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This photo was taken in the high mountains of Adjara, Georgia, while I was doing my projec
Huancayo, Peru
Lighthouse Baptist Church
Baptist International Missions Inc.
We have supported for 14 years.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Markos Lindsey
Stephanie Lindsey

January 15, 2024

Dear Pastor and Church Family We’ve had a head-spinning return to our “normal.” Stephanie and I both struggled with back problems and bad colds soon after arriving. Not long after I was able to get back to work she was laid up. We are all fine now except for Stephanie’s lingering sciatic nerve pain. Please be in prayer for her as she is one that really needs to be on her feet. After we all took a trip to the mountains I took another one to the jungle. Now we are warding off colds and pink eye. Through it all the Lord has been gracious. Our girls are back at their respective places of service — Kaitlynn at Heartland Baptist Academy and Alyssa and Savanna at the Bible College. We had six more follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. There are four others that are talking about it with me as well. Hopefully within a month or so we will head back to the river! Please pray for these new believers. As we mentioned in our last letter we have been looking for a new area in which to work. Ayacucho is a town of about 200000. There are a million in the whole department (like a US “state”.) There are three churches that are in fairly close proximity to each other on the northwest side of town. In November I was able to sit down with the pastors and discuss my ministry and goals. They were glad to hear about our plans and are praying for God to guide. We believe we may end up relocating to Ayacucho. Please be in prayer for us. A brother from a church in the town of Andahuaylas has heard about our desire to begin a new work and to help local churches so he called me and asked that I consider visiting them as well. I plan to return to Ayacucho again next week (7-8 hours from Huancayo). And since Andahuaylas is only another five hours further I may head up there as well before returning to Huancayo. This Time I will go without the family to meet with the pastors evangelize disciple… whatever the Lord opens doors to do. Please pray for travel safety and for wisdom. Pray also for my family in my absence. While in Ayacucho I plan to scope out some neighborhoods and inquire about the cost of renting a house. We are praying for a larger house. We have been living in tight quarters in the church for several years now. It’s been nice living so close to the auditorium (about a 20 second walk) but we are missing the space we have had in the past. We would appreciate your prayers. Since we are in summer time here in the southern hemisphere it’s the season for VBS and Youth Camp. Our VBS will be the first full week of February and we are planning for 80-100 children. Also I have been invited to preach at a youth camp in the jungle the week following. We hope to take 10-15 young people this year. Our church is making preparations for VBS and our teacher orientation / training is in a few days. Please be in prayer for these ministries. Because of VBS in years past a neighbor family had begun sending their children to our church for Sunday School. Now the parents bring the children. It is exciting to see families being reached. Please pray that our church continues sees the benefit of such an investment of time and money. The church is doing well and Jeshu (Jesús) is continuing to preach as he is given opportunity. Please pray for him. There is much improvement needed for him to be able to successfully lead the church. He also needs a wife! Pray that God will continue to lead him and use him. Brother Samuel is still leading the work across town. He has recently been invited to La Oroya (about 2 hours away) to preach occasionally in a church that has no pastor. While Jeshu is on staff in our church Samuel is a school teacher that does not get paid from January through March (Peruvian summer). Please pray that he finds a good job as well. Thank you for the generous Christmas gifts. They really helped us during the visit of our three oldest “kids.” We were able to give the church members some good devotional books for Christmas and we were able to provide a wonderful care package to one of the pastors in Ayacucho. Thank you for thinking of us. Praying for you. January 2024 From left to right: Jarumy Jaime Mónica Fernanda Meliza Kevin (I’m the big goofy guy in the back.) Markos and Stephanie Lindsey Sienna and Landon

October 30, 2023

Dear Pastor and Church Family BACK TO WORK! We are finally back in Peru. We arrived with the two little ones while the older girls are working and studying in Oklahoma. Please pray for safety wisdom and sensitivity to the Lord’s leading. Their absence is felt here since they have been our helpers in the ministry — accompanying the congregational singing playing and singing specials interring for the Deaf teaching Sunday school…. Now that they’re in the US we pray that they will continue serving our Great God. Now we have two children sill at home that are starting piano lessons and we are using some signs once in a while to stimulate their interest. Sienna is in second grade and Landon is in K-4. Pray for us as we try to get back into the rhythm of church school and family life. FURLOUGH RECAP These past two months have been hectic but at each step we see the Lord working things out for us. I had been trying to get Kaitlynn’s car a little more mechanically sound before we let her in the US. As you may know that can take a LOT of money. It took me longer than I expected but I am happy with the work that was done. Several churches and individuals were very generous and helped us out immensely. Last month while we were driving to some meetings in Ohio the timing belt in our van broke. Thankfully the engine was not affected; and after a LONG weekend I was able to get it fixed. When we were on the side of the road a policeman pulled up behind us to protect us and to help get us off the highway. When he found out we were missionaries he paid for the tow truck that took us to the auto parts store. Another church paid for a second tow to a church parking lot and an elderly brother there stayed with me until midnight holding a flashlight until I had finished! There is much more to that story — including a preacher driving over 4 hours then loaning me his SUV another brother loaning me a floor jack the auto parts store giving me big discounts… but suffice it to say: the Lord worked out every detail to keep us safe to get us to our meetings and to get our van back in working order. I want to say thank you again to the churches and brethren that took care of us. We have a great family! This story is one of many such examples of how the Lord has used many of you to help us on our way. Thank you. ON THE FIELD Upon our arrival in Huancayo our church gave us a wonderful surprise party. I preached on Sunday but Bro. Jeshu knows that we are preparing to say goodbye and is very eager to continue preaching and teaching at the Independent Baptist Church in Huancayo. I was supposed to preach this past Wednesday but my back went out and laid me up for a few days. Pray that I will be able to atend services this Sunday. Now that we are here we are preparing the church for our departure. That means preparing the parsonage delegating all the responsibilities to the members solidifying the roles of each of our leaders and getting all the legal paperwork in order. Thank you for praying. The work in Cajas Chico is still doing well and growing albeit slowly. Brother Samuel and his wife Patricia would appreciate your prayers as they continue to reach others with the gospel. In a couple weeks we will begin taking some survey trips to various parts of Peru. There are several places that we are considering and there are many more that need the Light of the gospel. Please pray with us for patience and for peace. We are eager to work; we just need to know where to settle in. We are also currently working with our lawyer to keep our visas up-to-date. Laws are ever-changing and I’m thankful to have a Christian friend helping us navigate Immigrations. And thank you for your help getting us back on the field. Gotta run — work to do. God bless you. October 2023 Markos and Stephanie Lindsey Kaitlynn Alyssa Savanna Sienna and Landon

June 15, 2023

March 30, 2023

March 13, 2023

r   I sent out a quick email on my way to Buenos Aires - Huancavelica the other day.  Most received it; however since several emails bounced I include it here.  An update will appear below.Sent March 10 20223


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