meal but the basket was
still full. Thank
you Lord for your great love.
On December 24th, we celebrated
Christmas at the 'Fuerte Teniente Pringlo'
army base, which patrols the border with
Ecuador. The Lord powerfully visited us there. The chief of
the base invited me to lead the Thanksgiving service. After words by
the Commander, I spoke to 200 officials and rank-and file soldiers
about the love of God poured through His Son (John 3:16). At the end
of the sermon I invited them to say a prayer to accept Jesus as
their only Lord and Saviour. My heart was filled with joy when I saw
that as one man, they all stood up and came forward. The jungle
trembled by the shout of these brave men and there was joy in
Thank you for your patience and love, and for your prayers and the
that God sent us through you. I love you and give thanks to God for
letting me know you. I love you so; the children here love you too.
Greetings from all the native believers in the