Hi dear friends!

July sure went fast! Now, August is here and we are thankful for every full day of work and blessing! We are very thankful to you who pray for us and share with us! Thanks so very much! Wish we could write each one of you individually but the time just flies and it doesn't get done. We do pray for you and thank the Lord for you.

Bob has traveled more this past month, to Espinar, the ranching communities in Puno, and to the Majes Valley, and even down into the valley town of Chichas, where the best avocados in the world grow. The brothers there generously share these avocados with us, especially when Bob goes in person. There are problems in some of these towns, but God is still working in lives and Bob's trips have been fruitful. I went with him over our Peruvian Independence day holidays to the plains town of Pedregal and to Aplao in the Majes Valley. We dealt with some problems, but also had good meetings with most of the believers present.

Over Father's Day in June we went to a wedding in the Colca canyon, a typical colorful ceremony. The town band accompanies the couple from the house to the municipal office where the mayor performs the official wedding, then the band accompanies the whole procession back to the house where the all day celebration and meal take place. Bob preached and we sang, etc., and it was a good testimony to family members and others.

At this wedding a believer who attended but lives near Pedregal said he listened to Bob's Bible study programs from the radio in Chuquibamba which gets down into the farms near Pedregal. There have been some problems with the radio but we are encouraged that it is still going and Christian programs are still being broadcasted. We are very encouraged that one of our youth here has found openings in another Christian radio for Bob's programs here in Arequipa. We have heard from some who listen and are blessed and challenged. Please pray for the radio ministry, for Bob as he continues to prepare programs, and for our dear Pepe who does the editing of Bob's messages for radio.

On all these trips the van (ex ambulance) has worked wonderfully well. Bob can take passengers from one community to another in the mountains, just not on the highways. So he is planning on keeping the ambulance till December when we hope to be able to sell it before we go to the U.S., D.V. in early January. We will trust the Lord to provide a good vehicle for Bob when we return in late February or early March, D.V. Thanks for praying with us for that!

God has blessed the main church here in Arequipa with a dear sister who really has the gift of evangelism. She was an alcoholic, but the Lord truly saved her and she is a very bold and faithful witness to her family and neighbors. She had one son out of wedlock and now has a good husband (who is not a believer yet) and two sweet little boys by him. Her name is Gladys. She has won at least 5 of her neighbors to the Lord (these 5 have been baptized here) and she's working on others! Please pray for Gladys and the new believers around her. They live in a poor area kind of far from the center of town and we are praying about starting a meeting in their neighborhood.

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