Greetings from Guatemala! During the month of February we were able to start two new Bible studies. The first one was in the village of Muyurco. We had two studies there during February. The first week we all met together and then the next time we met I taught the children and David taught the adults. We have plans to return there every other Thursday afternoon for Bible study. Our next scheduled time is this Thursday, March 5. Would you pray for this new Bible study, for the people of Muyurco, and for us as we travel there and teach?
We began partnering with the Chorti Bible Translation team to do a Bible study in the village of Tunuco Arriba. We have been given permission to teach a Bible class every Wednesday morning. We have an hour with the K-5 and 1st graders and then an hour with the 2nd- 6th graders. Since all of the children there speak and understand Chorti Mrs. Diana Lubeck is doing the teaching time in the Mayan language. Our first class was last week and we'll continue again on this Wednesday morning. Would you pray for this new opportunity to be a weekly presence in that village by sharing God's Word in the local school?
Also during the month of February David held two Bible studies in the village of Nearar. He teaches there on Sunday mornings. We made two visits to the village of Lagunetas. Our Bible study there has been put on hold because most of the males are away working. We would really like to get it back going again so please pray for that to happen. We made two visits to the village of Churischan and one visit to the village of Chanco.
March looks to be much of the same with a minimum of eight Bible study times planned as of now. We will be hosting a youth team from First Baptist Church Mount Pleasant, SC the end of the month. They will be working in the village of Chanco. Pray for us as we finalize plans for them and get ready to partner together to share the Gospel in that village. I will be attending a week-long homeschool conference in Lima, Peru this month. It will be a time for me to learn more about it and hopefully help me finalize my plans for beginning in the fall. David would appreciate your prayers for him during my absence as he will be "holding down the fort" with the boys at home. It will be a challenging week for him I am sure.
Overall things are going great. We are certain that is a result of your praying for us. We cannot tell you enough just how important your prayers are and how much we appreciate them. You keep praying, we'll keep serving, and together we'll see God do great things for His kingdom through it all.