From the thirteenth to the sixteenth of January, approximately 80 pastors will gather together in northern Peru for a four-day conference taught by pastors Jamey Tucker and Justin Huffman. The men who will be attending the conference are all pastors spread throughout the northern region of Peru, serving in places ranging from coastal cities to far-out mountain villages. All 80 men will travel to a conference center near the city of Piura, including all of the HeartCry missionaries serving in that region of Peru. Many of the pastors that will attend have had no formal theological preparation, which makes these conferences a wonderful opportunity for the men to receive rare and needed teaching on the foundational truths of the Gospel and Christian living.
The topics to be taught by Justin and Jamey are "Jesus in the Old Testament," looking at pictures of the Redeemer from Genesis to Malachi, as well as "The Gospel and the Life of the Pastor." Pray for the two teachers as they proclaim the Word of God, and also pray for the translators, that they might be given clarity and power. The time of fellowship that the pastors will have with one another is also very important to their encouragement and edification, so please pray that the interactions among all the men might be Spirit-filled and strengthening for the men as they go back to their homes and ministries.
Though there has been much planning and preparation that has gone into this conference, it is all in vain without the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. Pray that God might be gracious to all of the men involved, in order that Christ might be treasured to greater degrees, and that His Gospel might go forth with great effectiveness there.