|We started the day(Friday, August 19) by delivering school supplies sent by FRESH Fellowship to three different schools. This shot was with the teacher in charge for the day at the local high school.|
|As we left the high school I stopped to pose with some of the boys who really were not interested in posing for a picture.|
|As we drove into the town of Chaquicoche we saw a field where lambs were being slaughtered. Apparently that is standard procedure for market day.|
We spent the day trying to locate local pastors in Chaquicoche, Independencia and San Jose de Quero. Some we were able to talk to, others we were not able to find. There were several times we asked about a pastor and the reply was, he was just here! We did spend a lot of time trying to build bridges with pastors from many different evangelical traditions. Impressions are that there is a lot of competition. Many churches have been started with splits from other churches. Most of them are small and struggling. I feel that continued efforts will bear some fruit and will break down some barriers. If we can encourage them and train all the pastors then perhaps the message of salvation will be preached across the valley.
15 It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16 The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17 The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.