God has been doing so much lately that we wanted to take a moment and send a special update. Our next prayer letter isn’t due until June but the blessing of this email system is to keep you up to date on special things along the way and we want to share these blessings!
For the past seven months we have been working toward raising money for our Bolivia vehicle project. We have shared with many of you the need for four-wheel drive on those dangerous roads. We have also shared about the expense involved in purchasing vehicles because of the countries tax and shipping laws. Well, we have been praying for God to provide a safe, trust worthy, four-wheel drive vehicle along with the money to pay for it and He has done that!
It's good to know as we travel from place to place raising support that we have friends and fellowlabourers praying for us. Thank you so much for your prayers.
We have been very busy on deputation which is a blessing! Our support has picked back up after a slow time over the Thanksgiving and Christmas season and we are thankful for all The Lord is doing. He has taken us to almost 70% already.
We are anxious to get to Bolivia as soon as possible so that we can begin language school but we are thankful for the opportunity to travel to so many churches and meet new people who shareour desire to get the gospel to people around the world. Deputation is sometimes challenging and we
Jessica and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. While we are still eager to get to Bolivia in the coming year, we are looking forward to spending Christmas this year with our family and friends. We hope that you are able to do the same.
One thing that really seems to be ringing true with me this Christmas season is the reason for Christmas. Even though all four gospels are written to a different people group. Even thought they all show the coming of the baby Jesus in a slightly different manner. There is still one thing that has stood out to me through this year. Each gospel, when introducing the coming of our Christ, also tells us that He is a Savior. They all let us know of His coming but also tell us that He came to die. From His,
announcement to Joseph to the swaddling clothes. His birth points us to His crucifixion. Jessica and I just want to take a moment on this Christmas Eve, to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. We are thanking God for
We have been very busy in the last few months as we continue to travel on deputation. The Lord has blessed us with a full schedule and good traveling weather. Our support continues to come in and we are praising God for all He is doing!
We have completed our medical mission’s classes! We learned so much and are looking forward to using what we have learned to serve our great God once we arrive in Bolivia. We have also been looking into methods of water filtration for some of the villages on the Altiplano. This would be a great help with the overall health of the people and will be one more tool to show the people that we care and also how much God loves them.
Continue to pray for us as we continue to prepare for all that lay ahead in the coming year. We have several
A couple of weeks ago we told you about our Medical Mission Intensive course we were taking and asked you to pray for us. We want to follow up and say thank you for praying for us and that it was a success. Not only did we learn a lot but we really enjoyed the course.
As most of you know, we saw a need for some medical experience while we were living in Bolivia last year. It was a real eye opener for how God uses medical missions to open hearts and doors in remote villages.
These past two weeks we spent 11-12 hours a day in the classroom and we learned how to diagnose the most common diseases/illnesses found on the mission field and how to help treat these problems. We also learned how to handle certain emergencies, child birth and some dental work. Obviously, we did not become