"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being ROOTED and grounded in LOVE, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the LOVE of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."

~Ephesians 3:14-21

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Geyer Springs FBC & PedsPlus Returns to Cajamarca, Peru


Geyer Springs FBC and PedsPlus teamed up to provide therapy care for children and adults with special needs. Two orphanages and three schools were visited daily by therapists who worked with the children and adults and trained the caregivers in each of the facilities. In addition to the therapy teams, a small medical team evaluated several of the children and adults and provided medical care where appropriate. It was a challenging week daily confronting tremendous physical needs but also a rewarding week where the therapists were able to improve the quality of care by working with both the children and their caregivers.

Villa Milagro Ministries would like to thank Geyer Springs FBC and PedsPlus for all the handwork and love that you shared with the people of Peru!

May God Bless You All For Your Faithfulness & Dedication To The Ministry!

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ."
~Colossians 3:23

Monday, April 14, 2014

March 2014 ~ Highlights From The Arkansas Baptist High School Team

In March 2014, a team of 15 from Arkansas Baptist High School (ABHS), returned to Villa Milagro. The team was led by Lucinda Clark and Mark Tyler, both teachers of ABHS. This year’s team consisted of many familiar faces and several new members, all students attending ABHS enrolled in higher level Spanish classes. After many long flights, the team arrived safely and began their work along side Janneth Soledad, Villa Milagro’s Minister in Evangelism, prayer walking in a near by community, inviting many youth to the upcoming Vacation Bible School, and encouraging many adults to attend Monte Sion Church. The team joined together as they all watched one of their team members follow Christ in obedience with baptism. All of heaven was rejoicing as the team witnessed this amazing event. The team continued to minister in the center plaza of Cajamarca, sharing personal testimonies, performing skits, and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The team also attended special youth services in a small church located in San Francisco, encouraging new believers in their walk of faith and discussing ways to overcome daily temptations of sin. 

Early Sunday morning, the team helped with the entire service at Monte Sion Church. The team came well prepared to share testimonies, perform skits, and play games with the children. After an unforgettable morning, the team headed to the local orphanage and the special needs orphanage to love on all the children and teach them about Jesus Christ. 

Throughout the week, the team continued to serve others and work along side the many projects of Villa Milagro. The students scraped, sanded, and painted the fence at the new Monte Sion Healthcare Clinic. During their time there, some of the students helped assist local dental students inside the clinic. After helping with the needs of the healthcare clinic, the team prepared for their first day of VBS. Close to 90 children arrived and 15 adults, as the team performed songs, used puppets, read stories, made crafts, and played games all in Spanish. After the youth left, the team took this opportunity to play a game of futbol (soccer) with some of the men that attended. After a long first day of VBS, the team had a special surprise waiting for them after dinner, with a local musical quartet playing beautiful music with stringed instruments. 

The students had an opportunity to buy food for families in need at the local markets and deliver the items to several homes. The team was humbled and blessed by this opportunity and thanked God for the opportunity to pray and love on many families struggling to make ends meet. God was moving in powerful ways, as several individuals made decisions to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Praise God for these blessings and the faithfulness of this team. 

Over 95 kids attended the VBS for the second day, as the team came well prepared to minister to these precious youth and children. Late in the evening, the team traveled 10,000 foot above sea level to Celso’s (pastor and staff member of Villa Milagro) church. The students ministered to the members of the church through songs, skits, and testimonies. On the final day of VBS, over 120 arrived and fellowshipped with the ABHS students. 

Villa Milagro would like to thank the leaders of ABHS and all the students who traveled many miles to help minister in this area. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the people here in Peru. May God bless you all and we look forward to your return next year. 

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."
~1 Peter 4:10-11