Hello to all of our faithful supporters! We are so thankful to have you all lifting us up in prayer, giving, and communication.
The semester break is over and things around here are back to full speed… Well to be honest things didn’t really slow down that much over the break we just had less people on campus. Many of the students are here on a work scholarship, and so over the break there were no classes going on, but the construction projects and ministries at the church had a boost in productivity. We were able to finish the new women’s dorm which was a huge blessing. I expected to see things really slow down at the church as it is new, and two thirds of the regular attenders are students of the Bible college. I assumed that many of the people from Cajamarca would stop coming, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. God was faithful and not only did the regulars continue to come but we actually had more people every couple of weeks. Please pray for Carlos who committed his life to the Lord at our Tuesday night english conversation club. Pray that the Lord would continue to draw him into a more intimate relationship with Himself and that Carlos would resist any negative backlash for his decision to follow Christ.
Through God’s grace Jessica and Eva were able to go with the students on a tour of Israel a few weeks back. Neither of them had been to the Holy Land before, and it was a huge blessing for them to be able to see the places where the events of the Bible took place. As many of you know Jessica has been struggling with health issues the past few years that at times make going up to lunch, or going into town for church seem like running a marathon. That being said God was faithful and even though she had to push herself every day of the tour she felt better for the two weeks while she was there than she has for the past six months.
While Jessica and Eva were in Israel I took Romeo, Anya, and Avalina to Ecuador so that we could renew our visas (a visa is good for 6 months after which you need to leave the country and come back to get it renewed. This year we will be applying for residency which will eliminate the need for this process.) After getting our visas renewed we were able to stay at the beach in Zorritos for a couple of days. The kids and I got some real quality time together away from the busyness of life here.
This semester I have been given the privilege of teaching two classes, Isaiah and Proverbs. Please pray for the truth to be taught through these classes, and pray that the students would grow in their knowledge of the Lord and in their relationship with Him.
Pray for Jessica that her pregnancy would continue to go well, and that the Lord would continue to give her wisdom in homeschooling our sweet kids. Pray for our kids that they would continue to be a blessing to the other kids on campus, and that they would be prepared for life with a new baby around. Pray for all of us for fluency in Spanish, and that God would do His perfect will in the life of each and every student here this semester.
Thank you all once again for all your support God bless you all!