Click on Ted and Nate to see a short 4 minute video about our Men's Retreat
Matthew and Ivy Carver with Calvary Chapel Bible College, Peru
MEN'S RETREAT FALL 2016 This semester's men's retreat was in an exotic location, with great times of sharing, adventurous exploration, a bit of discomfort, some opportunities for stillness, and, above all, wonder. He leads us by still water...the mountains quake before his name. Please click on Nate and Ted below to see a short 4 minute video of the retreat
A little fruit from the Trip
This is Gonzalo. He has been a friend of mine for 8 years. He first got involved in the church when the Bible college was in Lima and it was there that we met. About 4 years ago he got offered a job as a surf photographer for Nike and Hurley. Due to personal reasons, and with the temptation of being able to travel and be a part of a something very big and exciting, he stopped going to church and his walk with the Lord diminished. For the last 4 years he has been all over the world, he knows famous surfers that I have only watched on internet videos. But his life was very empty. Due to many different influences in his life, he has quit his job, moved to our city to be a part of the Bible College aid, and was able to participate in this year's men's retreat. It reminds of Zacchaeus when he said, "“Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold." While one of our staff members Ted Howse shared his testimony, Gonzalo spontaneously began to share his own testimony of being lost in the surf world and how much the Lord resisted him through that time. At that end of it he said, "I didn't think that I was going to speak, it just started coming out." The Lord used the power of testimony to bear witness to his ability to save once again. Gonzalo is just beginning to walk with the Lord again, he says he feels refreshed, but he is still just barely taking new steps of faith. Pray for him that his faith might be established.
This Friday (March 25) we are sending all of our students on our semester missions trips. We are visiting 3 cities in the North of Peru: the jungles of Iquitos and Moyobamba and the mountains of Cajabamba city. Please pray for our students as they go and if any of you have it on your heart to support a student on his trip, please feel free to email us at TurkeyCarver1@hotmail.com.
From us here in Peru, thank you so much for all your love and support and prayers. Please pray for the establishing of the Bible College, the classes, the mission trips, and that God's word might become known through Peru.