Missionary Update: The Stantons in Peru [February 2014]

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.

February 9, 2014

Dear friends,

It was a sad time for us when we heard the news of the passing of our dear brother in Christ, Glenn Archer. This dear pastor has been a personal friend of ours and a faithful soldier of the cross with over 50 years of ministry. Brother Archer loves missions and missionaries and served for over 35 years as a director of Baptist Faith Mission. Though he will be greatly missed here we know he is rejoicing at this time in the presence of Jesus. Please pray for his dear wife, Judy, and his children and grandchildren as they make life adjustments without him.

Also ask your prayers for three families from one of our mountain churches. They are in mourning at this time because a car their loved ones were traveling in went over a cliff yesterday (Saturday 8th) and killed them all. The three from Paucar that died were members of the Paucar Baptist church but they were not family to any of our folks here at the Calvary Mission/Church here in Huánuco. We do ask that you pray for the families of these three saints of God now in His presence.

Anita and I are grateful to God because He has answered our pray for someone to come and teach the men of our church here how to hang drywall. Brother Jim Miller is bringing a friend with him that knows how to do this. So now we are in a push to have everything ready by the time they get here. I could not be more proud of our church members. They have come out faithfully each day the past week and the work has advanced at an amazing pace. Many of the ladies showed up every day and carried bricks and sand up to the second floor where the work is going on. Several of the men and I have done most of the masonry work. I have even become pretty good at “tying rebar” for the columns. It has been such a blessing to work with others brothers and sisters in Christ with such harmony and good attitudes. At the pace we are going it looks as though we will be ready for your “drywall lesson” on the 18th of March. Please pray that we have no accidents while we work in the weeks ahead. Also, please pray about helping us out with an offering for this building project. The folks here have sacrificed a lot and are giving their time for the construction. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

Anita’s Thursday Bible class is doing great. The ladies finished the book they were studying and when asked if they wanted to continue they unanimously said yes. They love the Lord, His Word and they love Anita! She really enjoys teaching them. My Monday night Theology class for our area pastors continues to do well also. It is a joy to be able to “dive into the depths” of many theological teachings with these dedicated men of God. After the construction of the Calvary Mission building is finished I hope to have more time to dedicate to preparing other classes for our Bible Institute. The older we get the time seems to fly by much faster!

Thank you and may God continue to bless you all. Until next month.

Being “In Christ” by God’s grace, 

Sheridan and Anita Stanton
Apartado Postal 140
Huanuco, Peru
South America
(614) 500-8823 – Internet Number

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

Click here to give now.

Read more