January – New Surge Project to Peru

Al will be taking a trip to the jungles of Peru in conjunction with a church team to perform medical, construction and soccer projects.  Although it is a planning trip for a more extensive team later in the year, hands on work will still be accomplished.  The soccer connection is a first for this team, but could lead to an on-going ministry.  Assisting peruvian pastor Carlos, who leads a local congregation and also administers the church school is a primary purpose behind this effort.  The church is located on the peruvian coast, but they have an outreach into the jungle to support a small fellowship of believers and to also bring needed teaching and training to lay-pastors in the region.  Besides doing some soccer outreach Al will also be translating for the group.