We arrived mid-morning and the boys spent some time roaming and exploring before the Bible study began.
there were several goats there that the boys enjoyed seeing
They loved playing in this dirt area.
We had a good home Bible study there. David taught and Rafa's wife Luz led the music. This next picture makes me laugh because if you know Cruz then you know he is not much of a sleeper. There have only been a few times in his life that I can remember him being tired and just laying down to go to sleep. He just will not stop and rest. Well, as we were sitting around waiting for Bible study to begin he decided to lay his head down on David's leg and before we knew it he was sound asleep. I thought he was pretending at first because I just could not believe it was real. He slept for most of the service. When it was time for David to teach he just grabbed his notes and taught with Cruz in his lap the whole time. It was actually kind of funny for us and definitely one of those "can you believe this is happening" moments.
Delmy and her husband Cloromiro (in the red and white shirt) hike down the mountain from time to time to attend the Sunday Bible study in Nearar. There is no church in their village for them to attend. Our Nearar group is trying hard to get something started there. Would you pray for this village and this one family of believers there? Pray for the Saturday visits that the group is making there to be fruitful.
I am thankful for good brakes!
I am also thankful for this good driver. I knew we were in good hands.
On Sunday morning David and Miguel attended a service at Bro. Fito's church. It was a regular gathering of area pastors and Bro. Fito was hosting this time. Most of them came from neighboring departments in Guatemala. David enjoyed getting to meet with them and share with them about our work. The day started with a worship service. They then had a time of business before finishing up with a lunch meal.
Sunday lunch at Bro. Fito's church
Pray for our work in the mountains. Pray for the villages that we are targeting and for those we have yet to reach. Pray for the small group of believers that we have scattered throughout that they would be faithful to share their faith in order to help advance the gospel in their areas. Pray for our partnering with Bro. Fito. Pray that we would not only be an encouragement to him and his congregation but that we could find ways to work with him to reach other areas. Pray also for us as we week by week continue to teach, encourage, and share the gospel with those around us. Pray that we would be faithful in doing our part to reach the lost for Christ.