We are thrilled to provide Menlo Church with your first update from the church you are planting, Iglesia del Nazareno, in Cura Morí, Peru. As you will see from the words and pictures below, enthusiasm is growing as the church building begins to become a reality.
- Work began on April 2, 2018, and was divided into four stages.
- During the first stage, the following tasks were completed: site design, excavation, foundation and construction of columns.
- The master builder and six other builders help us full time. They work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the different tasks assigned to them.
- Pastor José Santos Pintado More and a member of the church’s project committee are in charge of buying the materials required. They coordinate their work with the construction supervisor.
- Members of the church helped us build a storage unit where materials and tools are stored safely.
The pastor is in charge of the church and actively participates in the construction works as a builder. He has an evangelization plan which includes activities for church members to invite parents of children enrolled at the student center.
Twelve adults and 200 children currently attend the church.
Challenges and Learning Opportunities
It is a new challenge for us to help and make an impact on people who live in the community of Cura Mori. We are doing our best to take care of children. It is a way to help people in this town know and accept Jesus Christ as their savior.
In this opportunity, we have been able to understand God’s purpose to spread His kingdom.
- Finish the foundation.
- Install brickwork along the perimeter, on columns and in the inner part of the construction.
- Fill the floors and install plumbing systems.
- Build the auditorium framework.
- Install water and sewage systems.
- Carry out the final finishing.
Testimony of Impact
This is my first experience with construction work. I am excited to see the happiness lighting the faces of children and their families every time our disciple-making team and I visit their houses to share time with them. They allow me to enter their homes and, through this gesture, show them how much Jesus Christ loves them.
– Pastor Melvi Carmona Fernández,
acting director of the child development center during this startup year
Praises and Prayer Requests
We are grateful for your support and generosity provided despite the distance and the fact that you have not personally met the children.
- Please pray for each parent of the children enrolled in the Cura Mori student center so they may accept Christ as their personal savior.
- Please pray for the pastors of the mother and daughter churches and for the director of the student center as well as for their families.
May God bless your lives so that you may keep helping children.
Photos of Progress