Summer is long gone, but the running around of
ministry is going strong. The previous Tuesday,
we started going back to “Instituto America”, a
public school, to preach the gospel. We came up
with a play that represented how Jesus took the
punishment for our crimes and never said a word.
Afterwards, I clearly preached the gospel and
many students professed receiving Christ in their
heart. We praise God for what He will do the rest
of the year.
We’ve had the privilege of having quite a few
guests in our church. For our Easter conference,
professor Daniel Oubel from Argentina came and
taught on our Victory in Christ. We also had
Grey Fisher and Keith Watkins fly down to
personally see the ministry in Panama. Have you
considered seeing the ministry first hand? Pastor
Grey gave a weekend leadership seminar, while
Pastor Keith preached a powerful message about
the giants in our lives.
There are two youth groups that are coming on
mission trips to Panama one week after the other.
One group is from Missouri and they will be here
from June 9th to the 17th, while the Wisconsin
team will fly in on June 18th and fly out ten days
later. There will be some awesome ministry
going on with their help. Their schedules include
working at camp, VBS for children 6-12 yrs,
school outreach, door-to-door evangelism,
children’s hospital visit, and more. Pray for these
youth and those who will hear the gospel.
Our youth group got a name change; we are no
longer ‘Friendship Bible Club’, instead we are
‘Coram Deo’. It reflects the attitude we want to
instill in our teenagers. Last year’s goal was to
end with 50 spiritual teenagers in our youth. This
year we are averaging 45 teenagers in our
assistance; so, we have half of our goals fulfilled.
Our teens need your prayers as they feel the pull
of this world. It’s our prayers that our leaders
commit to discipleship.
Eli turned one May 16th, and even though he is not
walking yet he is growing fast and becoming a
sweet boy. Ethan can tell the difference between
English and Spanish, and is learning numbers and
letters in both languages. He won’t give you a
speech, but he is really smart and witty. It’s great,
but can also be challenging. This week we began
praying as a family before putting the boys down
for bed. They are our greatest ministry and we
want to teach them discipline and love for God.
• Wisdom in raising Ethan
• The Lord’s Provision
• The youth mission teams
• Grace before the teen’s
• The arrangements for VBS