Tres Dias in Peru– Another Community in the Making
A third Tres Dias community will soon be serving Christians in Peru, working alongside the two communities already established in that country.
The concept began to take shape last year when Rev. Paul Vasquez visited the Pastor’s Fraternity of Cincha, Peru. As the members of that group listened to Rev. Vasquez’s enthusiasm about Tres Dias, they began to sense how Tres Dias could invigorate their ministry.
But there was one catch: the pastors insisted that they had to experience a weekend themselves before they could endorse it.
The solution: Tres Dias Con Dias, the Spanish-language community based in Chattanooga, TN, will soon be inviting ministers and their wives from Chincha, as well as laypersons from that city, to attend weekends. The new Chincha Community will be sponsored by the Tres Dias Con Dios Community. Tres Dias Con Dios has as its mission to bring Tres Dias to every country in South America. They will work under the direction of the International Secretariat Membership Committee to establish strong lay-led communities.
At its fall 2015 meeting, the Membership Committee strongly endorsed plans proposed by Rev. Vasquez and Tres Dias Con Dios. Early this month, VP Membership Frank Yarbrough sent a letter to all community leaders inviting contributions to support plans for Chincha #1. The immediate need is for $15,000, first for travel costs for those attending Tres Dias Con Dios weekends, then travel costs and supplies for Chincha #1 facilitators. The Tres Dias Fund will match the first $2,000.Rev. Vasquez reports that 15 pastors and their wives, as well as 15 laypersons and their spouses are ready to sign-up for a weekend. Clearly, the Lord’s hand is at work.
Send contributions to Merve LeMasurier, Treasurer, 294 Atwood Ct, Thomaston, CT 06787, marked Tres Dias Chincha-Peru, or go online to Tresdias.org and clicking the Donate Now link.