Since our last letter, in January, there has been a lot happening around the Murray household. First and foremost, let us introduce you to Daniel Murray (photo above). He was born here in La Paz on January 11th. If you remember, the altitude here (12,500’) causes a great risk for foreigners having children here. However, the Lord protected both Jessica and Daniel! Both Momma and baby are doing fine. He has gained weight and is growing quickly. Ellie has done well getting used to her new brother. Jessica’s mom came a few days after he was born to help us. She was a blessing while Jessica recuperated from her c-section.
A couple weeks before Jessica had the baby, I started helping a struggling church called Iglesia Bautista de Cota Cota. We are still working at the Fanning’s church (more on this later) but this church was in need of help. The pastor “stepped to the side” in November and left four men in charge. Afterwards, he really started causing
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