I have just received a bunch of pictures from Lima. The church that was begun with the dedication of the corner stone in May and then was held in a tent ten days later now has a building. Here is the picture!
The work was done by the women and children and under the guidance of Fr. Benjamin Salas and his wife Livia. They are indefatigable! Thanks too to Bishop Godfrey who found the funds for the materials. What I love is the “can do” attitude, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Next week my dear friend and colleague – Fr. Mike Chapman and his wife Linda are attending a Crossroads conference with SAMS-USA to discern their possible calling to Lima. Mike and I worked together and are co-godfathers of the Mision San Andres.
On another matter. Praise God! I have heard from SAMS-GB that they are very happy jointly to sponsor our ministry in Peru. This means that contributions from the UK can be made to SAMS-GB and thus the full tax advantages are available there as well as in the USA. In the UK the charitable organization is able to recover the income taxes paid by the donor so long as the giving is done according to the UK system. Sounds good to me!
Blessings to all at the end of a very long and exciting summer.