After several months of sharing, preparing, praying and seeing God’s provision for the ministry He has called us to…we know that it is time to GO! We have been overwhelmed by the love and support of so many who have decided to co-labor with us for the sake of the Gospel. As we read in Matthew 9:37 it says, “The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few” and we are excited to be laborers that are sent out.
By the time you read this email, we will have arrived in a city in Asia by plane, train, and automobile. We are planning to spend the next several months here. Our team is made up of our friend D. who will be spending several months with us and Pastor M. who will be traveling with us for the first two weeks of our time. Our team is grateful for your prayers as we seek to establish a new work here and come alongside those who are ministering in the surrounding villages.
The goal is to establish a School of Ministry that will train up Pastors and Leaders in the Word of God, so over the next few months B. will be spending the majority of his time doing this. He will be investing in the lives of the nationals to equip them for the work of the ministry. We will also be traveling to the surrounding villages to share the love of Christ with those who have never once heard the name of Jesus.
In addition, we have partnered with Promise Child that has 96 children in two villages in this region where we are working that are receiving education, hot meals, uniforms, books and other basic needs through the child sponsorship program. H. will be working at the schools, meeting with and ministering to the Promise Child families, and doing women’s ministry through various outreaches.
We are very humbled to have been called and given this opportunity to serve the Lord in this way to reach the nations. We are thankful for your support and prayers and we look forward to keeping you updated. We will have access to email and skype, so please send us a note as we would love to keep in touch with you while we are away.
With love, Bond and Heather Gaona