Monday, October 18, 2010

NEW Slideshow - "Faces of Peru"

Click image above to go to the team blog where you can watch the new slideshow and see other pictures from a recent short-term trip. The slideshow and other pictures are exceptionally well done -- the work of photographer Nate Henderson who was on the visiting team from Savannah.

Friday, October 1, 2010

NEW Prayer Cards...have arrived!

Would you like one for your fridge or church display table?! Please let us know if we can send you one.

Friday, August 27, 2010

SALI Conversations Thriving


At 3:00 on weekday afternoons the Peru Mission office changes from a quiet workplace to the busy San Agustín Language Institute (SALI). The English conversation classes offered are becoming increasingly popular – enrollment went up to 125 students in the month of August!
Friendships naturally form between students and teachers as they spend 5 hours in conversation together a week. Every week our students are invited to participate in the university ministry and many are faithfully attending. They are receiving solid Biblical teaching as well as becoming integrated into the strong community there. Continue to pray for the English classes that the teachers would have wise answers for the questions the students ask, that the students would have an interest in spiritual things and would be brought to a personal relationship with the Savior.

(from the Peru Mission e-newsletter)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Birthday update

Well, it's my (Scott's) birthday today. 37 years of God's mercy, love and grace extended to me. As something of a birthday gift from the Giver of "every good and perfect gift", we added two new churches to our support list last week.

It has been a real pleasure to have visited a number of churches this summer. It's an encouragement to us to meet and worship with God's people gathered in various congregations around the Southeast. And it's a privilege to share with the brethren some of what God the Holy Spirit is doing in far away Peru, and so encourage them in how Christ's kingdom is expanding in distant lands.

Please continue to pray with us that we would have new opportunities to encourage and be encouraged by partnership churches and individuals.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Support: online giving made easy

Please consider becoming one of our individual supporters.

Gifts can be given in the traditional way of writing a check and dropping it in the mail. Supporting our work can also be easily done online. Both one-time and regular contributions of support can be made on the Christian Missionary Society website at the link below.

Thank you for your generous support and partnership in the Gospel of Christ!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Peru-less World Cup

I've been catching snatches of the World Cup over the past week. It's hard for an old soccer player not to be a bit attracted. We've even enjoyed a game or two as a family thanks to's online broadcast. Kevin said, "I want to play soccer again!" So, I'm not the only one getting the itch to play a little futbol again!

One highlight was seeing the first goal scored during this World Cup. It was a tremendous shot! South Africa's Siphiwe Tshabalala hit a perfect left-footer into the upper 90 (corner) of the far post. If you didn't see it, you should look it up on YouTube or watch it on the official FIFA page (

Some of you may be asking, where is Peru? Well, they didn't qualify. In their qualifying matches with the other South American countries, Peru gained the fewest points of the nine and is sitting out another World Cup. In fact, they haven't appeared in the World Cup since 1982. Apparently,
though, they had much better success in a previous era, as the FIFA profile page explains, "Between 1970 and 1982 a
golden generation of Peruvian footballers qualified for three out of four FIFA World Cups and won the Copa America in 1975. Teofilio Cubillas was the star of the side, scoring five goals over two different final tournaments, and his attacking flair and skill became synonymous across the world with Peruvian football in the 70s. But, six straight qualification failures since then have plagued the once-proud side."
Well Peru, we'll be pulling for you for 2014!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Wonderfully Busy May

The month of May was a most eventful month for us. We were privileged to speak in five different churches about what the Holy Spirit is doing in Peru. Thank you to Pilgrim OPC (Raleigh), Presbyterian Reformed Church of Charlotte (Matthews), Christ OPC (Etowah), Cornerstone PCA (Brevard), and Ballantyne ARP (Charlotte). We greatly enjoyed your warm welcome and fellowship. Thank you for considering becoming partners with us in gospel ministry in Peru.

The end of the Greyfriars Classical Academy school year also allowed us to get away a little as a family. We were able to spend a few days in Brevard at Scott's parent's house. Time with family and recreation in the mountains was refreshing, especially the trip to sliding rock! The water was freezing, as usually, but all the kids went down (except Joseph, of course!). I think Nathan won the prize for most trips down the rock into the frigid pool.

The middle of the following week, Scott was able to attend the Banner of Truth Ministers' Conference with his father. It was good to spend time with Dad, be encouraged by the conference speakers, and make new friends and become reacquainted with some old ones. And come back with a box of new books, of course!

We spent most of this past week as a family at the James Island Co. Park camping with the Trae Shepherd family from our church. The Shepherds are experienced campers and helped us "rookies" survive our first ever family camping trip. It was a blast! Even the 2:30 AM thunderstorm was sort of fun! It's not every night that you get to sleep with water dripping on your bed! But I think the time at Folly Beach and at the water park were probably the highlights for the kids.

We're looking forward, now, to settling into a more normal summer routine. Please pray with us as we continue to seek opportunities to share with congregations about the work in Peru. Please consider becoming both a prayer and financial partner with us yourself. Our greatest need is congregations and individuals that will commit to regularly pray for us and regularly give toward our financial support needs.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Introducing Peru Mission

Here is a succinct summary of the work and vision of the mission from our team's website:

Peru Mission is working to bring the blessing of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hurting and the lost in Peru. The vision of Peru Mission is to co-labor with the Holy Spirit, building faithful, vibrant, self-sustaining, and multiplying parish churches in northern Peru. We minister among Reformed Churches in Peru in order to establish new parish-communities who will faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

Peru Mission is a team of missionaries laboring to plant and strengthen churches in the prominent cities of northern Peru. The center of operations is in the city of Trujillo, a bustling, strategic, coastal city 350 miles north of Lima.

From the earliest days, the mission has successfully wed the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ with works of mercy, seeking to address both the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Peru. Through pastoral ministry, relief work, leadership training, university ministry, parish day-schools, and economic development, the Lord is building strong, vibrant parish churches that are not only becoming self-sustaining and self-propagating, but also actively involved in bringing God's justice, mercy, and peace to the world around them.

If you would like to see more about the work of the mission, visit our website:

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hallelujah! Presbytery exams passed!

Praise the Lord! After many hours of preparation over the last five months, Scott was examined and approved for ordination by our presbytery on last Friday! Please join us in giving thanks to our God for His kindness and strength!

Now we're off to spread the news about our mission work...

Have you heard? The Davenports are headed to PERU...!

That's right! Peru, South America!

In the coming months we plan to move to Peru and join the Peru Mission team ministering in the city of Trujillo on the northern coast of Peru. We are so excited about how the Lord Jesus is open this door for us to serve Him there.

For almost two years the Lord has been directing our path toward Peru. All along the way, He has been confirming our plans and desires. The last six months have been particularly busy. During this time Scott has been invited to join the Peru Mission team and received a ministerial call from the Peruvian church. Recently, Scott was approved by our presbytery for ordination and to be sent to minister in Peru. We hope to raise the necessary support to be able to move in just a few months.

We have also begun to visit churches and speak to individuals to share the exciting things the Lord Jesus is doing in Peru through His Holy Spirit. We would be thrilled for the opportunity to tell you more about our plans and the work of the mission. We would love to schedule a visit to speak to your church. We can also keep you updated by adding you to our e-newsletter list. Just send your email address to us at

outside the thatch chapel in the Clementina community