Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas at Rumi Rancho

Missionaries have held a very special place in my heart, since I was a baby Christian. I belonged to a women's missionary group at church, where we met regularly to learn about missionaries all over the world, and to pray for their specific needs. We also got to meet a few as they came back to the States on furlough - our church helped sponsor a house specifically for furloughing missionaries.

When I first started writing, I wrote for a missions magazine, doing book reviews on books written by missionaries.

Today, I'd like to focus on one particular mission I learned about a couple of years ago. We're honored to have Peggy Cunningham as one of our authors at Pix-N-Pens. She and her husband Chuck have served as missionaries in Bolivia since 1981, and in 1999, they founded Rumi Rancho, their home and ministry base where they work among the Quechua people.

From their ministry website: "Situated in a rural area of the Cochabamba valley, the Cunninghams minister to Quechua children and adults in their home and churches. God has raised up Rumi Rancho to help them teach practical skills to children while reaching them for Christ. Their desire is to give them hope for eternity by teaching them God’s Word, as well as equipping them for a better life while here on earth. Since Rumi Rancho opened its doors to the nearby 11 surrounding communities, it has seen more than three thousand children attend classes and hear about Jesus. The number rises each year as the Cunninghams continue ministering to the Quechua people and children."

In their October 2014 newsletter, they share some of their current needs, and I asked to share them with our readers in hopes that those who are able can help meet some of these needs.

They're in need of nine laptop computers to be bought in Bolivia, at the cost of $400 each. They've been utilizing desktop computers, but now that it's time for an upgrade, laptops will give them portability to use the classroom for other activities and to use the laptops in more ways.

The classroom building is in need of a kitchen and an inside bathroom, which will enable them to hold large meetings and provide a way to feed who attend.

Each Christmas, they travel into the mountains to reach people there, taking gifts and necessities to the children who live there. Monetary donations are always needed and appreciated.

You can learn more about their ministry on their website.

Their mailing address is:

Rumi Rancho Ministries
P O Box 135
Acme, PA 15610

Join more of the Five Golden Days of Christmas here:

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Participating Blogs:

Tracy Ruckman: Christmas at Rumi Rancho
Julie Arduini: The Focus of Christmas
Fay Lamb: On the Ledge: A Very Special Mom

Sheryl Holmes BLOG: How to HELP those who are suffering during the holidays/ #1 Carry
Fay Lamb: On the Ledge: Is that All

And be sure to mark your calendar! We're having a Facebook Party on Friday, December 5, and you're invited! We're giving away books, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, a Nativity, gift cards, and more! 


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