Update from our Peru Team
Friday, our first full day in Arequipa, we broke into teams from all of the groups to walk the city and pray for specific areas of the city and where the big Love Extreme event will be held. It was a lot of walking and seeing firsthand the needs of the people. Each one of us were in a different group, so this was a good bonding time for the broader team as well as covering the city with prayer.
There are three main teams, with the biggest one being promotion - which is what we re doing. The other groups are construction and medical. The promotion team loaded into a combi (small bus) and headed into a more affluent neighborhood. This is where the director of Extreme Nazarene lives and is trying to make inroads. It is difficult because the people feel as if they are successful and don’t need God. Some people knocked on doors, some handed out flyers, and some interacted with the children. Dave handed out flyers for a while but then went back to the church to practice with the band. Sammy asked him to play bass for worship. Bob wore a backpack with a big sign on it and handed out flyers. Robin was with one of the teams knocking on doors and danced with a little old lady at the block party. Elaine was in the cuy/guinea pig costume playing with the kids, very hot inside of that suit on a very hot day.
In the afternoon, we went to another area and handed out more flyers inviting people to Love Extreme. The police made us move, but we found another place across the street and attracted more attention. How could we not, with a bunch of Norte Americanos, a cuy, people with bright green and purple wigs, and a group of Americans trying to dance a traditional Peruvian dance, complete with costumes. (Don’t worry, all captured on video, or maybe you should worry!)
Tonight there was an English class. They advertised that anyone wanting to practice their English could come practice with people from the states. It was an awesome time, we met with two young singles, Ruth and Gonzolo. Ruth teaches small children, wants to deepen her spiritual walk, and lead the children in the right direction. Gonzolo is studying mechanical engineering at the university and would like prayer for his family. We prayed for them after our class, but if you would please pray for them as well. That would be awesome! We almost didn’t stay for this part because they had too many of us, but praise God we did.

2013 Peru

Date: July 11, 2013 - July 23, 2013

Follow the Team During their Trip to Peru

There has been much prayer and planning for our 2013 Peru mission trip and the team is now ready to depart.  They are joining up with other teams from across the country to work on some construction projects but their primary focus is on their big "Love Extreme 2013" event. 

There are several ways to follow them during their project.  The content will be different on each of these social media outlets.  Here are ways you can keep up on what's happening. 
  1. The best way to see what they're up to is through the Love Extreme 2013 Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/LoveExtreme2013.  They will be posting pictures and highlights on this page during the whole project!
  2. For general and succinct news, the Extreme Nazarene Ministries Facebook page will be regularly updated https://www.facebook.com/Extremenazarene
  3. Follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/extremenazarene
  4. Updates will also be found on http://extremenazarene.wordpress.com/
Continue to keep the team in your prayers!

We are excited to have a team of people heading back to Arequipa, Peru in 2013  to work with Extreme Nazarene and the local Peruvian ministers to help a their huge Love Extreme event. 

The Purpose of Love Extreme

The world is waiting to experience the Extreme Love of God. We are commanded to not “just pretend to love others, (but to) really love them.” This kind of love is how Extreme is going to fulfill our call; a call to disciple all nations! All across South America 40/40 missionaries are planting inner city Churches; meeting the needs of those who are lost and dying. Love Extreme is designed to Mobilize 200 Short Term Volunteers to cities across South America for 2 weeks in an intense and intentional plan of attack, bringing entire cities to their knees.

Love Extreme is a two-fold project. The first week and a half of Love Extreme focuses on each team member going out, ministering to the community and inviting them to come and be a part of the HUGE Love Extreme Event. Through Compassion, Evangelism and Community Service, each STV will use their gifts and talents to reach out with the Love of God, inviting everyone they meet to come and be a part of the Kingdom of God and the Love Extreme Event. This first part of the project will also focus on preparation for the Love Extreme Event.

The second part of the project is the actual Love Extreme Event. Each event will be built around the culture and community in which it’s held. Bathed in prayer and preparation this event will start early in the morning, running till late at night. The goal is to preach the gospel to 1,000’s locals, sharing with them the Love of God through Live Worship, Dynamic Children’s Ministry, Free Medical Clinics and Powerful Speakers. All of this with done for the purpose of bringing 1,000’s individuals into a powerful and life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Valentine's Italian Dinner Fundaiser

Saturday, February 16, 2013, 5:30pm at the Church

The Peru/Ecuador mission team is hosting an Italian fundraising dinner on Saturday, February 16th. This is a great way to support the mission team while enjoying a great dinner and fellowship.  You will have an entrĂ©e choice of homemade lasagna, chicken alfredo or chicken parmesan.  In addition to a yummy dinner, you will enjoy a movie, have the opportunity to have your picture taken and go home with your photo that night.  You may also go home with auction items that include a night at a local hotel! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $30 per couple or $18 per person.  Invite your friends and family to come with you!  Childcare will be provided.  Tickets will be available for purchase on Sunday mornings or you can contact Scott or Robin Haselwood directly at 253-347-2857. 

Peru Missions Team Bake Sale

Sunday, December 16, 2013

Our Peru Missions Team is having a bake sale on Sunday, December 16th and all proceeds will help offset the cost of the teams expenses.  You can help by donating baked goods.  We ask that you have all baked items to the church by noon on Saturday, December 15th. Then on Sunday, December 16th you will have the opportunity to purchase baked goods for the holidays. 

Contact Elaine Morrison at 253-468-5134 for more information. 

Team Leader, Bob Heath
Church Office: 253-839-6085