Hello friends, family, prayer partners, and supporters,
It seems that I type this same statement almost every month: “man this month flew by.” Maybe this is a sign of my aging or just a natural progression of life on the mission field. Either way, February came and went in a hurry. Our family has been back in Cusco for a month now and we all feel settled at home. February was a great month for us with new challenges, new experiences, meeting new people, celebrating birthdays, and of course ministry.
Emma, Bowden, and Blakely have done superb jobs in homeschooling. They have worked extremely hard with the aid of Supermom Cindy. All three have continued developing great relationships with teammates as well as Peruvians. Emma is back to rocking the piano. Bowden is back to teaching origami to whomever will listen. Blakely is back to loving and talking to anyone who will also listen (especially her dear friend Penny Dillon). They make Cindy and I so proud with how well they love others. Monday March 5th began their first day at a new school (GAL). They are super excited to make new friends and experience more of Peruvian culture. Cindy and I are excited too.
Cindy has been super active with our church helping Audrey Wilson with the children’s ministry (babies to 12 years old). Her primary focus has been with the 4-7 year old kids. She is so gifted in this area. With the return of our children to school outside of the house, Cindy hopes to increase her involvement in our MTW orphanage Casa Josephine.
I have continued to pursue relationships with the University students. My role at the Dental Clinic has shifted a bit as our clinic leader (Doctor Ruth Nancy) has asked me to step into a mentor/directorship role over the dental interns and dental students of La Fuente. This role I gladly accepted as my schedule has more built in flexibility to have one on one interactions, discipleship opportunities, and teaching opportunities. Dr. Nathan Wilson (our clinic director), Dr. Charles Scarborough, and myself have begun to develop an Academic Committee with the goal of plugging La Fuente interns and students into local churches for discipleship. This is extremely encouraging and an honor to work alongside these 2 men. Also, I am continuing language school 4 to 5 days a week as I still struggle in this manner. It is humbling to say the least.
Our family hosted a movie/game night with the students of La Fuente (see pictures). It is so sweet to grow in closeness with each person. They love our children well and our children love them. Every student is unique with unique histories and unique insights on life. I feel we learn more from them than they learn from us.
Please be in prayer for the following:
- Confidence and comprehension for Emma, Bowden, and Blakely at GAL.
- That Cindy continues the pursuit of her natural gifting with children at church and Casa Josephine.
- That I (Josh) lead and teach well in the clinic under my new role.
- The students of La Fuente de Gracia continue to grow in Christ. For those who do not know Him, that they open their hearts and minds and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
- For the Lewis’ (Jess, Ben, Elijah, and Simon) as they have moved to Curahuasi in anticipation of baby boy #3 (they will move back to Cusco after Gideon arrives.
Please let us know how we can pray for you all. It is always our pleasure. Do not forget to follow us on Facebook at “DuBoses in Peru” and our blog at www.dubosesinperu.com. If you are not a financial partner currently and would like to become one, you can give at https://www.campusoutreach.org/donate/Josh-Dubose/
Thank you for loving us,
Cindy and Josh