A group of us have been having an English speakers bible study while we have been here in Curahuasi. It has been a little bit of a hit and miss affair. We have been trying to do it on Wednesday evening, but I think because we are all new here, with kids who are young and need to get some sleep, and because we have all been working through the cultural adjustment, we have all had trouble being regular in attendance. Hopefully we will have a little more success in this new year as we change the day to Friday evening, share a meal, and study God’s word together as brothers and sisters in Christ. Hopefully not having school the next day for the kids or work for the parents will allow us all to relax and enjoy each others company as well as not fear a late night. I have offered to lead the study (so far no one has opposed this idea), and I am thinking of going through Philippians. Despite the fact that Paul wrote Philippians while in prison, it is a great book of encouragement, as the love Paul has for his first European church shines through all the pages of the letter. I think we can all use some encouragement in our lives, and I think a study of Philippians might just be something we can all stand to read. Please pray for our little group of native English speakers here in Curahuasi as we try to serve God and each other and the Quechua people of the Apurimac. Pray for us as we study the word of God together for our mutual encouragement.