Hi to you all,

Yes, 2018 is gone and it is now January, and it is going too! December went fast with all the activities, school, childrens home, Bible studies, etc. Opportunities to share Christ and the reason He came.

Bob had some trips in December. One was to Espinar, where Daniel is still making problems, dividing the church up there and basically saying Bob is not welcome there. However there are several who truly want to go God's way and want Bob to continue to help them. So please pray for wisdom and love in these difficult situations.

Another church we have been involved in some in the past also is going through some difficult times with changes and regulations not entirely according to Scripture. For sure God's church is going through difficult times, sometimes it is discouraging, but we need to look up, our redemption draws near. We are glad for the freedom to still teach God's Word. We pray for this to continue, even though there are many diversities among believers.

Bob also attended a meeting for leaders from several churches, mountain and valley groups and from here in Arequipa too. We pray for these leaders, that they would lead their people in God's straight paths.

The closing program at school was good. We feel the Lord was honored, and we are thankful for a good spirit all year among teachers and families. Thanks for praying for the school. Please help us pray for dedicated Christian teachers for next year too. Some may be leaving us, but some will stay and we do pray for God to send us His chosen ones for the vacancies. We pray also for the freedom to continue to teach God's values and His ways. Pray please for the correct discipline required for the students and the teachers to achieve these values. Thanks!

New Year's eve we had our traditional "watchnight service" here in our main Arequipa church. It was well attended and there was a blessed spirit, in testimonies, song, prayer, and a meal - like at midnight! Well, sleep wasn't on the agenda but it was a night worth it for many.

January 15 we have tickets to go to the U.S. for 6 weeks. We hope to see several of you, but sorry we will have to miss many as well. Time is short for us to be away! Our dear granddaughter, Jennifer, (Terri's daughter) is getting married Feb. 23. So we will be glad to be there!! We are so thankful for our grown children, and now their grown and growing children! What a blessing that they love the Lord and now it will be 3 granddaughters with precious godly husbands! The blessing of the Lord maketh rich says the psalmist. Well, the first two of our granddaughters to marry were Rich and are now other last names, but they are rich in the Lord!

To finally end the beginning month of 2019, THANK YOU to all who pray for us and share with us! We hope for you that this year will truly be full of God's blessings for each of you! Our website, done by our dear son Joe is: bobandnoelrich.com. 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 all 2019 and on, Noél for us

Hi to all of you dear ones,

Hard to believe December is here already, and the last embers of 2018 are going out! Another year is almost gone. It has been a good one and we have grown and learned. We look forward to all the Lord has for us and His work here in the next year. We trust to keep going for God, and we thank you for all your help, praying for us, sharing as the Lord leads. We have purchased tickets to the U.S. for January 15, returning here, Lord willing, February 28. We just may drive out west, as it has been 6 years since we have seen Bob's family and others out there who have shared with us and prayed for us for years. Hopefully we can visit some of you, we are not sure yet how it all will work out! Thanks for praying for us in this.

Bob had another profitable trip to the Majes valley and this weekend he plans to go to Espinar for a couple days. This coming Sunday is voting day for regional governors, as well as what they call a "referendum" to decide on several political issues and state of congress, etc. There has been really unbelievable corruption discovered in this country on all levels. People don't trust anyone and don't know who or what to vote for. There are protest marches and strikes mixed in with idolatrous processions and practices. We have freedom to teach and preach God's Word and we sincerely pray this will continue in spite of all this mess going on around us. There is definite lack of order and discipline, beginning with the home and stretching into all areas. Thanks so much for praying for us, that we would really be lights for the Lord.

School year ends in a couple weeks! Final exams and Christmas program practices are starting. I am preparing the 4 year olds for a little skit and the 5th graders for another one. We pray for all the programs and events these days to glorify the Lord! The students are all excited, noisy, crazy, just kids having a good time - we really thank the Lord for the school and all the opportunities here. Please pray for Christian teachers for next year, we know some are leaving us, and we need to see more for 2019 to come. I am blessed to be able to continue teaching these precious lives. Thanks so much for praying for each of them, for me and the teachers, and for our homes and families.

The youth from our main Arequipa church helped in a distribution of loaded Christmas bags in the state boys home Saturday, and we and another family did this in the Christian children's home we help. Both places we were able to share God's message: the Saviour has come and we need Him! The youth did a skit on the Prodigal son, then divided the boys into groups to personally converse and share the need to trust Christ as Saviour and Lord. We pray God will work in hearts there.

Also, some of the youth and others are doing outreaches to the towns near Arequipa, to a sector of Yarabamba called Belaunde, and to the town Polobaya and its anex, Agua Buena. Our newer missionaries, Jeff and Angela Anderson, are evangelizing in a sector of the Colca canyon as well as in another section of the town of Congata called Nueva Leticia. They are really active in God's work and we are thankful for them. So pray for them too and for the Lord to supply all their needs as well as bless and bring new believers in these areas and in others.

Our web page, done by our son, Joe, is: bobandnoelrich.com And 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 so very much!

Truly we want to wish you a very joyful Christmas season, how we thank God for HIS greatest, unspeakable Gift to us, His Son and Salvation - eternal life! So, a very merry Christmas to you all, Noél for us

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

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