Friday, December 19, 2014

Keep up with P.I. activities

*** Things you see when you glance at P.I.'s   goodies list   ***

Quarterly newsletter
Monthly one-page report letter
Monthly page of praises and prayer requests
Other helpful links

Friday, September 21, 2012

Serving Christ in 'the third age' 
Sirviendo a Cristo en la tercer edad

The doorbell rang and, as we were expecting, an elderly, diminutive man entered from the street and greeted us. We were in the home of friends in Lima, Peru. Aldo was tired from a week of counseling and encouraging believers, and we coaxed him to eat a little, which he did carefully; in the last few years he has undergone major bypass surgery, a stroke and cancer surgery. He had just arrived from a week in the village of Diez de Octubre, perhaps fifty houses in the Peruvian jungle, where he helped to start a congregation three years before.
  Sonó el timbre y, como esperábamos, un hombre anciano, diminuto entró por la calle y nos saludó. Estábamos en la casa de unos amigos en Lima, Perú. Aldo estaba cansado de pasar una semana de aconsejar y alentar a los creyentes, y lo convencimos a comer un poco, cosa que hizo con cuidado, porque en los últimos años se ha sometido a una cirugía de bypass mayor, tuvo un derrame cerebral y cirugía del cáncer. Acababa de llegar de pasar una semana en la aldea de Diez de Octubre, quizá cincuenta casas en la selva peruana, donde ayudó a comenzar una congregación tres años antes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Beyond divining dogs and the evil eye, God affects his plan

Felix, now 83 years old and almost deaf, grew up on a desert farm in southwest Peru near the Nazca lines.

An oddly dressed European lady occasionally walked through his village by herself headed for the hills and carrying a broom. The kids called her the witch, and couldn't imagine what she was up to. Only later, as an adult, did he recognize her as Maria Reiche, the German mathematician who was largely responsible for mapping and describing the Nazca lines. These immense pictures of animals, etched into the flat planes, are a composite of shallow troughs that eventually fill with windblown sand, and only by sweeping the sand from them with her broom could their character be clearly seen.


Friday, June 15, 2012

In the fridge of life

The potbellied house with its foundation of round river stone was just a winter stop, but a transition from the mysteries of the Carolina East to the mysteries of the California West for a four-year-old (do people out there savor brook cooled watermelon, juice dripping, as the sun slides away from a sweltery, dusty day?).


Monday, February 7, 2011

Kidney stones and repentance: One evangelist's quest to present the complete gospel

"Before I was to speak, I was suffering from a painful attack of kidney stones! I was faced with two great needs: the need to find a cure for my severe illness, and the need of a solution for sin in the lives of many students in these schools."


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011: Introducing this blog

Here's a start on the New Year with a blog to keep you informed of Proclaim's activities, praises and prayer requests; as well as thoughts and links to good ones as time goes by.

I hope you'll sign up to follow so we can keep you up to speed.