This newsletter is a little bit late, but … WOW! April was a really busy and blessed month! Here are some quick highlights and photos.
Tamitha’s Mom came to visit
We had a beautiful time together enjoying Ecuador.
We learned a lot about the Catholic traditions here in celebration of Easter. They host a huge procession with people carrying crosses and beating themselves as a way of paying penance for their sins. It made me REALLY thankful for the freedom and grace in Christ that we embrace as evangelicals.
Thanks to a donation of fantastic materials in Spanish from Charles & Mary Hollifield (Timothy Ministries & Services), we have been teaching children’s ministry workers in how to understand personality traits. They have enjoyed discovering insights about their own personalities and those of the kids they work with and understanding how best to work together.
The indigenous churches in our area were so excited to receive this awesome teaching tool to use in their children’s ministry to teach the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection. City of Refuge (the ministry we worked with in Atlanta) donated as many sets as we could get in our luggage. This type of resource is something these churches have never imagined having for their own use. We have heard many reports of how this made such a difference in their services and in helping to disciple these precious children.
Teaching session in Latacunga
We began teaching indigenous church leaders in a new district this month. The people are so hungry to learn how they can better reach the families in their communities. We’ve already heard from one pastor who left our training session re-inspired to build the church who has now grown their children’s ministry to 80 kids!
As you can tell, God has richly blessed us with ministry opportunities in abundance. These things are all in addition to our regular work at the seminary! We are thankful for each of you who help to make this possible through your prayers, encouragement and financial support. We send lots of hugs and thanks to the folks at Harvest COG who worked so hard to host an amazingly successful fundraiser yard sale on our behalf.
Bobby, Tamitha, Jonathan & Jordan
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