Menlo Church, we are pleased to share with you the final progress report from your church plant, the Evangelical Church of Pilgrims of Perú – San Martin de Alao. As you will see, the construction is complete, and the church is ready to begin its next phase in ministry to the people of San Martin, Peru. We look forward to sharing the closeout report with you in a few weeks. Thank you for your support and prayers in helping this church launch well!
At end of August, the following aspects of construction were completed:
- Bricklaying: 100%
- Roofing: 100%
- Floor clearing: 100%
- Electrical installation: 100%
- Plumbing and drainage installation: 100%
- Tile placement: 100%
- Door and window placement: 80%
- Painting: 80%
As of the first week of September, the entire construction process was 100% complete.
Currently, 15 adults and 12 children attend the daughter church regularly. The mother church sees regular attendance of 65 adults and 30 children.
In the past 60 days, three people made first-time professions of faith in Christ at the mother church.
Church activities included:
- Worship services
- Prayer meetings
- Progress-update meetings for church-planting work
- Coordination meetings for various work groups
- Sharing the gospel in the community
Challenges and Opportunities
Challenge: To finish the work on time
Opportunity: Learning to work as a team in a healthy organization with good stewardship
Testimonies of Impact
First of all, thank you for your support and generosity as we did not have a well-equipped house of prayer that we have today.
I want to extend my gratitude because our dreams have come true even more than we expected. Today we are doing our worship services, fasts, prayer meetings, and attending to children and their parents in our church.
This has generated great expectations in our town, and we will continue working for the development and well-being of our children and families here.
Grace and peace to you. May our Lord Jesus Christ continue blessing you and your families.
– Mercedes Sánchez Aguilar,
I am very happy to have our house of prayer and classrooms built here in my town and to have the Compassion International program to help us create opportunities to work with children, fathers and mothers in our community.
The children are learning Christian principles and values, receiving academic reinforcement, and learning lessons in good hygiene and healthy eating.
Thank you very much, brothers and sisters of Menlo Church. We will be praying for all of you. May God bless you.
– Nélida Sánchez Monteza,
member of the daughter church
Praises and Prayer Requests
Church members ask you to join them in prayer for:
- Spiritual strength
- The children, mothers and fathers of the community