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Blessed Hope Int’l Mission &

“All for Him” Ministry


Newsletter
PERU – Amazon Jungle Mission Trip
November 20 – 26, 2008 No. 21

“The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the
shadow of death a light has dawned.”
(Isaiah 9:2 NIV)

Greetings to you all in the most precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

The physical darkness in the shepherd field new Bethlehem must have filled the night with a
quiet uncertainty that seemed like a metaphor reflecting the spiritual darkness of the age. Sheep
wandered under the dim sky while shepherds carried the weight of their difficult circumstances.
Bad circumstances, additional taxes, faded memories of David’s golden age, and a silent heaven
added to the personal darkness each shepherd felt. The darkness of that time in history made the
brightness of the angelic announcement even more pronounced. “Suddenly, God’s angel stood
among them and God’s glory blazed around them…” (Luke 2:9) Light came to their darkness.

It gives me a great pleasure to get in touch with you while sharing with
you the exciting mission trip through the dark Amazon jungle from
which we just returned from safely. Pastor Jamie Flores, Edgar Garza,
Eduardo Marroquin, Gerry Wolfe, Cornel Ianchici and Constantin
Lupancu were given the opportunity to travel to the indigenous people
of the Amazon rainforest/jungle. The light of Jesus Christ spiritually
and literally shines over them. They live in the obscure and isolated
parts of the jungle, very far from civilization and the modern world.
The purpose of this trip to Peru was to do a documentary of the jungle
life, bring school supplies and Christmas
presents to children of EFATA (death/ mute
kids) and the street kids from Iquitos (the
nearest city to the jungle). This visit was
very productive. I hope this report
encourages you because you’ll see how your
prayers and financial support are making a
difference in the lives of people in Peru and
the Amazon Jungle. The Lord also enables
us to share the Light of Jesus wherever we
went and this makes a big impact in their life.

We left Chicago on Thursday Nov. 20th at 9 a.m. and


we arrived in Iquitos, Peru on Friday Nov. 21st at 9
a.m. It took us exactly 24 hours to get to our first
stop in the country. We visited EFATA ministry
about 4 hours later. The kids greeted us at the door
with balloons and escorted us to their church. One
of the kids there had a message from God for us.
The message was that our heart must be like a
sponge to absorb God’s word. We gave the kids everything we had for
them. We purchased tables and chairs for their classrooms and we
equipped their pastor with a laptop, projector, digital camera and a
motorcycle. We played volleyball with the kids and interviewed three
of them for our documentary. We left at 6:30 p.m. and went to Iglesia
Bautista at 7:30 p.m. We preached the word of God there and many
people were delivered from strongholds of the past and received
healing. The presence of God was unbelievable.

On Saturday, Nov. 22nd we visited the street kids. We ministered to


them and fed them lunch. There were about 65 of them. Their ages
ranged from 8 – 13 years. These kids got raped on the street. Some of
them are homosexuals, thieves and prostitutes. Our hearts were
broken to see how the devil operates in the lives of these kids. They
told us that many foreigners go there to have sex with them and the
kids do it just for food. Please help us pray for these street kids. We
need to build a house where they can be secure and safe. Pray that
God will provide resources for them to have food and transportation
everyday, not just one day a week. They need to come to the YWAM
base to hear the Word of God everyday.

That same afternoon we had a marriage seminar, and about 20 couples came. In this service a
missionary pastor was healed from skin cancer pain on her leg. That
was confirmed even after we arrived back home. There are too many
details to describe in this letter, but allow me to say that the presence
of God was Great and awesome!!

That night we preached to a youth group in a church called


Remanente. God’s presence was manifested again, and almost every
kid came forward to the altar and asked for prayer. Some of them
admitted to have been abused in their homes. They felt dirty and
unworthy until that night when God healed them. Eduardo Marroquin
shared his testimony and God used him in a mighty way. There are no
words to express the presence of God that night.

Sunday morning we left by boat to the jungle into a community called


San Jose. After a few hours of sailing through the Marion River, we
arrived in one village where we built a water well months ago. Now
the well needed to be repaired and so we took care of it. Then we
sailed onto another village called Leoncio Prado
where All for Him Ministry built a church sometime
ago called Centro de Vida Cristiana Peru. We
ministered at night in that church and three people
came to accept the Light of His Word. One of
which was delivered from witchcraft. There was a real manifestation of the
Light that shined through the darkness that night. The glory of God shined in
the church.

Monday morning we went to another community called San Martin. We built another water well
and ministered to a group of people with The Proclaimer. The Proclaimer is a solar radio
donated by Faith Comes by Hearing Ministry. That night we went back to the island of Iquitos.
On Tuesday we rested after returning from the jungle. The next day we fed 55
kids from the street in the local Christian school. We left Iquitos that night to
return to Chicago to our families for Thanksgiving Day.

We are called to minister and give to others in need. Jesus


remains the Light of the world and never has the world
needed the Light of His Glory to shine more than now. No
matter what is happening to the world in this difficult time of crisis, we must
remain steady continuing to bring hope to the hopeless and Light of Jesus to
those trapped in darkness. I would ask you to pray for us and our ministries
and we wish you a joyful and prosperous year in 2009 despite the harsh
economic distress of 2008.

God Bless You as You Plant into His Kingdom

Constantin Lupancu
Jamie Flores

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