August 13, 2013
We just finished our 34th annual Thanksgiving Conference here in Peru. This year it was held in the jungle town of Pucallpa. The first church we organized twenty-five years ago, Jordan Baptist of Pucallpa, was the host church of the conference. Pastor George Sledd of our home church, Jordan Missionary Baptist Church, came down as the main speaker this year. I had the privilege of translating for him each night. George and I graduated from high school together and later from Bible college together. He has been my pastor for the past twenty-two years. God used him in a mighty way and we saw several come to know Christ as Savior during the week, more than a hundred people reconciling their lives with the Lord, and about fifty making a complete surrender to serve the Lord. There were one thousand three hundred people in attendance from all parts of Peru. It was a wonderful, spiritual time for all that attended.
My Monday night Pastor’s Study is doing very well. The guys here in Huánuco are very faithful. I am considering the possibility of being able to teach “live” on the internet with a closed group from many of our cities here in Peru. Many of the brethren manifested great interest while we were in Pucallpa. If this works out it will open up an entirely new area of ministry for us. Please be much in prayer with us about this.
The Calvary Baptist Mission is doing very well. We have a good lead on a piece of property where we can relocate. Hopefully by my next letter I will have some more news about this. The saints have been very faithful in their service but it is time for us to move to a permanent location. Your prayers are appreciated. Until next month.
Being “in Christ” by God’s Grace,
Apartado Postal 140
(614) 500-8823 – Internet Number
sestantonperu[at]hotmail.com – Sheridan
arstantonperu[at]gmail.com – Anita