The Rummerys are adopting! God placed adoption on our hearts about two years ago as a result of mission trips we took with our church in 2009 and 2010 to an orphanage in Peru. Well, to be honest, Cindy has had this on her heart since I took a trip to an orphanage in Ukraine in 1998, and it has taken me this long to open my heart to adoption! Read More Here

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Church-Plant in Santa Rosa, Lima, Peru

Geoff Ingum at Pastor Robi's house
Geoff and Raechel Ingrum have been serving as Windsor Road supported missionaries here in Lima for over a year. They have a dual role,serving among disadvantaged youth on the street during the week, and assisting a Peruvian pastor with a church plant on the weekends. Today Cindy, our little girl and I rode with the Ingrums up to the Santa Rosa neighborhood here in Lima to attend this new church plant.

Raechel Ingrum with Pastor Robi's wife, Elita
Geoff preached a clear and solid message about the origin and and reality of sin, along with our proper response. As a young church this was an important message for them to hear. Every day these new believers in Santa Rosa experience the stark realities of extreme poverty along with their neighbors in this community on the outskirts of the city.  Robi, the pastor, has moved to this neighborhood with his family to reach people for Christ. Our interaction with him this morning revealed a wonderful heart for Christ and for the people of Santa Rosa.
The new church plant in Santa Rosa
A view of Santa Rosa from the church

Geoff and Raechel's brand-new house in Santa Rosa
Geoff preached this morning
Robi and Elita with their kids and Robi's dad

Santa Rosa, Lima, Peru

After the church service we went with Robi and his family down the street to their humble home where our daughter especially enjoyed chasing their chickens and ducks around! This next year we will see God's blessings on this community as Geoff and Robi pray and work together under the Lord's direction to do His will in Santa Rosa

We were relieved to hear that Christina and Katie traveled all the way home by themselves without any problems early this morning. They looked pretty tired as we chatted on Skype with them.
We are in one of the waiting phases of our adoption process as we look forward to the release of the official resolution on Tuesday. This will be the final step in the adoption becoming final. Some call this the "gottcha day," and I'm sure we'll breath quite a sigh of relief after this is complete. Pray for some good parent/child bonding time for us this week!

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