Hi to you all!

September is here, our spring begins later this month, but we had some terrible wind and dust storms later in August. Then it truly got warmer. Supposedly we will get hit by the "niño" phenomenon later this year and early next, causing drought and cold in the mountains and heavy rains along the coast, destroying much in both regions. Arequipa is in between the mountains and the coast. We could get heavy rains or drought. Or some of both. God is in control and we just have to wait on Him.

Later August brought a real tragedy to the family of one of our elders in the main church here in Arequipa. His parents lived in the mountains, and his Mom was on a bus going to the nearby town to the market. The bus went over a cliff and she and 5 others were killed. Our elder Fortunato and his 6 siblings traveled up there to bury her there. They brought their grieving Dad here. We are very thankful Fortunato had talked to his folks in Quechua and both parents were baptized here some years ago. His Mom prayed for each of her children and grandchildren faithfully. She is with the Lord, but it is hard on the family. Fortunato and his brother Jeronimo and families are faithful in our church here and active in serving the Lord. Their children are in our school, and Jeronimo's oldest graduates this year. Thanks for praying for them.

In August we helped with 3 weddings. Please pray for these young families for solid Christian homes, this is their desire. One of the guys still is not baptized, but he wants to be and is talking to Bob. Hopefully soon.

Bob traveled last month, to the Majes Valley. Unfortunately most of the brethren there are not as committed as they should be. The valleys are often hard with a lot of indifference even on the part of the believers. Next week Bob will go to Cotahuasi, Lord willing, to help encourage the believers there. We pray all will be for the Lord's glory.

Our school construction is really going forward. We are almost out of the funds we have, but we trust will be able to finish the first phase of the new building, getting at least the first 2 floors ready for use next year, and we are thankful the patio is big enough now to meet standards! Thanks so much for praying for this and for those who have helped! We trust the Lord for the rest needed in His time. Please continue to pray for the teachers, students, parents, and all involved in the school. Our prayer is that all may come to know and follow Christ. It is a huge challenge and responsability. We are beginning to prepare for the school's anniversary program early next month, and all the activities involved, this month too.

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