Sunday, January 29, 2012

Musin on a Sunday Morning...

It’s early Sunday morning and I find myself soaking up the crisp morning as I look out the front window. I have been reminded of how God works once again…Just last night, I was talking with an old friend from my career days in the insurance business. I heard his testimony of how God used the man’s son to get to the heart of his dad. I was so excited to see how through prayer, 4 years of it, finally got his dad into a relationship with Christ. Don’t underestimate the power of the prayers of a young person. So often, they are genuine, without doubt and full of faith that God will surely answer the prayer. That is what He does!

From a ministry standpoint, there are so many things I can write about, but I will try to keep it as short as possible.

It is always exciting to see people come to the Lord. A while back, just after our arrival in Cusco, a young man from England who had been coming to The Meeting Place Church finally conceded to give his heart to Christ. He returned to England and continued to walk with the Lord. Just a few days ago, I got word that he had been baptized and was letting all those around him know that his heart belongs to Christ. It is just like God to give us a little boost of motivation to keep us pushing forward.

The Meeting Place Café, Guest House, and Language Institute

We are currently in the off season. With that being said, God has been blessing our mission with business. We have been a bit slower in the café, but the guest house and language classes have been going strong. In all, when most businesses are losing money, we are hanging in there. One nice thing about the café when it is a bit slower is that we have more opportunity and time to really tell our story and share our vision.

MotoMission

God is continuing to work in this new endeavor. We are currently waiting on equipment to arrive here in Peru. Once this arrives, we will open for business. The arrival date is February 8th. Check out our new Facebook page which can be found at MotoMission.

Additional partners are needed for our MotoMission project. Our business model requires a reliable vehicle to use as a support vehicle for the motorcycle tours. We also will be able to use the same vehicle for our family needs and other ministry needs such as group mission trips and other logistic items. If you can support this need, we would be blessed in a number of ways. Any amount would be helpful and no amount is too large. We are trying to raise about 19K for this vehicle. I would like to have the funds ready to use as soon as possible so in order to be able to offer our large tour packages when a client is ready to sign up. If you would like additional info, please let me know. All tax deductable donations can be made through CTEN (Make checks payable to CTEN c/o Scott and Teri Englund) and sent to PO Box 291307 Kerrville, TX 78029-1307 or call at (800) 872-5404 or online at http://tinyurl.com/cuscoscott. For donations for the vehicle, please drop us a note to let us know it is for the vehicle. Thanks so much!

If any of you have prayer requests, please send them our way. We enjoy praying for you and supporting those that support us. May God continue to bless you in every way possible…

The Englund Family

US phone 208-850-1851

Skype Name Scottiedawg_2

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Englund Family Needs Your Prayers!

It seems like it has been a while since I sent out an update. We have been up to our ears in business, are dealing with some tough issues that create a lot of stress and pressure, and are also making some changes which leads to long days and a lot of extra work for our family and volunteers. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel and we are thankful that we will be able to take a break soon. But for now, we know what needs to be done…Our hearts are excited for the days to come.



So, in this newsletter, I wanted to give you a list of current prayer items. Some are needs and some are praises. We serve an abundant God and for that our family is so excited about the future. We ask that you join us in prayer and continue to support our ministry through prayer. What a huge support it is to know that we are not just some missionary family in a far off place. Your partnership in prayer is vital to our ministry. Thank you for your faithfulness.


I have also included some pictures of recent things so you can see some of the things we are up to in the past few weeks.

Here is our prayer list:

We are moving…As we move forward with our MotoMission project, we needed to have a home that included a place to store the equipment. God has blessed us with an amazing place at a great price, and it fits all of our needs. It is located close to the kid’s school, has the garage space for the MotoMission equipment, and is in a safe and tranquil neighborhood. We love it- What a praise!

As for school for the kids, Teri needs a break. She has done and outstanding job with homeschooling, but she is tired. Emma, our littlest daughter is just like I was when I was a kid. Love her to death, but a tough student…The kids are excited about going back to normal school, but along with that comes all the pressures of meeting new friends, teachers, rules, schedules, and homework. Please keep Kayle and Emma in your prayers as they transition back to school. They start at the beginning of March.

One area, in which we need prayer, is with The Meeting Place Church. We recently have had a major change in the structure of the ministry. The vision of the church/ministry has changed over the past year and has wandered from its original focus. Along with some structural issues and accountability issues, we have decided to change the leadership of the church from one person ( a pastor) to a group of leaders that will direct the ministry. In doing so, there are some discomforts with relationships, and hurt feelings. However, I do know that God is working from every angle of this situation. We covet your prayers that Gods will be done in our ministry here at The Meeting Place.

MotoMission-the MotoMission project is moving forward and are going to be able to open the doors in the next week or two. We have the bare essentials to start the operation. The momentum is great! However, to do the project as it has been planned, we are still trying to reach our goal. From a financial perspective, we are still a bit short on being able to purchase all of the equipment that is needed. Our next purchase needs to be a vehicle. For the nature of the business, we need to make sure we purchase the correct vehicle that will serve the needs of the business. We also want to be able to use the same vehicle for our other ministry needs. Please pray and ask that God will provide for our transportation needs. If you would like to join us in helping us purchase a vehicle, we would be so blessed. You can make a donation by clicking on the following link. Please send us an email to let us know if the donation was for the vehicle so we can keep an accounting of the vehicle funds. Here is the link: http://www.tinyurl.com/cuscoscott

Volunteers…as many of you know, we are a volunteer run business. We do have a few real employees, but we operate mostly on the help of volunteers. To keep the consistency of our atmosphere, we need steady volunteers that can come and join us in our ministry. We can handle any type of time commitment, and can arrange housing, language school, and give a wonderful opportunity to serve. Please keep this need in your prayers. If you know anyone that may be interested, please help us get connected. My email is scott@themeetingplacecusco.com.

There you have it! Our big prayer needs! Although these are the big ones, please keep us in your prayers with regards to our family, health, marriage, support raising, business, ministry, safety, and spiritual needs most importantly. Satan surely does not want us here and he has made it quite apparent. We do serve a much bigger God and for that we are moving forward with confidence.

We are so thankful for all of you that continue to lift us up in prayer and financial support. We would have no reason to be here if it were not for your partnership in this ministry. Thank you from the deepest parts of our hearts. Know that we pray for you all. If you have a specific need, make sure that you communicate that with us. It is always amazing to see how God answers the prayers of my daughter Kayle. Things happen when she prays! She has a special connection with God that continues to bring me to my knees as I see a faithful God answering the prayers of a young missionary girl in Peru. So if you want a 12 year old girl lifting up your needs, send us your prayer need and expect that God will be working on it. If it is important to you, it is important to us. We are all on the same team.

Many blessing on you all! Onward and upward…

The Englund Family