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Lima Report February 2008

In Chincha the harvest is ready, in more ways than one. Six months after the earth quake and right on time the grape harvest has come in abundance. My last trip down to Chincha I returned with many gifts including two baskets full of ripe grapes. For those of you who do organic these grapes were raised without any pesticides, etc. and they are very super sweet. Amy and I along with the girls and my in-laws spent the entire evening the next day squeezing and pressing the grapes. We now have fresh grape juice to last for several weeks.

January-February Support Letter - Dan Bratcher

Danny Bratcher
Rua Joao Dias Martins, 256
Apto 1001
Boa Viagem, Recife-PE, 51021-540
January - February 2008

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Well, a couple of months have come and gone, and the work is beginning to take off. I apologize for not writing sooner. My plan is to give monthly reports, but I have let the time get away from me over the past two months. However, that can be taken as a good sign, because the only way that time can get away is when we are really busy! As you may have guessed, since I have not written sooner, I am combining my report for January and February.

As for the work here, there are a lot of ideas and plans on how to effectively reach the lost and to help the church grow. We are even talking about another church plant here in the Recife area! The exciting part is that I am able to be a part of the planning! All of the training that I have endured at the beginning of this journey is beginning to become a reality to me!

Caribou News - Jay Repecko

Have I mentioned before that God is awesome? We started the year with a congregational meeting to discuss our five year plan and budget for 2008. To say that the meeting went well would be an understatement. The plan was very well received. If I have not previously sent you a copy and you would like one please let me know. A few of the highlights from that meeting are: Have each member involved in an active prayer and study lifestyle; To grow by one-third a year; Involve more men in the preaching and teaching; Work towards becoming self-supporting; Get more active in the community as a group; Get more active on the college campus. We also set a budget of $324 a week. This budget would cover our expenses minus the preacher salary right now.
We had a doctor from Kansas visiting with us for the last of December to mid-January. Floyd was a great encouragement to us while he was here. He was working pro-locum at the local hospital. We hope he gets to come back for another visit.

Aiming for Sydney - Jeremy and Oxana Desjarlais

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We hope all of you had a good holiday season. The holidays have been good to us. They have certainly kept us busy. As most of you know the majority of the year I have had to work two full-time jobs and have been going to graduate school as well. However, thanks to the generosity of Chris Swinford and Dwight Whitsett at the Sunset International Bible Institute I received a small financial gift that set me free from one of my full-time jobs back in the middle of October that have allowed me to finally get on the fundraising trail.

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