Our first two months here in Bolivia have been rather challenging, however, God has been faithful! He has seen us through and helped us to prevail over many attacks from the devil. We have learned a lot in a short time and although we know there is still a lot to learn and a long way to go, we are rejoicing in the faithfulness and goodness of our Savior.
We found a house to rent and have moved in. It is very nice being able to unpack and hang our own pictures. The Lord blessed us with a home in a safe neighborhood, for which we are very thankful. Our new home has also provided refuge for a missionary who is temporarily staying with us and for another missionary family who lost their home and needed a place to store some things while they are on furlough. God’s timing is always perfect! He knew the needs we would all have and provided.
We have also begun our language school and it seems to be going really well so far. It is a challenge but we are learning and are praying that we remember what we learn and are able to apply it soon to our daily lives. We have already seen an improvement.
Everything is going well with Jessica and the pregnancy. We have been able to see the hospital where our daughter will be born and are encouraged and excited about all that is in the future. Please continue to pray that all goes well for the pregnancy. We have had some doctors show concern about the affects of the altitude, however, after much prayer and a few different opinions from other doctors; we feel the Lord still wants us to stay. We know that our God is bigger than any problem that may arise and in His will we are safer here than anywhere else in the world.
Also pray about a situation that has come up regarding our paperwork. There have been some inconsistencies with the paperwork done by
our mission board here in Bolivia and it has delayed the process for our residency. The government has been getting very strict on who they accept into the country. While we feel that we will be accepted and the current problems resolved, there is a chance the future will bring more problems from the government. The current relation between our government and Bolivia’s government is not good so please stand with us in prayer, not only for what may lay ahead for missionaries in Bolivia, but also for the future of the churches. Socialism is coming in very fast and the outcome would be very bad on the progress of the gospel.
Thank you all so much for your continued prayers and support. We truly feel a difference when God’s people pray. We also want to thank you for your kindness in staying connected. We have received facebook messages, phone calls, text messages, and emails from many of you and you will never know how much it means to us. Thank you all! God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!
Robert and Jessica Murray