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Turvey Family – August Update

by | Aug 7, 2013 | Missions Articles

Last month we had the extreme privilege of hosting a team of 13 church members from New York City’s Salem Church. What an incredible experience! After treating the team to street-side grilled cow hearts, we spent several days at our favorite home for children. The team played with, loved on, and grew close to all the kids who live there. We also gave all the kids’ rooms a fresh coat of paint and fun drawings on the walls to liven the place up. The kids LOVED their new rooms…full of monkeys on the walls, sunshine, birds, trees, rockets, and race cars. We cleaned and painted the kids’ indoor/outdoor play area, bought them some new toys, and spent hours holding and just being with the kids, doing our best to share Christ’s love with these precious kids. The team was incredible with the kids, diving into the situation and letting each of the children know how special they are to us and to God. Truly we felt the grace and presence of God as we enjoyed serving each and every one of the children.

After spending an amazing time with the kids, we helped out for 2 days with Free Wheelchair Mission. We helped build 100 wheelchairs and then welcomed pre-qualified individuals from all over Lima to come receive their shiny new wheelchair and to hear the Gospel. Some recipients were carried in by hand, some arrived in old wheelchairs unfit for anybody, and some hobbled in on crutches. It was so special to see the gratitude on people’s faces and to know we were serving our Peruvian brothers and sisters – physically and spiritually.

What’s coming up…

Just over a year ago, we attended a missions training event in the mountains of Peru. My biggest takeaway from that event was that nobody ever “brings God anywhere.” We may think we’re taking God’s love to the masses around the world through our missions trips and giving and whatnot – but God is already at work – everywhere. Wherever you are, find out what His people are already doing, and join them.

We have two big events coming up this month are great examples of finding out what God is already doing, and joining hands with those people. In the first part of the month, we’re hosting a wonderful family from Minnesota that is doing their very first missionstripasafamily. We’reso honored they chose to do so with us. We’ll be doing more painting and work at the orphanage, distributing wheelchairs, and giving them an overview of what God is already doing here in Peru. We’re excited to see how God speaks to us, our friends, and those we’re serving.

Then, starting on August 13th, we’re taking four incredible missionary couples on the Inca Trail for an Epic Marriage Adventure. We’llbehikingfour days to Machu Picchu on 500+ year old Incan trails, learning marriage lessons from WinShape Marriage’s Director, Dr. Shawn Stoever. I’m super excited to see how we’re challenged physically and in our relationships to stretch, grow, and be better people in the service of our Savior.

This trip is the culmination of months of planning and hard work. We’re so ready to pour into the lives of these four couples, whose cumulative ministry reaches thousands here in Peru and around the world.

 

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