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May 2012

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Medical Campaign A report about the most recent campaign in Cusco. We hosted a four-day clinic. Page 1 Baptisms The details concerning the six most recent converts at our church. Page 2 News and Notes Keep up with our upcoming campaign, a youth event, and more! Page 3 Pictures A few photos of the most recent activities including our Medcial Campaign and furlough. Page 4

1,239 Patients Treated in Medical Campaign


For one week during the year, the work in Cusco goes beyond just growing a church, but also hosts a clinic within its building.
This happened recently during the month of March. A campaign team, consisting of doctors, nurses, therapists, eye doctors, pharmacists, and assistants, visited Cusco during the rst week of March, and their mission was to setup and operate a temporary clinic within our building. This mission is easy to explain but more difcult to execute. This team of 32 individuals were from different congregations of the church who already support the work. They did an incredible job, and during the week treated 1,239 patients during the four days the clinic operated. It is always exciting to be a part of this week because a missionary is able to see both

Barton and Allison Kizer


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sides of the week: (1) how the Peruvians react towards the outpouring of Gods love for the world, and (2) how the campaigners respond to the unique experience of serving in the community of Cusco. Every morning we arrived to the building to nd a long line of people who arrived early in the morning to insure they would be able to see the doctor. As the people poured in, we learned more and more about Cusco. We treated patients who had suffered from the same illness for years. We met young ladies who needed to talk to a counselor about past abuse. We gave out eye glasses to people who had not seen clearly in years. We studied with Peruvians who had never opened the Bible. So many lives were touched, and individuals began a journey to nd solutions for their needs. Each of the 1,239 patients who entered the clinic had the opportunity to study the Bible, was able to see a specialist about their respective need, and was given material about the church as they exited. Dr. Jason McKeown ended the week by delivering a seminar on the topic of medicine, demons, and miracles in the Bible. It was a great week!

Baptisms
During this rst part of the year, the church in Cusco has been blessed with a number of baptisms. This is exciting because we are witnesses to the growth of Gods kingdom. During the last two months, we have seen six individuals make the decision to put Christ on in baptism. Valentina was baptized in Rafael and Jorge, two of the members early March. She is a teenage who were baptized during May. daughter of one of our members. Adamarys was baptized in late March. She is a young girl from the university who has studied the Bible with us for several months. Patricia was baptized during the month of April. She learned about the church through a friend, and after studying one-on-one, she learned about baptism and salvation. Weve had three during the month of May. Hilda was baptized two weeks ago. She has been attending our services for a year and a half. She studied the Bible through our community course called School of the Bible. Then, during one Sunday, both Rafael and Jorge were baptized. Rafael was invited by a friend, and Jorge learned about the church through one of our Friends and Family days. All ve new Christians are excited about the church and are learning what it means to be a disciple and to live among Christians in Cusco.

Furlough
It was a great opportunity to be with so many friends and family during the month of April. We were able to see many of you who often receive this newsletter. We spent a lot of our time with our parents. Cole had a great time with all of his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. It was amazing to see the improvement of his English over a month. He was also able to experience things he isnt able to here in Peru. During the month of April he wore shorts, walked in the creek, shed, saw the animals at the zoo, and event went to the circus. He had a great time! We were also able to visit each of the sponsoring congregations that work with us in Cusco. It was encouraging to be able to share a report of the recent activities in the church. We had a great time and know we are blessed to visit the States and see family, friends, and the co-workers who help the work in Cusco.

Cole with some of his cousins, while on furlough.

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News and Notes


With so much going on, I would like to write about a few of our upcoming events. 1. As the evangelistic eorts grow and become more developed, we have already realized the need for more ministry and leadership among the Peruvians. Currently, we are focusing on how we can hand o more of the church opportunities to the Peruvian Christians. It is challenging, but those who have accepted the responsibility are doing a great work. 2. Some of the new members within the congregation have expressed a desire to have a regular activity for the young people. Although we cannot develop a large youth ministry, we are working with the church to provide a regular opportunity for the youth in the church, as well as those in the community. 3.We have an upcoming campaign, and have already begun in our planning for it. It will be during the week of October 7-13. We hope to plan a campaign that will reach out to the families of Cusco. If you are interested, please let me know. This is a great way to be involved in the work and help the missionaries make more contacts. 4.Recently, two of our members were married. Congratulations to Melchora and Valentin, who were married on March 29, 2012.

Our Monthly Supporters


We are so thankful to all of those who are partnering with us in the work in Cusco. We feel that God will be able to do great things through the work in Peru, and we are so grateful for all those helping us with that opportunity. Chase Park Church of Christ, Huntsville, AL Ashville Road Church of Christ, Leeds, AL 9th Avenue Church of Christ, Haleyville, AL Adamsville Church of Christ, Adamsville, AL Roebuck Parkway Church of Christ, Birmingham, AL Hoover Church of Christ, Hoover, AL Hamilton Church of Christ, Hamilton, AL Jimmy & Judy Finney, Howe, TX Derrek & Danyel Wilson, Montgomery, AL Jason and Tiany McKeown, Birmingham, AL Jean Dickerson, Birmingham, AL

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Jason presenting the seminar during the campaign.

One of our nurses, Leigh, from Chase Park.

Two of the church members helping in campaign.

Adamarys baptism.

Hildas baptism.
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Allison caught a sh on furlough.

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