Dear Friends and Family,
We wanted to take this time to let you all know of the latest news from our family. We have been praying over the past couple of years and sensing the Lord speaking to our hearts about changes in our lives and ministry. Well, we want to share this news with you, after living 21 years in Peru, our family will be moving to the States in the month of April of this year. The church and ministry of Hearts in Action Peru will be turned over to the leadership of Paul and Alida Bowers that have been working with us for over 10 years now. They have been faithful and we feel they are ready for the challenge, and we know they will take this ministry further and continue the work that God has given us the opportunity to start.
As we return to the States, we will be traveling to raise funds for the construction of the church and school on the property that has been purchased in the area of Cieneguilla, in Lima, Peru. We are committed to seeing the completion of this project and will help in raising the necessary funds to be able to continue with the construction. Followers of Christ International, which Kim and I founded in 1991, will also continue to support the work of Hearts in Action Peru in a viable way.
For those who may be wondering, we will continue to be a part of the Hearts in Action ministry and be involved in missions, and will be traveling to Peru in the future to minister and encourage the church and staff members of Hearts in Action Peru. Our desire is to be able to lead various mission teams to Peru and other nations, and get more churches in the States involved in the work of reaching souls for Christ. We also have the desire to produce teaching materials in Spanish and English for children’s ministry. Really, we don’t know all the details about what God has planned for the future, but we believe it is all about extending the Kingdom of God in the nations.
Please keep us in your prayers as we are going through these big changes, as we continue to pursue God’s plan for our lives and for our children. We appreciate your continued prayers and support for us and the ministry in Peru. We know God has great things in store for the future!
As we send out updates on our blog, you can read more about how things are advancing and more about what we believe God’s next step is for us, and how he wants us to fulfill the Great Commission.
May God bless you.
Tom, Kim, Daniel & Charity Roof