Ferry's In The Jungle

Ferry's In The Jungle
1 Peter 1:22b "Love one another deeply, from the heart."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kid Summer Fun!

Georgia and Reese's summer has been busy with ministry work and play. We hope you'll enjoy this glimpse into their daily lives through photos...

Making cupcakes and selling them in the town square

Hauling water for a work crew at our church

Reading at the weekly library time to the younger kiddos

Resting after a short hike into the jungle

Painting class hosted by a short-term visitor

Llama art!

Enjoying our new puppy, Lola

4th of July celebration hosted by a visiting group

Prepping the bars for paint at our CENTA home office

Enjoying the sandy beach at a nearby river

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

3 Waves Make a Big Splash!!

If you've followed our life and ministry you've probably heard us talk about "The Three Waves". These are the "waves" of ministry (foreign, national and tribal) that have entered the Amazon and Lowland Regions of South America. We were able to see these three groups work together to accomplish a task at our small church in the nearby community of Sigcha Puma.

Our pastor, Marco, came by our house and expressed a need for more help to lay a large cement floor in our church. We shared the need with a ministry partner and their visiting team. Enter foreign wave. As church funds are very low due to a lower income church membership, we needed help with donated supplies. Marco spoke with his friend, the mayor, and he donated materials for the project. Enter national wave. The church members put their sweat equity into the project, provided food for the combined work team of 30 people and more. Enter tribal wave. 

This work is hard work and would have taken our small church multiple Saturdays to finish. Together, we were able to complete the project in one day and with each contributing member encouraged. When we work in unity and dependent on one another the work gets done AND deep connections are formed, understanding deepened, misconceptions cleared up and spirits lifted. We are built to live in community but so often we go fast and alone instead of slow and together. A wise person once said, "If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far go together."

The 3 Waves Team!
Prepping the food for the hard workers
Maito - Fish wrapped in banana leaves and cooked over the fire
Yucca - boiled manioc root for good stomach filling!
Maito in the making by expert chef and dear friend, Emma