"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not LOVE, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not LOVE, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not LOVE, it profits me nothing."

~1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fun Times In Matara & With The Girls In Belen

On The Way To Matara
We were praying this sweet man would not fall out -
as he is asleep in the back of this truck...

heading up the curvy mountain. 


GOOD TIMES IN MATARA










VISITING THE GRAND FIESTA IN THE ORPHANAGE
Many In The Community Helping To Surprise The 
Girls & Bring Them Many Surprises











“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.”

~Psalm 127: 3

Monday, October 20, 2014

Señora Zoraida...The Woman Who Hears The Lord

Words cannot fully describe how much this sweet lady has impacted my life over the last three years while living in Peru. Señora Zoraida, I will be forever grateful for our friendship. Thank you for teaching me the important things in life: how important time is with the Lord each day, how to slow down and laugh a little more, how to crochet, cook, and stop to spend a little extra time with our loved ones (the precious time that we have with our children) or doing whatever it takes to help others in need. Thank you, God, for each day that You have given me with her and her sweet family in the village of Matara. Thank you, Zoraida, for always faithfully serving and following the Lord. May God bless you with many more years here on this earth- bringing glory to Him!

The Woman Who Fears the Lord
Proverbs 31:10-31

An excellent wife who can find?
    She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
    and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
    all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
    and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
    she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
    and provides food for her household
    and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
    with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
    and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
    Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
    and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
    and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
    for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
    her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
    when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
    she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
    and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
    but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
    and let her works praise her in the gates.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Because I live, you also will live...

An Afternoon With The Girls In Belen
(visiting the all girls children's home)

“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
~John 14:18-21


THANK YOU TO SO MANY IN THE 
STATES FOR HELPING TO PROVIDE 
CLOTHES FOR THE GIRLS...


THEY WERE SO EXCITED AND 
THANKFUL FOR NEW CLOTHES!
Showing Off Their New Items
Thank You, Lord, For All The Many Blessings
All Smiles As He Received His New
"Carolina Blue" - North Carolina Hat
Autumn Drawing With The Girls
Always Loving Getting Their Nails Done 
Please Pray For The Young Girls Who
Have Their Babies In The Home
 
Getting Ready For Play-Time
The Girls Love Playing Volleyball
River Helping To Take Care of the Baby
Teaching The Girls Bible Stories &
About God's Amazing Love
_____________________________________________________________________

AFTERNOON TREAT FOR OUR KIDS
SO THANKFUL FOR THE 
CHOCOLATE-CHIPS SENT FROM "NANA"






Thank You, Nana!
WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE
TO SEE YOU SOON!

Love ~ River, Lake, Sailor & Autumn


Friday, October 10, 2014

Refugio - Calvary Chapel Missionaries Help Host Global Cane Outreach

“And I will lead the blind
    in a way that they do not know,
in paths that they have not known
    I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
    the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I do,
    and I do not forsake them.”
~Isaiah 42:16

GLOBAL CANE OUTREACH HELPS MANY IN PERU
*Mission Statement: The mission of Global Cane Outreach is to equip and train the blind and illiterate in other countries with canes and audio bibles. Christ’s love is demonstrated through the giving of canes, mobility, independence and sharing God’s word.

In 2010 Beverly Crook had the idea to establish Global Cane Outreach for the Blind as a way to provide white canes and mobility training while sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the blind in developing countries. She financed the idea out of her own pocket with help from friends. Canes and training resources though widely available for free to the blind in the United States are not available in most developing countries.  Later she added the giving of audio bibles as a way for the blind and those that cannot read to hear God's word. In 2014 she enlisted the help of several people to serve as a board of directors and the name was changed to Global Cane Outreach. To date canes have been provided to the blind in Bolivia, South Africa, Ethiopia, Haiti and Guatemala but with your help we hope to reach many more countries. Global Cane Outreach also provides canes and mobility training to missionaries in an effort to give the gift of independence to a greater number of blind throughout the world. Please contact us if your organization would like this training.

Global Cane Outreach provides the canes and audio bibles as well as the training to use them for free. This service is only free because of the generous donations we receive.

Training Begins At The Refugio Iglesia (Calvary Chapel) With Founder of Global Cane Outreach, Beverly Crook

~So thankful for the missionaries who helped bring this team and for providing the training and cane for a young thirteen year old girl in village of Matara!~









Thank You Beverly Crook For Your Ministry
& Amazing Love For Others


HEADING TO MATARA TO SHARE 
THIS WONDERFUL GIFT FOR CATEANA

SWEET CATEANA
13 Years Old ~ Struggling For Many Years
With Her Blindness

~Most Days She Sits All Alone~ 
Tears Streamed Down Her Face As We Shared
This Special Gift From Global Cane Outreach
Training The Family Members On How To Use
The New Walking Cane
Teaching Her Mom As She Closes Her Eyes
& Is Unable To See
Please Pray For Cateana
Tears Streamed Down Her Face As She Was
Filled With Many Emotions
Releasing Her Fear
PRAYING THAT SHE WE FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS NEW WALKING CANE. OUR PRAYER IS THAT THIS WILL HELP HER TO MOVE MORE FREELY AROUND HER HOME AND IN HER COMMUNITY ~ HELPING HER TO FEEL & ENJOY GOD'S BEAUTIFUL CREATION
Global Cane Outreach Also Provides Free Audio Bibles ~
Helping To Provide A Way To Study God's Word

“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
~Isaiah 55:11

THANK YOU 
GLOBAL CANE OUTREACH 
AND REFUGIO IGLESIA
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS 
ALL OF YOUR MINISTRIES