Greetings from Guatemala! We are fresh off a weekend retreat where we gathered with other missionaries that are serving in Guatemala. We had a great time of worship, fellowship, rest, and refreshment while there. It is an annual conference and something that our family looks forward to attending each year. The boys attended VBS classes for their age groups and had a blast. There were 92 families that attended. There were 162 adults and 89 MK's. We also had 55 volunteers who came down from the States to lead and serve us. We had a great time and we returned home refreshed and ready to get back to work.
After many months of praying, planning, and saving the construction project has begun in the village of Nearar. The group broke ground this past weekend. Pray that it all goes well. Pray specifically for Rafael who is leading and in charge of it all.
Our Bible study group in Muyurco has decided to do some evangelistic outreach in their area. They planned three revivals over the next three months. The first one took place this past weekend in the village of Porto Suelo. They had a good turnout for each service. In addition to the services they also had a time of baptism for three new believers. Praise the Lord!
In the month of March they plan to hold a revival in the village of Nenoja and in their own village of Muyurco in April. Nenoja is about an hour hike up the mountain from Nearar. It is not easy to get to! The Nearar group has been making Saturday visits there trying to start a Bible study. Be praying for the upcoming evangelistic outreach in that village. Pray for new believers in all of our work area and for our Bible study group members as they strive to share their faith with those around them.
We are honored yet humbled for the role that we get to play in sharing the Gospel here in Eastern Guatemala. Pray for us to do the job well. Pray for wisdom and discernment as we lead others and disciple them. Pray that God would be glorified in all areas of our lives and ministry.