I would like to tell you about our church here in Arequipa. It is called Omega Baptist Church and is located in the central area of Arequipa. It was started over 7 years ago by missionary Chris Gardner and is now pastored by missionary David Gardner. It has been amazing to see how God has grown and built His church through these men. Bethany and I love attending here and all of the members that I have talked to seem to have a deep love for this church and their pastor. On a Sunday morning there are well over a 100 people and almost always three or four unsaved visitors.
One of the most exciting things to me is the youth meeting that is held on Saturday night. This meeting is led by assistant pastor Javier Arce and he does an awesome job of teaching the Word of God to 40 -50 high school and college aged students that attend. It is easy to see that this church is going to continue on for a long time because of the strength and vitality of the youth here.
Bethany and I are excited that we get to attend, learn, and work here. I hope that one day I will be able to plant a church like this one on the mission field.