For more information about the trip, download the team prayer flier
We will post updates as we receive them from the field, each team being posted on a separate page [click on any of the 3 teams]:
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Below are updates from the first few days in Peru, all the teams together as one unified group (until 2/19, and one last update: 2/26).
February 26[one last update, all together]
The teams came back together in Lima on Monday and enjoyed a day of rest and sightseeing with a dinner out and time of worship that night. Tuesday morning the whole team gathered on a grassy cliff overlooking the ocean and the shoreline of Lima. Team members spent an hour or so in quiet reflection and then came together for a final time of worship. Adam exhorted the team from Phillipians chapter 3 to live with passion for Jesus Christ as they each prepare for life back in the states.
The team will be traveling all night from Lima to Houston, Texas and then on to Portland on Wednesday morning. Thank you for your faithful prayers.
Cornerstone SOM Director Adam Poole exhorts the team to finish strong as they reflect on all God has done in and through them the past two weeks
Team members processing God’s work in their lives
February 19 (PM)
The three teams have traveled to their final destinations for ministry. Track their adventures at each of the team pages: Iquitos | Cajamarca | Lima
February 19 (AM)
An update from Missions Pastor Larry Lyon:
On our first outreach (Saturday) every body was a little tired and it was a long day with a wide variety of things going on with kids. Yeah sort of disorganized too, but at the end of the day Mo Soriano brought the word to the kids and adults that were there with such love and passion it brought tears to my eyes (see the next pic). Seriously, that is what will stick with me from that day, and hopefully with those who responded to his Gospel plea. Rhawn has likewise been a tremendous blessing (of course), ministering and leading in all sorts of ways.
So far I have found Peruvians to be more gentle and responsive than other places I have been. I can´t wait to meet the people of Cajamarca up in the mountains. The lady at the Hostal we are staying at said they are quite shy. Should be an experience.
Mo preaches with love and compassion to the gathering of young students
Notice the personal conversations enjoyed in smaller groups:
Boys intently listen as Eli shares his life and Jesus’ love
Jeremy sparks conversation with some shy ones
Mo reasons, answers questions and laughs with some more of the boys
Here’s how you can be praying for the team:
Today (Monday) our team in Peru is dividing into three teams for most of the remainder of the outreach. Please pray especially for those who are flying to Iquitos, a jungle city where it will be quite hot and more extreme adjustments in food, etc. Also pray for the team that is taking a long bus ride tonight (14 hours) up into the Andes mountains. Several team members are sick; specifically, Brian I., Rodney S., Rhawn K., Karen L. and Jody L. Lord Jesus, please heal, encourage and make well Your servants.
February 18 (Sunday)
The team enjoyed our last full day of ministry together. In the morning we attended Calvary Chapel de Peru (en espanol!) and then went out to lunch in our individual mission groups. We returned in the early afternoon to Calvary Chapel Bible College Lima, and then left for an outreach in a city park a few blocks away. We spent the rest of the afternoon playing with the children and ministering God’s love throughout our interaction. We are currently concluding today with a time of prayer, worship and teaching from Adam at CCBCL. Adios!
Mo Soriano and a man from Calvary Chapel in Lima invite kids to come and play jumprope
Jose Luise leads a Peruvian family to the Lord! Josh and Brian prayed for the family afterwards
February 17 (Saturday)
Today our team began to absorb Peru. We ate a light breakfast at the hospital, met together for a helpful time of team instruction, and then went to Calvary Chapel Bible College Lima (CCBCL). We ate lunch there and embarked to the soccer (futbol) outreach we had planned in another district of Lima.
We arrived there to clusters and small crowds of children expecting our arrival. We began connecting with the children through soccer, volleyball, skateboarding, conversation, swimming, and by simply hanging out.
When our time came for departure, we left contentedly, cherishing the friendships we formed and appreciating how Christ lived through us.
Two team members share their experience of the team’s soccer (futbol) outreach on Saturday:
Jordan Smith shares with the students
“It is awesome to be able to bless kids just by giving our time and energy to play with them, and then to share the gospel with them. We are blessed to be a part of what God is doing here in Peru.” – Jordan Smith
Nolan and Josh speak with the creative Peruvian kids
“Amazing!!! Yesterday…. Just seeing all those kids who just wanted to play soccer and be kids. Somehow life just seems so much more real now. Dios esta aqui!” – Joshua Ohling
February 17: Arrival in Peru
The team made it to Lima!! Praise God for good flights and smooth sailing through customs. We had anticipated two or three hours but the whole team, and all the luggage, was through in a hour.
Literally within minutes came the arrival of their bus to take them to their home for the next several days, the “Hostal Happy”.
After a good eight hours of rest, the team is up and running. Saturday morning we had our first team meeting in Lima and believe it or not, the first team meeting where everyone was present at the same time. It was a good time of worship, prayer and sharing our hearts together. The outreach is getting kicked off with a 4 hour soccer outreach in Ventanilla. Look for a report on that soon.
An update from Jeremy Andresen:
Hello family and friends-
We are all alive and well here in Lima. I don´t have much time to write right now, we´re in the midst of eating a quick lunch and heading out to prepare for a soccer outreach.
What God has done already in helping us get here, through customs, airflights, customs again and to the hostel without a hitch is nothing short of a miracle. I´m grateful for this! Thank you for praying.
Please continue to pray for us all taht we would be full of energy but more importantly the Holy Spirit and we head out to ministry through futbol.
With tired eyes and a full heart.
February 10: Preparation
In preparation for the outreach to Peru and with their hearts stirred to reach out to their own city first, SOM students took the drama to the OSU campus on a sunny Friday afternoon. Team member Jared Withrow talks with a student while others perform Redemption.
It is a regular pattern to have CC Corvallis teams prayed for at Saturday Night Prayer before their departure. This Saturday prayer time was powerful as many prophecies were spoken out and God gave encouragement and instruction to the team.