Hi to you friends and family,

Marching we are, and it is going by. Bob is on his way to the Colca canyon for special meetings in the town of Lari, he has a car full but is driving in the cold rain right now. It is cold and wet here and raining but the mountains are much colder, and snow is on the passes, so if you get this soon please pray for them to get there safe and have profitable meetings up there for these next 3 days. Thanks.

February was a fast and busy month as well. Bob and I went to the coast, Camaná for 2 days. We went to the beach a couple of times and also met with the believers there. On Bob's 77th birthday we were there and talked to some relatives of the believers and 2 young people made professions of faith. Bob said that was the best birthday present he had! The young girl, Sarina Noemi, is now working here in Arequipa and was baptized last Sunday in our main church here.

2 young guys from here were baptized along with Sarina. They are also from believing families, they are José and Nicolas. We are thankful for these new believers and thank you for praying. The other guy who professed faith in Camaná, Enrique, will be baptized either there or here sometime soon.

So February started and ended with good news. Bob had a trip to Chuquibamba also, there are still some problems there but some are getting resolved.

Our Christian school will start Monday, March 7, Lord willing, but just virtual for a week. Then March 14 we start with semi-presencial, that is one group goes one day and the other group the next day, etc. I get to be semi-present! Ha. I thank the Lord for the opportunity to again teach God's Word and really I do hope to be all there for each group each day. Thanks for praying for us in this.

We cannot insist that all the children be vaccinated but some are. Teachers all are, and we do pray for God's protection. We will have to wear masks and keep distance as well as we can (but kids can't, you know that). I will have to adjust to having the screen up so the kids who don't come on that day can get the video in their homes. This is new to me but I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks, we will see. (Arf arf) Hopefully by the first days of April we can be ALL present.

Marino has done all the requirements for all the protocols to be ready for this. Thank you truly for praying and thanks especially to you who are helping with the fees for the needy families who want their children in Christian school but who cannot pay fees. Fees are necessary to pay our dear dedicated teachers. Thanks truly.

Our youth and others continue to reach out, teaching children in poor neighborhoods,visiting in homes, and doing Bible studies. God is blessing but there still are trials. Last month I mentioned Miguel - on the ventilator with bad Covid. His lungs are now hard and full, though other organs are better. Still, he is on the border of death this minute. God can do a miracle and heal him.

We are praying for the Lord's will in this, we trust He will do what is best for him and his family. His wife is fervently praying for a miracle, but we hope is willing to accept God's will and help for her and the 2 small children. Between 4 and 9 people are dying daily of Covid here in Arequipa so it is still not gone.

Special prayer request for our son, Joe: he is going to Poland (eastern Europe) to help with the crisis in the Ukraine. Joe has been to Kiev several times and has friends there. He was actually planning on moving there but cannot yet with the terrible war. He is going now as a volunteer, to help with refugees, rebuilding, donating blood, helping where needed. Maybe he will be in the Ukraine part of the time, helping wherever needed.

Last note for this time: I (Noél) am scheduled for cataract surgery (lens replacement) next Tuesday, March 8. Thanks for praying for this too.

Thanks to you all. Our support address is:

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