We hope this letter finds you enjoying the new year of 2016. It sure has been a busy last couple of months here in Bolivia! And we are looking forward to things planned for this new year.
We had a wonderful time with our visitor in November. We used him a lot too. He helped teach classes on teaching Sunday School, soul winning and on music, specifically on leading music in the church. We did this in the cities of La Paz, Oruro (photo above) and in Santa Cruz. We had people come from over 4 hours away to be in these classes. In all it was about 30 hours of teaching and interpreting! It made for a long week but was well worth the effort to train some nationals to be leaders.
While our visitor was here, Jessica started having
The rainy season is officially beginning here in La Paz. Despite being in the summer months it has cooled down again due to the rain. But we can't complain because the rain is very much needed.
We have slowly been collecting some needed supplies over that last few months in preparation to begin our own church when the Fannings return. So far we have been able to purchase a pulpit, hymnals and chairs. We are still in need of a sound system, bibles and some wooden offering plates. It's exciting to be planning and preparing and to be gathering these things over time instead of having so many expenses all at once. Maybe
Hello! We hope you are all enjoying your summer there! It still seems to get colder here in La Paz. It even snowed on the Fourth of July! But despite the colder temperatures everything is going well. I was told at church the other day that this is the coldest it has been in about 2 decades. But despite the cold weather, God is still at work. Three of the boys you see in the photo above professed to have accepted Christ as their Savior last month. Please pray for the one in orange shirt as he wasn't as sure about things.
It has been a busy few weeks for us here in Bolivia! We have had visitors from the States come to stay with us and we were able to complete several projects while they were here. They were able to help raise money to buy supplies for a new church that has been started here in La Paz by a national named Rodrigo. This young man is out of another church here in La Paz. It's good to see young men being raised up and trained to go out and lead others to Christ. It was a great blessing being able to help and to provide the needed bibles, crayons, chairs, tables and
It is getting colder here in La Paz as the winter months are setting in. However we are still busy in the ministry. We recently had 5000 church invitations printed and have started Tuesday evening visitation before time for Bible College. In the last few weeks, we have been able to visit several hundred homes.
We are also preparing for the upcoming youth camp that will take place down in the jungle. It is a week long camp for young people that will include preaching services and games. We are praying that the Lord will do great things among the youth here in Bolivia during this time. We are also expecting