Friday, December 12, 2008

Missionary Spotlight

Allen and Sandi Smith, Peru

Allen is an ordained Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) ministering with Peru Mission (Christian Missionary Society) in Trujillo, Peru.

He is originally from El Dorado, AR and graduated from Louisiana Tech University. In 1999 he married his college sweetheart, Sandi, and they moved to Jackson, MS to study at Reformed Theological Seminary.

After graduating from RTS with an M.Div. in Missions, Allen and Sandi joined a short term team to Trujillo, Peru. It was through this trip that the Lord put a strong desire in both of their hearts to join the vision of Peru Mission. While raising funds for Peru, Allen was called to the Ellisville Presbyterian Church in South Mississippi to serve as pastor for two years.

In Trujillo, Allen's responsibilities include leadership and music development as well as the Short Term Team Administrator. He disciples and trains men to be Godly leaders in their homes and churches which includes Bible studies, deaconal training, and accountability groups. Music development consists in training musicians and choirs, teaching Peruvians how to be God-centered song leaders, and composing music for psalms and the Westminster Shorter Catechism.

His wife, Sandi, stays busy with their three children and much hospitality. We have three daughters, Abigail (6), Adeline (4) and Mary Allen (1). We have been serving in Peru for three years.

They are so thankful for First Presbyterian Jackson's love, prayers, visits and financial support during their time in Peru!

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