Happy Easter (two weeks late)! We hope your Easter was a time of celebration with fellow believers and family.
We’re both in the midst of a busy season at work. Scott is working on audit preparation, the financial statements, and the implementation of a new accounting system. Until mid-May Jody will be the only one in the Missionary Personnel Office; her co-worker, Pat, retired in mid-February. Her boss, DeNise, is recovering from hip replacement surgery in the U.S.; thankfully she can help some by email.
We continue to see increasing friendliness from our neighbors, which is an encouragement. Everyone knows us, of course, because we’re so different (riding a unicycle to work, for example). But generally people have been very cautious, averting their eyes when we meet on the street. But after three years of us always greeting them, some people are actually greeting us first.
We’re also seeing improvement in our Spanish; Scott led a Bible study on finances this week (in Spanish) and received applause at the end.
Thank you for helping us spread the good news that Jesus has conquered death and opened the way to the Father. He is risen!
Ministry Focus: Misión Abordo (Mission Aboard)
Misión Abordo is a twelve-year-old annual event combining missionary training with medical outreach in remote Peruvian communities. Four from our office participated in March as ministry and training facilitators. The medical team had members from Peru, Cuba, Ecuador, Great Britain, and the United States.
Both teams boarded the riverboat Evangelista along with 38 others, including the boat crew, other national missionaries, and conference participants from Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, and Romania. Mornings involved training in the biblical basis for missions and cross-cultural missions while the afternoons were spent putting the training to good use in five river communities.
How to pray for us:
- That we would be a light in our neighborhood
- That we would be a help and an encouragement at work
- Thank God for those partnering with us in prayer and finances
- Thank God for our good health
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