Saturday, June 21, 2014

If you need something to pray about...

We are thankful that so many of you are supporting our family and mission here in Cusco. We are also fortunate to be able to do what we have been sent to do. With that said, there are a number of things that need to be communicated with those of you that are on our support team. We cannot do what we do without so many of you that are constantly praying and supporting us financially. Also, encouragement is something that has an intrinsic value that is of the highest importance. Without those three things in place, we would be packing up and taking on a normal life back in the US. It is way too difficult to do what we do without a group of people like you with which to take this journey.

The Englund Family...Saying Thank You from the Andes of Peru
It has been a while since we put out our prayer list. I was reminded the other day about the power of prayer. We prayed for a good friend of one of our café customers who comes to our Gathering discussion on Sunday nights. He was in a coma with not much hope. It looked really bad. They were going to pull out the tubes and see if he would make it. Cesar came in the next morning and told us that his friend had miraculously come out of his coma, rose up in bed, and even spoke to his wife…The next day! Some may say it was a coincidence, but I believe that God created coincidence…
Here are a number of prayer needs that we are dealing with at the moment. We would like to invite you to pray and support our family as we continue to serve here in Peru.
Our health…Teri is getting over a broken hand. She is in the therapy stage. The medical treatment is really discouraging. She is ready to be back to normal. I have recently broken some ribs and am just about healed up. I need to be on my A game as I have a number of very difficult/physical motorcycle tours lined up in the coming days. Our girls are healthy, but as many of you know about health issues, it is so much easier when we feel right.
Luis and Rachael Vasquez…This is the couple that has joined us at the café. They are in the beginning stages of everything. A lot of changes. We ask for your prayer to support them as they support our ministry. They have already relieved a huge burden of work at the café. They are in a position where they need to raise more living expenses in order to be volunteers at the café just like our family. I would love to bless them with some fundraising help.
The Vasquez Family
Our sweet daughters, Kayle and Emma…God has given us great kids. Life is extremely tough for them. They have the typical issues that kids their ages have, but because of the lifestyle we lead, it has added a few things to the list. Learning science in a foreign language for example.  Just keep them in prayer. Encouragement is a big one for them. Also, socially, pray that they would continue to develop good healthy relationships.
Financial support for our family…It has been a while since we have focused on our family support. Things change, people change, support changes. We are going to need to reinforce our family support as time goes on. It is always an encouraging thing to do, but it is a lot of work. Please pray that we can develop that part of our ministry in order to allow us to focus on the ministry that we have in Peru.
Our families back home…We often feel that living in Peru creates a disconnect with our families. Things happen and we are not there to experience it. We miss our families. Pray for comfort for us as we live so far away.
Volunteers for the café…We are in the busy season now. The work load is stressful, but when we have good volunteers, we can breathe a bit better. Pray that God would provide amazing volunteers for our ministry.
There are many others, but these are the main things that consume much of our time and focus. Please consider how you can join our family in this mission.
To join our financial support team, please contact CTEN(Commission To Every Nation) via telephone at  (800) 872-5404 or just follow the link If you are interested in supporting Rachael and Luis, please contact me via email and I will help you through the process. Just know that when you bless our family and ministry, you are giving us a great form of encouragement.
Until next time,
The Englund Family
Scott, Teri, Kayle, and Emma

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