Welcome to eNoticias. This is a new initiative of Amigos del Peru whereby we seek to supplement the printed Noticias with a more regular newsletter via the web.
Historic Seminary Association launched
Training future clergy and lay leaders on the Internet is bringing together seminaries in Latin America and the United States.
At an historic meeting in Lima, representatives from a Theological Consortium, Nashotah House Seminary and three dioceses agreed the basis of cooperation and the sharing of resources. The conference was organized by the Diocese of Peru’s Saints Augustine Seminary.
It will provide the basis for training seminarians in distant parts of large diocese like Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay. It could also provide support for training in hispanic theological institutes in the United States. Interest has already been shown by one such institute in a large city of the US.
At the same time conversations are about to begin with Canterbury University in the UK with the hope that future students may receive a degree in theology.
Healing Team visits Lima
In November praise and worship filled Church of the Ascension, Lima, as a visiting team of prayer ministers taught and ministered to men and women of the Anglican Diocese of Peru. After worship over a hundred people moved to the hall to listen to the teaching on Healing Prayer Ministry. Led by Phil and Wendy Coy, the visiting team from Connecticut shared principles of prayer ministry. They explained intercession, face to face prayer ministry, the importance of forgiveness, and the necessity of listening to the Holy Spirit speak to each situation. Following each teaching session, participants worked together in small groups to practice what had just been taught.
The teaching series culminated on Saturday with a time of testimony and commissioning by the visiting team. People shared experiences they hadhad during the week. A priest and seminarian described the healing of a relationship where discord had separated them. Others shared
about being healed of shame and low self-esteem. The Lord ministered to the people gathered and met their individual needs. Those present learned how better to pray in the power of the Holy Spirit and listen to His direction.
During the second week, the team of six spoke at various churches, had small group meetings with children’s ministry leaders, youth leaders, and others who wanted to hear more about prayer ministry. This team has been embraced by parishioners, seminarians, priests and deacons here in the diocese. Deacon Rachel Hill writes: “There is huge brokenness in Latin America and the Lord is calling us, as his Body, to engage in the same healing ministry He modeled for us. To do this we need to equip an army of disciples who can minister in his name and power and that is exactly what we propose to do!” Their visit has blessed the diocese.
Construction teams visit the Arequipa area
Gloria and Sandy Johnson wrote, mid November, from Arequipa: “We are crazy busy with teams. During October and November we have had four teams (plus Susan Kerr and Cinde Rawn from Christ Church, Plano and Threads of Hope) back to back.”
The one from Minneapolis came this morning at 5:40 AM! The final team that will also be working out at San Lucas school all next week is from St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis. Their leader is Canon Richard Norman. The team from Church of the Redeemer, Irving, TX, – finish up today working at the San Lucas school . Their ministry is a mix of construction, Godly Play, and nurse consultations. The leader is Fr. Steve Danzey. They leave tomorrow.
“After the St. Philip’s visit to Cabanaconde, the next construction team was from Christ Church Plano and they did a LOT of hard work on the new dormitory at Sagrada Familia. Sandy put up a blog with LOTS of pictures, actually a day-by-day account.”
Canon Montgomery adds: “Thanks to the team from St. Matthew Cathedral, Dallas, whose team in August constructed the walls of Mision Santiago Apostol, Arequipa. The top photo is from their entrance.”
- Thanksgiving for Bishop Godfrey’s recent visit to Texas and for the mission relationships forged there.
- The Christian witness of our Diocesan missions and churches at this preparation time of Advent – may our hearts be ready for Jesus.
- Bishop Mike and Linda Chapman in their new move and the team in Ica/Ayacucho – for stamina as they travel to new towns.
- Thanksgiving for the marriage of Fr. Ruben and Giuliana in Juliaca.
- Bishop Mike and Linda as they prepare to visit the US so as to tell God’s story in Peru and to raise funds.
- More funds for the Peruvian clergy stipend fund and the Peruvian mission.