below is our newest prayer letter. We would like to add a prayer request. For the next two weeks we will be attending a medical missions course. It is suppose to be an intense course to teach us some things for working with village nationals in remote ares. Please pray for us as we take this course to be able to obtain the large amount of knowledge they plan to teach us in the next two weeks.
October 2012 Prayer Letter:
The months are passing very quickly as we prepare to leave for language school in Bolivia. Our goal is still set for March of this coming year.
We were able to go to Bolivia for 2 weeks in September to look at the new church property in Oruro and also to move some of our stuff down. It was a successful trip because
Hello From Bolivia,
As most of you know, we have been in Bolivia for the past week and will be here for one more week. You know that we had some personal plans in mind for this trip. This is a trip to help prepare ourselves to move here next year. Also, to try and settle some issues on the church property we have been trying to buy.
We were able to bring a total of 4 bags with us but they were costly. We had to pay $540 to get them here. But then again, when you are moving personal items and things that cannot be bought here, what else are you going to do? I thought it interesting that God had already supplied that money. We had a church give $500 towards our trip. We also received a seemingly random gift from the children's
Last week we asked you to help us pray over a special request and we would like to update you on this request.
You may remember that part of our desire in Bolivia is to reach the Altiplano. Part of that includes the village of Oruro. There is currently a good Baptist church in Oruro however, it is trying to reach over 200,000 souls by itself in a very idolatrous area. I was able to preach there back in 2010. The man that pastored this church at that time contacted another missionary family (the Fannings) that knew of our desires to work there.
The village is growing at a very rapid pace and they are running out of room in what is now becoming a city. Because of this, they are starting to release land outside the city for sell. This man contacted us about the possibility of purchasing
some of this land for a church. He offered to help us get
It is not time for our normal prayer letter yet but God is doing so much, we would like to give a special update. I know that I have already updated our email contacts about the property in Oruro. However, we just sent this letter to our supporting churches about the property and about our coming trip. We always send the same letter out by email when we mail it, so here it is.
We are very excited to announce that we have been able to purchase property for a church in the village of Oruro about 3 hours from the capital city of La Paz. The Lord has provided 2 lots to build on and He has also provided a national that has offered to help us in that ministry. However, because of Bolivian law, we have been given fifteen days to begin building on the property, so this same man has offered to begin overseeing the construction of a wall and foundation.
The area where the property is located is a fairly new area and is really starting
Special Prayer Request
We want to pass along a special prayer request and ask you to help bathe this in prayer. I cannot give full details yet as we are not sure of the full circumstances yet. Most of you know that we have a desire to work in the Village of Oruro on the Altiplano. There has been a sudden special offer come available to be able to start a work there. An offer that seems too good to be true. We would like to ask you to pray that God would show what needs to be done or if we even need to do anything in the offer that has come available.
As soon as more information comes along, we will try and get you more information so you can help pray more specifically. But for now, we know that God knows the situation and just need his guidance on what we need to do.
Also, please help us pray for our trip in August and September. We bought our tickets and are scheduled to leave August 30th and return September 14th. We are using this