We need partners both financially and spiritually.  Our family has transitioned to full time staff members with Campus Outreach.  We are currently living in Cusco, Peru attending language school 5 days a week.   Josh has begun working at La Fuente as a missionary dentist.  We will also be active with Discipling students from the 2 Medical and Dental schools in Cusco.  We are excited to see God move through our supporters.  Please, prayerfully consider partnering with us.  There is no such gift that is too small or too big.

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Update 7/15/17

Hello all,

Just wanted to give a brief update of our last few weeks in Peru.  It has been interesting to say the lease as we have seen the accumulation of 28 days of Teacher’s strikes in Cusco.  This led to an all out work stoppage or “Paro” for Wednesday and Thursday in Cusco.  Few cars and no buses on the streets, no government offices open, and protests galore in the city center.  We have seen this happen a handful of times since our arrival here.  I can empathize with the protesters.  However, our heart breaks for students in public schools.  They have not been to class in 4 weeks now.  This time will have to be re-couped some how and that usually means the removal of vacation days and weekend school.

Emma and Bowden completed their second band concert.  Both did absolutely wonderful.  My SD card on my phone was “corrupted” and I only have a few pictures…sad!!!  Bowden even performed with an extremely sore throat and fever.  My poor boy felt horrible but did so great too.  As always, Emma rocked out the big stage and lights…her comfort zone.

We celebrated a little 4th of July at our house with hot-dogs and hamburgers.  We had 5 or so missionary families from the USA over which equated to about 9000 kids.  It was a great time fellowshipping and celebrating our independence.  Speaking of independence, the 28th of this month will mark Dia del Peru.  The celebration of Peruvian independence.  It should be a huge ordeal with singing, dancing, parading, etc.  Factor in that almost all school age children will (in theory) be on a 2 week break from school, the celebration should be gigantic.

I want to give a giant shout out to my wife.  She and the kids have completed their homeschool curriculum fro the 2016-2017 school year.  It has been challenging with 4 or 5 moves, pre-field training, new country, new cities, etc.  I am very proud at the progress our kids have made.  Also, they have done exceptionally well at their Peruvian school despite language and cultural barriers.  Again, I am so proud of their adaption and progress.

Until next update,


Update 6/29/17

Hello friends, family, and partners,

The 27th of this month marked our 8th month in the country of Peru.  I know I say it a lot, but it is truly hard to grasp the fact that we have lived abroad now for 8 months.  We have had so much growth in this time: trusting God with our lives and depending solely on Him to get us acclimated, involved, prepared, and settled.

We have seen so many positive influences living in Peru.  For example, life is generally slower paced.  Walking a lot allows us time to reflect on our days, talk with our children, and love them well.  We are not caught up in many of the daily grinds that bogged our lives in the USA.  On the flip side, we have had many struggles.  These struggles generally are understood only by those who have lived or live the life of missionaries abroad. Language barriers, cultural barriers, and just plain daily frustrations with Peruvian life tug at us constantly,  Learning to not ask “why” but to embrace the differences has made life easier.  Understanding that we live in Peruvian culture and not US culture has also eased many frustrations.

With that said, we would appreciate prayers for language learning, culture learning, and peace in the lives of our children as school is very difficult for them in so many facets.

I have been encouraged by my first experience interpreting for others.  It proved very difficult and has given me extra motivation to learn more.  The 2nd half of the medical campaign I discussed on June 16th was to Puno.  Home of Lake Titicaca, the elevation (as high as 13,500 feet in one Pueblo), coldness, and dryness of the air proved a medical challenge to many of the doctors and students.  However, by God’s grace, we treated many people who have minimal access to care.  The students and doctors loved well and have given me a boost in morale.  I am attaching many pictures of the trip.  And yes…it was cold.

Until next update,



Update 6/16/17

Hello all,

Wow, what a wonderful week we have had here in Peru.  Our hearts are so full from helping so many people here in Cusco with numerous types of illnesses, injuries, and personal hurts.  We received a medical team made up of about 10 doctors and nurses and 50 plus medical, pharmacy, and nursing students from Athens, Orlando, and Durham/Raleigh on Sunday.  They have all been eager to serve and love the people of Cusco.

Monday and Tuesday we worked in La Fuente and Wednesday and Thursday in the prison.  So many people were listened to, treated, and loved on by this team of amazing people.  The Gospel has been shared a hundred times over.  God is working in the lives of Cusco’s people as well as the studenta and doctors.

Our children have helped with not only the children who accompanied parents from the USA but also with the children of Cusco.  It is so impactful for them to be a part of our ministry.  It makes my heart happy seeing my kids serve their God.  Today their school hosted a Father’s Day celebration with songs, dance, and food.  It was a sweet time for us fathers.  I am so happy to be able to attend these types of events.

Tomorrow, I leave with the team to Puno…home of Lake Titacaca.  It is the largest lake in South America and the highest elevated navigable lake (12,500 feet).  Pray that we serve the community well as we work for 4 days there.  The team will then return to the USA and me to Cusco.  We expect it to be extremely cold there this time of year.

I can say that I have a new found respect for translators.  I have always understood its difficulty, but doing it for my first time has upped the ante.  It has worn me out!  Pray that God uses me to reach the lost and to translate well.

Thank you all for loving us well and for the constant prayers,


Our Family

Josh and Cindy: we’ve been married since 2004

Emma: 10

Bowden: 9

Blakely: 6

We are willfully following God’s will in our lives as full-time medical missionaries in Cusco, Peru.  Please join us in spreading the Gospel to all Nations.

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