Hi to you all,

God says to give thanks in all things, so really Thanksgiving should happen every day! But especially these days we remember all of God's goodness and His mercy for each of us. How we thank Him for His unspeakable gift, His only Son, our Lord Jesus.

Here this month is flying by. Last month was busy too! The youth from here had a good couple day retreat out at Angela's fields of Aloe Vera, where she and Jeff have land and a small couple rooms. We are thankful for the youth in our main church here, and just last Sunday 3 young people were baptized. In another of our Arequipa churches another young gal was baptized a couple weeks ago. We praise the Lord and ask you to pray for these youth and other new folks who are visiting our main church anyway here, receiving the Lord's message.

For sure we live in difficult days for youth to grow up in. So much technology and some of it is truly harmful. The enemy is trying to invade people's minds. We know God is the winner but we truly want more and more to really believe in Him, be saved and stay faithful for life.

Bob has had some profitable trips, to the Majes Valley where the believers have built a temporary meeting room on the property of one of the families there. We are thankful for that. That group does need men to be raised up as leaders. Thanks for helping us pray for this.

Last weekend I accompanied Bob to Juliaca and a couple of Quechua communities out in the country near Juliaca. In one of them, the believers are visiting all the homes in the community sharing the Gospel and giving out tracts. I went with a couple of girls out to visit on Saturday a.m. and Bob with a couple of the guys. Some of the older ladies only speak Quechua, but of course the youth from there speak it too so where I couldn't really testify, they did.

It is good to see the believers from there unite to win their neighbors. We also visited with a family of believers in Juliaca and there is a possibility of starting a group in the city - please help us pray for this to happen.

Also please remember to pray for the school. The govt. is determined to promote the curriculum which is very anti-God. We have purchased some very good books, Christian school curriculum, and we truly plan to change over to this as much as we can for next year. Please pray for the school, we desire to be a real light for the Lord to students, teachers, parents, and all involved.

Thank you so much for praying for the Lord's work here and for sharing as God provides. Our support address is:

Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc.
P.O. Box 13,
Spring Lake, NJ, 07762-0013 (with a note: for Bob Rich, Perú)

Thanks, and may you have a truly blessed Thanksgiving season, now and always, Noél for us.

Hi to you dear ones,

Yes, another page on the calendar turned over. October is quite windy and actually still cool here, we even had a freak rain last night, and our mountains got fresh snow. I do miss the fall in Va. and other states where the leaves turn bright colors, so enjoy it for me those who are there.

Many of you asked about David. Yes, he is miraculously better, still has a tube in, and he does have prostate cancer. But he did not die as the drs. thought he would. He is home and thanking the Lord, wanting to serve HIM as long as God gives him life here. Thanks for prayers for him still.

There is another case that we put before the Lord continually: Our school directors, Marino and Lupe, have a lovely daughter, Janira, in Lima with her husband and 2 precious little ones. Janira had a large tumor over one of her ovaries and it was growing fast, very dangerous. Drs. removed all her reproductive organs and now she is in the difficult high dose chemo therapy. Please please help us pray for her total healing. Marino and Lupe take turns going to Lima during Janira's treatments to help with the children, but the school needs them here too, so it is difficult. Thanks for praying.

The school had another anniversary, and the program went well last Friday night. It was glorifying to God. We are thankful to God for His provision for this institution, where we pray students, teachers, parents and grandparents will come to know the Lord and stay faithful to HIM. Bob gave an excellent message to all in attendance - about the need to put the Lord first in our lives, and teach this to our children at home. With so much technology these days it seems family devotions and Scripture reading with the young ones and teaching them to read God's Word from very young age is disappearing. Thanks for praying for our homes here, we pray for your homes too!

