Yes, Groundhog day came and went and found that day really nice and sunny, like normal for Arequipa. BUT we had just awful cold drizzle and fog and a few real rains in January, and they say it is coming back any day. January went fast and was busy.

God blessed us with some more baptisms here, of our young people. The youth ministry here is growing and we are thankful. They continue in outreach to an annex of Yarabamba, Belaunde, each Sunday afternoon. We pray they will follow Christ all their lives, which is what we all need to do.

The youth are having a "congress" like a retreat, Feb. 13th (evening) thru Sat. the 15th. And a treat for us: our daughter, Terri Lynn, and her husband, Josue Raimundo, are coming a couple days before. Josue will be speaking some to the youth congress and then we will have a few days with Terri and Josue afterward. We do pray the weather will still be ok, not that drizzle and fog, etc. for the youth meetings and the airplane flights to go as scheduled.

Mid January some representatives from the Master's Academy held an all day marriage conference using our church meeting place. The evening before and the evening afterward they presented their plan for a seminary to be started here in Arequipa, possibly using some of our school facilities, just for one week of evenings only each month, all the homework and research will be done in their villages at home. We pray this will be a blessing and help in preparing leaders for the churches and outreaches.

Some more of the believers from here also are active in their outreaches to different places in and around Arequipa. One of our churches in Arequipa was blessed to finally be able to purchase some land for a building, meeting place for them. They are always full and running over outside and around the corner of the living room of the brother's living room where they currently meet so they really need a place of their own. We praise the Lord for this growth in the ENACE neighborhood church.

Bob and I had a short anniversary trip to the coastal town of Camana, enjoying a few hours at the beach and also visiting the believers there and meeting with them. Most of them seem to be doing well Spiritually, but there are also problems as there are everywhere.

Bob had a simple fracture in his foot which seemed to be healing fine but these last couple days it is swollen again, we pray it will indeed be ok soon. He continues to prepare and teach God's Word to many here and elsewhere. I have a plugged ear and some nasal congestion on that side which I also pray will clear up soon. Little troubles, but overall we are real thankful for the health the Lord gives us.

School is finishing their vacation program today and the official 2020 school year starts March 2. Please help us pray for more Christian teachers. We are very thankful for the ones we have but need a few more. Please help us pray for enough student population to be able to pay these teachers adequately.

Thanks so very much for your prayers for us and for the Lord's work here in the south of Peru. 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, Peru.

Thanks so much and many blessings for all of you, Noel for us

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