Can you believe we are already in the month of June?!? Hope you are all enjoying the beginning of your summer. And for all of you 2017 graduates, congratulations!!!
We wanted to share with you all about a few “firsts” for us in the last few weeks. Both, Mike and I celebrated our first birthdays here in Nicaragua. I was wonderfully surprised by Mike and the staff at Club Esperanza with a fun fiesta! Mike’s birthday was celebrated at home with a little cake. Here are a couple of pictures on our birthdays:
We have also started a few Bible studies in the last few weeks, which is something we have been praying about for a while.
The first Bible study is for youth kids whose parents are missionaries here in Nicaragua. Here is a picture of our first time with them. We had games, worship, snacks and a study in God’s Word. Please join us in praying for this group of youth.
It is exciting for us to share with you that we have also begun a Sunday afternoon Bible study for adults and children at the school site (Club Esperanza). We have been given the freedom to use the building on Sunday afternoons so that we can share God’s Word with people all of ages. In preparation, we purchased some Bibles for the adults to use and some crayons for the kids. Our first study took place last Sunday. We had two ladies and 8 children show up. We are at rest knowing that God will do what He wants to do through this. For now, the adults will be going through the Gospel of Mark and the kids will be studying the life of Jesus by going through the gospels. Here are a few pictures of us setting up and of the children coloring after listening to their Bible lesson.
In other news, Mike has been enjoying leading worship on Sunday mornings and Wednesdays at Calvary Chapel Managua. He also got to teach on a Wednesday evening service. It has been a blessing getting to know Pastor Cal and his wife Jessica. Continue to pray for the work the Lord is doing through CCM.
First of all, THANK YOU all for your prayers and encouragement. We love to get emails, texts and phone calls from you all. We are incredibly blessed.
1-Please continue to pray for the Eleazar, Belen, Shaylyn & Mario (kids who lost their parents) and their grandma Maribel. They continue to adjust and adapt to the new normal. Mike was able to visit them today and bring some food that was donated.
2-VISA RENEWAL: Our visa expires in a few weeks (it has to be renewed every 3 months). For that reason, the three of us will be traveling to Costa Rica for a few days in order to renew our visa. Please pray that things would not be too complicated and for protection and provision as we take this little trip.
3-Pray for the communities we are reaching out to (Via Guadalupe & surrounding areas). Pray that their hearts would be receptive to the gospel and that the Lord would use this little Bible study to bring many into His Kingdom.
“But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.”
“…And he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully…”