Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

Greetings from Guatemala!  It is election time in Guatemala and with that comes a lot of unrest throughout the country.  Protests and road blocks are happening almost daily now due to a movement to have the current President step down from his position. When you add in the normal political gatherings and parades trying to get around anywhere can be a nightmare.   The first round of elections will take place this coming Sunday, September 6 with a runoff planned for October if necessary.  Would you be in prayer for Guatemala as they elect a new leader?  Pray that it would all take place in a civil way and end peacefully.

There have been a lot of political rallies taking place lately.   Sunday is the biggest day for political gatherings because it is the day when most people are off work.  This has caused some interruptions in our Bible studies.  Thankfully the people we are working with in the villages always let us know ahead of time so that we can plan to avoid the area when something political is going to be taking place.  We will most likely be laying low until the election process is over but are looking forward to getting back on track soon with our Bible study times.  Please continue to pray for the villages of Nearar, Muyurco, Porto Suelo, Lagunetas, Churischan, Chanco, Corral de Piedras, and Tunuco Arriba that blinders would be removed from the eyes of the people and they would begin to see their need for a Savior.  Pray for us as we continue to build relationships with the people living in these areas and share the Gospel with them.

We began homeschool last month and are on week four.  So far it has been a very smooth process and things are going great.  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us during this new phase of life.  What a blessing your prayers have been to us!

It is always an encouragement to hear from you all and to know that we are being prayed for.  It is a great reminder that we are not in this alone.  Many of you give to offerings that support us and just as important many of you give of your time to pray.  We cannot thank you enough for the sacrifices you make for our family and others like us around the world.  We can't do it alone.  We need your help and the part you are playing is helping us spread the Gospel to those who desperately need to hear it.  Please keep praying.  Please keep giving.  When you do it helps us do our part of telling the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Thank you!

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