Bob had some trips last month. Most were profitable, though there are some problems in the Caylloma and Espinar areas. Also even in Majes Valley. Again, so much technology, so many confusing voices on internet, facebook, other sources. Please help us pray our believers will grow Spiritually in the right way. Thanks. This week we should be gone for 3 days to a retreat with the missionaries from CMML here in Peru, this time we go to the jungle, Tarapoto. So we will probably not take the computer and probably won't be on the email from Tuesday to Saturday. However we truly want to thank you for your faithful prayer for us and your generous sharing as the Lord leads.

Our address (for support only) is:

Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc. (CMML)
P.O. Box 13,
Spring Lake, New Jersey, 07762-0013 (with a note: for Bob Rich, Perú)

Thanks so much, many blessings for you all, Noél for us

Hi dear ones,

Well, another month is here, and yes, the days are definitely getting warmer and longer. Our mountains are losing their snowcaps, but they have kept some snow for a long time.

August went fast. Bob had some trips, and we think the Espinar one last weekend was profitable. Now he is in Caylloma, where there are also problems. We need prayer for the churches in these mountain areas. We need to see leaders raised up who will stay faithful to the truth in God's Word and not get led along by their emotions without Scripture basis. Many of them do not take the needed time to study God's Word, they just listen to alot of stuff so easily available on the internet or social medias. Thanks for praying for this, for the Lord's work in hearts to be firm and lastng.

Similar to that is asking prayer for the kids at school. They also need a solid base in Scripture as they grow up. I always praise the Lord for the opportunity to teach His word in the school, and there are some who do respond and we trust will remain faithful as they grow and go on. 5th grade this year is a real blessing for me - they are learning and love the course on the O.T. Please help me pray for real understanding and lasting learning for them in the truth. Thanks. Third grade is a challenge, but some especially are also profiting from the OT stories, and also English. I have reduced hours this year and it does give me more time for work here in the church and Sunday school, ladies meetings, etc.

We do ask prayer for a dear brother who first started the outreaches we have in Yarabamba and in Polobaya. He was with us for last Sunday evening church service, and just told Bob on the way out that he had a fever. Somehow Monday he got lots worse, Tuesday his son put him in hospital, he is now in intensive care, has been unconscious since Tuesday evening and is now swollen up and yellow. They say he had a massive infection, with 80% of his body not functioning. So far he has not responded, please do pray for David. He is in his late 50's. God knows his times. Thanks.

Thanks again so very much for continuing to pray for us and for the Lord's work here. We want to keep going for as long as the Lord permits, but also ask you to pray for faithful capable leaders to be raised up for the churches here in Arequipa. We are very thankful for our new co worker Jeff Anderson and his dear Peruvian wife, Angela. We pray God will also provide for them to be able to continue here in His work. Thanks so much for praying with us.

For you in the U.S, have a happy "Labor Day" Don't labor too hard on it! Our webpage, done by our son Joseph, is: bobandnoelrich.com And our support address is:

Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc.
P.O. Box 13
Spring Lake, NJ, 07762-0013

Thanks so much and many blessings, Noél for us

Hi again, y'all!

Yes, August is here, another month, another winter month. We have had a very cold winter. Today is a little better, and we have sun. Many days we did not have sun and even had hail and cold rain, not much, but it is real cold here when the sun does not shine!! We are spoiled with sun most of the year.

Now we have wonderful visitors here for about 10 days, Billy and Donna Hires. They are hitting the ground running, Bob has Billy preaching 3 times today and this week they will talk to the teachers, parents and h.s. students at the school, plus visit other ministries here. This morning we were really blessed and challenged to stay close to the Lord and let HIM shine through us. We are looking forward to more of this teaching, including special meetings here at our main church in Arequipa, and a short trip to Chuquibamba. Thanks for praying for lasting fruit from these sessions, and for strength for all of us these days.

In July Bob had a couple trips, and we ask for continued prayer for the Espinar believers. Attitudes up there are somewhat better, but there are still some problems. The last few days of July however, Bob and others from here had very profitable meetings up in the Colca canyon, Lari. This was encouraging to many of the believers in the area churches.

