Today for our missions prayer time, let’s go to Peru, down in South America. We’re going to pray for Joe Brewster, one of our missionaries who serves there. He’s one of many missionaries our church supports across South America through our Cooperative Program giving.
About 50 indigenous people groups live in Peru. That means they have their own culture and languages other than Spanish. Many of these groups are poor. Each group is a separate mission field. A Christian missions leader in one of those groups asked Joe how they could raise money for missions — despite being poor.
After Joe talked to people from the group, they decided fish farms could help them produce fish. Then they could sell the fish for missions money. Joe got some money from Southern Baptists and soon they had built nine fish ponds. They plan to build more.
They’ve already sold nearly 18,000 pounds of fish and are using the profits to support their missionaries who will share the gospel far and wide. Let’s pray for Joe today and for those fish farmers who are working hard to become fishers of men!