Missionary Update: Sheridan & Anita Stanton in Peru [June 2013]

Sheridan and Anita Stanton have served the Lord in Peru since 1983. Their main ministry is church planting and they have helped establish churches all over the country. Sheridan also works to train pastors and Anita works with the ladies’ ministry and developing children’s material.

June 6, 2013

Dear friends,

Tomorrow, June 7, Anita and I will have been married for thirty-nine years! Over thirty of those years have been in Peru. God has been very gracious to me by giving me such a wonderful life companion. She is truly a Proverbs 31 kind of woman. I am blessed! We will probably spend the day here like any other day, but next year for our fortieth we are hoping to take a trip. You can tell from the pictures here that her most common expression is her smile. I love her smile!

May was a rather uneventful month for us here in Huánuco, Peru. I had to do some serious repairs on our living quarters. But most of my time was spent studying, teaching and preaching.

The Calvary Mission is down a bit in attendance but it is planting season up in the mountains and most of our folks still “go to the farm” during these times. We had three of our young ladies from church be accepted into college. They are the first ones from their families to ever go to college. They are struggling a little, but persevering. We appreciate your prayers for them and the Calvary Mission in general.

My Monday night Pastor’s Bible Class is doing quite well. This year I am taking them through a course on Systematic Theology. I have eleven men attending. They took their first test a few weeks ago and we came out with six “A”s, three “B”s, and two “F”s. The two failing grades were close to “D”s but they left several true/false questions blank rather than take a 50/50 shot at getting it right! They are a great bunch of men to work with, and they all have a genuine desire to go deeper in the Word of God. Your prayers are requested for these men and their churches.

Anita did a great job of teaching forty-five women at the Annual Baptist Women’s Conference here in Huánuco. It is for the women of our churches and they spend an entire day together from 8:00am to 7:00pm. I have heard only good comments from the ladies! Anita worked really hard preparing for this teaching opportunity and many of the women were really touched by the Holy Spirit as a result.

We hope that all of our supporting churches and friends will consider giving a special “Founder’s Day Offering” this month to Baptist Faith Mission. For the past two months your missionaries with BFM have taken some substantial cuts from what we normally receive due to lack of funds in the General Fund of BFM. Founder’s Day offerings help fill the gap at this time of year. Please pray about it and give as the Lord leads.

You all are always in our thoughts and prayers. A few churches had talked about a mission trip for this year and also next year. Write me and let’s get the dates settled. Until next month,

In HIM by HIS grace, 

Sheridan and Anita Stanton

Apartado Postal 860
Huanuco, Peru
South America
(614) 500-8823 – Internet Number

sestantonperu[at]hotmail.com – Sheridan
arstantonperu[at]gmail.com – Anita

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