There was some sadness in July, 2 deaths, funerals, burials. One was Abraham, whom we mentioned before who died of TB. We are so very very thankful he found peace with God in his last days on this earth. Truly he gave a clear testimony of the Lord's forgiveness. The other was the mother of two of the elders in the Cono Norte church here. She was a faithful believer who prayed daily for all of her children. At least 4 of the 8 are believers and the others are listening, we pray they will see their need and come to Christ. Honorata did not speak Spanish, nor read. But she memorized and sang songs and verses in Quechua. Both these dear saints are with the Lord, our final hope as well.

This past week was school vacation, our mid-year break. For the anniversary of Peru's independence the students prepared a re-enactment of the declaration of Independence - it was good. I am thankful for the freedom here to not only teach God's Word (the most important), but also for the patriotism. It is sad that in the U.S. they took out the pledge of allegiance to the flag, etc. as well as the freedom to teach about God.

Thanks so much for your prayers and for all you share with us. Please keep us in your prayers. We need God and His strength daily. Our support address is

Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc.
P.O. Box 13,
Spring Lake, NJ 07762-0013 with a note saying for Bob Rich, Peru

Thank you so much, God's richest blessings for each of you, In Him, Noél for us

Hi to you dear friends,

Yes, our winter is now, and it is a cold one. At least one of the nights here the water froze in puddles and though ice melts in the day with the sun, it is cool all day too. In the altitude several have lost their animals, llamas and alpacas, as they cannot find food under the snow. Our snowcap volcanoes have snow still and will probably keep it for a long time even though it is the dry time here. My fingertips are splitting and that is ouchy, but it should be better in a couple months anyway.

Anyway, the Lord is good and we are so thankful to serve Him here. Bob has been to the Majes valley and it seems they are doing somewhat better, and can still meet in the home of the brother who caused some trouble. He seems to have a better attitude after our worker, Teodoro, visited and dealt with him. In Espinar it seems there is still some division among the brothers and we ask prayer for the Lord to bring the right attitudes and love between the brethren. A former worker from up there passed away from lung cancer a couple days ago. Thankfully there was a reconciliation before his passing, with God, his wife and grown children and with Bob too. Thanks for praying for the family of Nicolas Ala. We trust he is with the Lord.

Bob now is in a Quechua community in the alteplano near Juliaca, another high and cold place. Every few months two Quechua communities up there have a united meeting. This encourages the brethren there and helps them grow in the Lord. We are thankful Bob can still go to these high places, though trips are a bit more difficult for him as he too gets older! In a few days I will turn 3/4 of a century, (75) and yes, I am slowing down some, but so glad to be able to continue to serve the Lord here.

I am teaching O.T, to 5th graders and 3rd graders this year. The fifth grade class is really good, and they are really profiting from this, I love it! It is a bit more difficult for the 3rd graders. But there are some that can keep up, and I think all are learning. I have to adjust the material some for the younger ones. Again, we are thankful we still have the opportunity to teach God's Word in the school here. It is becoming more difficult again in many places. And here too the govt. programs in education are beginning to eliminate God and teach tolerance of sinful life styles, disobedience to parents and authorities, etc. We need God's wisdom and guidance, thanks so much for praying!

Peru had the opportunity this year to participate in the world cup soccer tournament in Russia. Well, they got eliminated but they did win one game. However, all the hype and build up before the world cup really had an effect here. In one way, good, uniting the country that is so filled with corruption. But honestly it seems they made idolatry over these soccer stars, the whole event, etc. Wouldn't it be great if the country could unite and praise our Lord instead of these very passing sports idols?

Thank you dear ones again for praying for us and sharing with us in God's work here in south Peru. Visit our website, done by our son, Joe, and now has a link to the Spanish website too. It is: bobandnoelrich.com The Spanish site is: decristo.pe Our support address is:

Christian Missions in Many Lands, Inc.
P.O. Box 13,
Spring Lake, NJ 07762.0013 with a note: for Bob Rich Perú.

Many blessings for you all, hope you have a great summer up there! Thanks, Noél for us

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