Missionary Update: Sheridan & Anita Stanton in Peru [July 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.

July 10, 2013

Dear friends,

The entire street in front of our house is in the process of being repaved. New water and sewer lines are to be installed. Many times they work late into the night; the noise from jackhammers, dump trucks and backhoes can keep the noise level uncomfortably high while at other times we experience an unusual and peaceful quiet when they are on a break and there is no traffic. I can sleep through just about anything but Anita is a “light sleeper” and has had a tougher time adjusting to the “progress.”

The street in front of the Stantons’ house is being repaved…

The end of June, I traveled to Bogota, Columbia to be one of three expositors in an International Training Seminar for Christian Counseling. The organization that sponsored the event is called CENFOL, and they had asked Grace Fellowship International – GFI (an excellent Christian Counseling organization) to come and teach on the Exchanged Life Counseling Method, sometimes known as “Spirituotherapy™.” GFI asked me if I would help with the teaching, all in Spanish, and I agreed. It was a great experience and many Christian psychologists and counselors gave testimony of finding victory in Jesus after understanding the true identity as believers “in Christ Jesus.” The teaching was very well received and as result I have been asked to teach seminars at a later time, in the countries of Venezuela and Ecuador, and at a marriage retreat for couples in Cartagena, Columbia. I thank Dr. Charles Solomon and Dr. John Woodward of GFI for inviting me to participate with them in this extraordinary event. It seems the Lord keeps opening up more and more doors in this area of ministry, Christian counseling. May God receive all the glory in all that He chooses to do through us, in Christ.

My son, Joshua, has been deployed for the third time to Afghanistan. Anita and I hope you will all put him on your prayer list. It will be about eight months this time. Thank you.

The Calvary Baptist Mission here in Huánuco continues to do well and the enthusiasm to learn continues to be high in my Monday night preacher’s class. Anita and I support a dozen Peruvian missionaries on a monthly basis. These missionaries have works scattered around the country. We are able to help them with the support that you send us each month by way of Baptist Faith Mission. They all are reporting good attendance and most of them have seen souls come to know Christ as Savior each month. We thank God for you, our supporters, for your willingness to sacrificially give each month so that the Lord’s work will continue not only here in Peru, but around the world.

I have still not heard from those of you that were planning a mission trip for next year to Peru. Write me soon and lets set some dates.

Bro. Sheridan Stanton was one of three expositors at an International Training Seminar for Christian Counseling in Columbia. This opportunity opened even more doors!

Until next month,

Being “in Christ” by God’s 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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