Everyone is doing well here in Cusco. The Killillays and ourselves made it to Cusco with no problems and all of our bags made it as well. We had some challenges with the elevation and some were a little sick but everyone is good now. David and Brook Daniel and Ike Holton have helped us tremendously since we got here. Are visas are going through but there may be a different problem with the kids visas so keep praying. Here is an update from a friend of ours concerning visas:
I asked our Logistical Coordinator for the IMB here in Peru and it sounds like the new law will not come into affect until November. There are a group of evangelicals that regularly meet with the Justice Ministry here. One of our office workers is part of that group. My understanding is that the government didn't understand some of the difference in how the evangelical churches function, assuming they were all working together for one mission like the Catholic church, or something like that. Anyways, this group is trying to explain some of the difference and they are the ones proposing the 250. I expect this law will be changed probably before it takes effect.
We are loving Cusco and can't wait to explore the city and start pouring our lives into the people of God here. An update with pictures and maybe a video is coming soon. Thanks everyone for praying.
One other cool thing that happened was when we arrived to Cusco there was an earthquake, which is rare. It reminded me of Revelation 8:3-5:
And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, 4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.
God is paving the way for His work in Cusco. Gloria a Dios.