Peter Stone

Peter Stone : September 2004 Prayer Letter

I remember witnessing in high school to my teammates and desperately trying to get them to pray the sinner's prayer. My objective was accomplished if they would just say the words to that prayer and mean them at least to some extent. Once they said the words I felt so relieved and satisfied that I had accomplished something, and I felt I could rest at ease knowing that no matter what passed in that person's life or however they would regard Jesus in the future, their destiny with God in heaven was sealed--simply because they prayed those words to the sinner's prayer. Read More »

Peter Stone : August 2004 Prayer Letter

We have begun the church in Bogotá. A group of 15-20 meets in my home each Sunday to study the Bible with one of the pastors in our ministry.

Last week I taught the Bible three times in Spanish with our church plant in Cali (another city in Colombia). Praise the Lord I wasn’t thrown out of the country afterwards for butchering the language, and that none of the believers left the faith on account of my Spanish! Seriously, it was a huge step of confidence for me, and gave me a glimmer of hope that one day I will actually be able to communicate effectively the passions that are most dear to my heart. Read More »

Peter Stone : September 2004

It was wonderful to have Steve Casey come and visit me for 10 days here in Colombia this summer. Although his time here was brief, we were able to experience a great deal together. Steve helped to lead worship both Sundays he was here by sharing two songs on the guitar. We traveled to Cali where our ministry is currently discipling and training a small group of believers who have left a heretical church and are now in the process of trying to start a church of their own. Read More »

Peter Stone : July 2004 Prayer Letter (Where is home?)

The strangest things come to mind these days—picking Japanese Beetles off the beanstalks in the garden behind Grandmother’s house in the summertime…shooting the Red Rider bb gun with my friend John…eating fried chicken and corn bread…shooting hoops in the backyard until the moon comes out and I can see my breath in its light… the burnt smell that my father’s saw makes when cutting pine boards for a new project—things that I grew up experiencing, and that were part of my roots and the fabric of my home. As my world spins in different directions and turns upside down in this new culture, it seems that my subconscious is grasping for some semblance of stability and familiarity. Read More »

Peter Stone : June 2004 Prayer Letter

The Reformation of Ricardo
He was a sophisticated little street urchin of about 10 years of age. His appearance was ruddy. A miniature King David, I thought. He had freckles and thick, wavy reddish-sandy hair thas was carefully parted to one side. He was a confident young ragamuffin, it seemed, and was careful with his presentation of himself. His v-neck sweater and dockside shoes gave the impression that he was going places. “Señor,” he said to me. “Would you give me some pesos?” I was standing in front of McDonald’s one night with a friend when I had the privilege of being approached by this little fellow of the street—one of the thousands in Bogotá known for all kinds of mischievous survival tactics. Read More »

Peter Stone : Biography

Peter Stone is a 30 year old missionary from Knoxville, TN. He moved to Bogota, Colombia in March 2004 to work for a Colombian national mission in church planting and missionary mobilization.

After various short term ministry experiences both locally and abroad, he came to study at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston in 2000. During his first semester in seminary his search for a church led him to the Hispanic congregation, Lion of Judah. In his own words Peter says, ¨I will never forget the first Sunday I attended Lion of Judah. There was some strange connection in my heart. Then an older lady put her hands on my shoulders and prayed for me during the service, and even though I couldn't understand what she was saying, it was as if the Holy Spirit was speaking to me through her and touching me through her saying, 'you have come home to your spiritual family in Boston.'¨ Read More »

Peter Stone : May 2004 Prayer Letter

“Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear”
At 7:30 a.m. I was some how early enough to find one seat left in the back row of the bus that headed away from Bogota toward my school. I squeezed my way through the center aisle, and as I approached the back row I saw him sitting just in front of my seat on the opposite side. It was a vivid image of humility. Read More »

Peter Stone : April 2004 Prayer Letter

I arrived in Bogotá on March 29, where I will study Spanish for a year.  Bogota, a city of 7 million, is a sophisticated and modern city high up in the Andes Mts.  The air is cool, and the climate is appealing.  The pastor I am working for lives in Villavicencio, a city with about 300 thousand people located 65 miles Southeast of Bogota.  The church, school, and Bible institute I will be working with are located there as well.  Read More »