We are very happy to be home again! Our trip to the States was great and we got a lot accomplished but it is so good to be home again in Bolivia!
It has been a busy month so far. We had to travel to Santa Cruz to work on our residency papers and while we did get a lot done we will have to return to Santa Cruz in April for the next step. We weren’t expecting to have to go twice. The expenses and fees are $1000 more than the $2000 we were originally told. But at least we are a step closer to becoming residents here in Bolivia!
We are still working in
We hope you had a blessed Christmas and New Year. The Lord blessed us and we were able to take our furlough in time to spend the holidays here in the States. It was exciting to see Ellie enjoy her first Christmas with family. Her first birthday is coming up on the 31st of this month. It is hard to believe a year has already passed.
Ellie continues to do well. We were finally able to
The Lord continues to move greatly and there have been several opportunities to preach and teach Sunday school. I just finished preaching a missions conference for a local pastor here and Praise the Lord their missions giving increased 30%! This is amazing for the Bolivian people who generally don’t have much of a concept of the world outside of their own country. But the Lord is planting in their hearts a desire to spread the gospel!
The printing ministry continues to be busy. We have printed almost
So much has been happening in the last few weeks and we are so glad that God is using us here in Bolivia!
Jessica is due to finish her Spanish classes the week before Thanksgiving. Then the week after Thanksgiving our mission director and his wife will be visiting for two weeks. We are excited about
The Lord has been blessing greatly here in Bolivia! We have seen Him moving among the churches here and have seen several souls come to Christ in the past few weeks. We are excited to see the people open up to allow God to move among them in ways that we have not seen here before. It is such a blessing to see that God can move here just as He can back in the States! Praise His name!
In May, we had to make a quick trip back to the States. We needed to take care of some government paper work for Ellie. But more importantly, we needed to get some medical advice regarding a stomach issue she had. We tried to do this here in Bolivia but could not seem to receive an answer to the problem. The Lord blessed with a Christian doctor who had experience in missions and was able to help us tremendously with Ellie. She is doing much better now. She continues to grow and is a beautiful happy little girl.
We had the honor of Pastor Nathan Johnson and his friend Corey coming in June to stay with us for a week. Corey accepted the call to preach while he was here and he was able to preach his first message here in Bolivia! The Lord moved greatly in the service especially among the young preachers. We hope the Lord will use this young man greatly in the coming years to bring more people to Christ.
Jessica and I are about to start the next phase of our residency. We are leaving next week for Santa Cruz to meet with our lawyer again and to submit our papers for the next step in receiving