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The Goshorns Step by Step

January 2017
We started off the month with a movie night at
the orphanage. It warms our hearts so much to see
the kids laugh. I also had several meetings with the
director. Weve been trying to figure out how we can
help the kids when theyre required to leave because
of age. We just want to stop the trend of leaving and
living on the streets or going back to the situation they
were removed from when they were young. This
month we also had a photo day. The kids, house moms
and staff love receiving pictures of themselves. We
also gave each one a panatone which is considered
their favorite treat during the holiday.
During our program in Cullpa this month, a
new boy named Jean Franco and his mom came. He is
4 years old and deaf. Since he cant hear he cant talk.
There is very little available for him in the mountains.
His mom takes him to some type of therapy one day a
week, but there is no sign language offered. Weve
started checking around and so far weve had no luck
finding him help. We will keep looking. Please keep
this family in your prayers.
We were permitted to take our team into the
women's prison. This is not a normal occurrence.
Jennifer's Bible study group was so excited that they
made sure a canopy was set up so we weren't in the
sun. I was permitted to give a message to all the
women in the prison along with some of the guards.
After the message, we gave out over 120 Bibles,
panatone and hot chocolate. One of the prisoners told
Jennifer that when she reads the Bible Satan attacks

The

PRISON

her. There was no time to ask what she means by


this, but Jennifer is there every week.
We had an older couple show up at our
feeding program and ask if they could eat. The
story about them is on the second page.
We are in need of your financial support.
All the programs we do cost money. We are also in
need of more Bibles and more audio Bibles. We ask
that you prayerfully consider financially supporting
Gods work in Peru. If you are not able at this time
we ask that you pray for us and the programs. I
have said in the past that we would love to pray for
you also. If you have a prayer request, please let us
know.
John 14:13 And I will do whatever you
ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified
in the Son.

We humbly thank you for your continued


prayers and financial support. If you havent
yet, we ask that you would prayerfully
consider financially supporting this ministry
in Peru. Without more financial partners this
ministry can not continue to grow. We love
you all and thank you for being part of Gods
work in Peru.
Jean Franco

PEDRO WORSHIPING WITH THE KIDS

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Hungry

We had an older couple come to our program in Palian and ask if they could eat with the kids. I've
talked to this man several times over the years and he always seemed uncomfortable. As time went by, I
notice him and his wife watching us with the kids. One day he approached me during our Bible lesson and
asked if he and his wife could eat. I told him we would love to have them join us. Their names are Julio and
Elena. Julio spent a year in the army when he was 17 years old back when the terrorist group The Shining
Path was going strong. At this time all teenagers were required to serve 1 year. The area he served was
very fierce in battle with the terrorists. This is also where he met Elena. After his term they moved to
Huancayo. Julio suffers from severe epilepsy and Elena has such pain in her legs its hard for her to walk.
Because of this Julio and Elena are shunned by the community and this makes it impossible for him to find
work. They have a son who is ashamed of them. He has moved away and has no contact with them. For
money they raise a few sheep to sell so they can buy rice and potatoes. These sheep are so important to
them that they sleep in the same area with them. They have water in their home but no electric and live
very primitively. For several reasons, theyre down to two young sheep that will not be ready to sell for
another year. After they sell the sheep Im not sure how they will acquire more if they dont mate them. I
asked them if they believed in Jesus. They said yes, but the
people in the church want nothing to do with them. Why does
this not surprise me? I found out they didnt have a Bible and I
also found out that Elena cant read. Jennifer and I are pretty
certain that Julio cant read either but didnt want us to know.
I gave them a Bible that day and told them at the next
program I would give them a solar powered audio Bible. They
seemed surprised when I showed up with the audio Bible and
Elena started to cry. She was excited at the thought of hearing
the Bible for the first time. I cant wait to follow up with them.
Now, they assist us with our kids club. They help by putting
toys away and passing out papers, its very sweet.
This couple showed up because they were so hungry and desperate for food. But, we also learned
that they were hungry for the word of God too. Thank you, to Alexandria UMC, for the solar powered
audio Bibles. We can definitely use more;) People told us we cant help everyone, but we can help one
person at a time. This isnt just our ministry, it is your ministry also. You are working with us, serving God
in Peru. Thank you so much.
1 Peter 2:2-3 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your
salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

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The Goshorns Step by Step

P raye r R e q u e s t s a n d P ra i s e s

Continued physical, emotional and


spiritual protection.

Prayers for the Bible study/ feeding


programs

Continued financial and prayer


support, as well as new financial and
prayer partners.

Prayers for the Bible study with the


teenage boys at the orphanage.

Prayers for the new discipleship


group in Palian.

Prayers for prison ministries

Discernment as we continue to
explore ministry opportunities.

Travel mercies as we travel in Peru.

For Jennifers mom, Joan.

Prayers for the children that lost


their mother.

Prayers for Daniel, Matthew and


Audrey while they live in the U.S.

Prayers for kids programs.


Praises for our Peruvian team.
We are thankful for the body of
Christ.
We are thankful for our health.
We are thankful that the Lord
continues to provide.

Pa r t n e r w i t h u s
God has been very clear that we cannot do anything alone. First we
need Him, second we need the Body of Christ. We will never be
effective ministers of Gods word without your prayers and financial
support. Please consider partnering with us to further Gods Kingdom in Peru.

All tax deductible donations may be made to:


The Mission Society
PO Box 922637
Norcross Georgia 30010-2637 USA
Designate gifts to: Goshorn Support 5/540
Or online at:
www.themissionsociety.org/give and go to give to a missionary and use

our name.
Or visit our website at: www.goshornstepbystep.com
Email: teejaygoshorn@yahoo.com
Skype: tim.jen.goshorn
US Phone (works wherever we have internet): 859-474-2494

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whomever you wish.

Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who
hunger and thirst for
righteousness, for they
will be filled.