DuBoses in Peru September/October Update
 Happy November friends, family, supporters, and prayer warriors,

We hope this email finds you all very well.  We are settled back in Cusco after a month in the USA.  We were so excited to see many of you and at the same time, upset we could not fellowship with everyone.  September and October were pretty hectic with travels, ministry, birthdays, a wedding, and some much needed beach time. 

I want to give a very large and special thank you to First Baptist Church of Monroe for letting us use their ministry house during our stay.  It was such a blessing to have our own space to call home for a month. Also, big thank yous to Three Point Bible, Eastridge Community Church, and Hoschton Baptist Church for allowing us to share God’s ministry in Cusco and the special gifts each of these churches gave us.

Please enjoy the following updates:

Our Family: We had a busy September and October as we celebrated both mine (Josh) and Emma’s birthdays in the USA.  Emma is now officially a teenager (yikes!). I am NOT. My sister and new brother Bryan were married in Covington on the 28th of September. It was a beautiful wedding and I was able to see all of my cousins for the first time in years.  I was able to see my first Braves game at SunTrust (thanks Jamey),  Emma, Cindy and myself attended a Toto concert for Emma’s birthday.  She loved it and they were awesome.  Cindy and I also saw our first ever Cross-country meet in an impromptu south GA visit to see our dear friends, the Wrights.  We watched their miracle child (once paralyzed from Neuroblastoma) compete in an unusually hot (95 degrees) October.  We then visited friends in Moultrie and stayed the night (thanks for having us Barnetts).  

We traveled here and there speaking during the weeks and sharing God’s work in Peru. This included the kids previous school, Prince Avenue. We spent several nights in Augusta reuniting with former teammates, talking and meeting with supporters and speaking at the CMDA dental fellowship Bible study.  We were able to visit family and see some of our nieces and nephews in their activities.  Time sure did pass by too quickly.

We returned to Cusco and finished the month strong with ministry.  The kids Trick or Treated as it keeps gaining more and more momentum in Cusco.  We had a nice get together as a team too and ate tons of food and played games. 

Iglesia Fuente de Gracia: As I mentioned in our August update, the church celebrated it’s 4 year anniversary.  We continue to see growth there and have more Jovenes participating in the church than ever before.  Cindy still teaches the Sunday School class the 2nd Sunday of every month.

La Clinica La Fuente: The clinic continues to grow and we are preparing for annual inspections from the city and state.  The laser eye program is thriving under Nathan Henson’s leadership.  I continue to treat patients and have altered my schedule for 3 full days in the clinic versus 5 half days.  I continue managing the finances for the clinic and am in charge of our dental intern program.

Casa Josefina: The house is at capacity in the number of children living there.  Cindy continues volunteering there 3 days a week and coordinates visitors and volunteers.  The apartment was recently renovated for the house mom Ceci.  

Student ministry: I attended the LEAD Conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil just before coming back to the USA.  It was a great time of learning and listening to other campus leaders around the globe. I have been encouraged by the attendance on Saturday nights and the increased involvement of our Jovenes in Bible studies during the week as well as church participation (especially in our Sunday schools).  I have dedicated 2 full days a week plus Saturday nights to campus ministry and the pursuit of new students to evangelize and disciple.

Please partner with us in the following prayers:
-that student leaders will rise up from the campus
-that God will use me (Josh) to open new doors on the campus of UNSAAC
-That our current students will absorb the Gospel and use It to further God’s Kingdom in Cusco.

Please let us know how we can be praying for you.  It is truly our honor to do so. 

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in His Name,

Josh and Cindy DuBose