follow God's will for our lives so that we can serve Him in all we do,
go wherever He leads, and share His amazing love with those around us.
to support and pray for mission projects around the world:
Cusco, Peru - Romulo Tupa - Local Missionary; Pace Ministry - Lima, Peru
2) Guayllabamba, Ecuador - Tulcanza Family - Local Missionary Church
with two outreach locations
3) El Batan Missionary Alliance Church and Ninos en Riesgo program for
kids living on the streets
4) Just For Kids Orphanage and Montebello School - Valle de los
5) Home of Hope - Malawi, Africa, Canadian Missionaries
6) Renee in Pak.
church in Guayllabamba now has a webpage where you can go and see
pictures of their various activities. They have been praying for the
funds to get an LCD projector as well as bibles and materials for the
children's Sunday school classes as more and more children are
receiving Christ which is great! The construction in Checa has been at
a standstill for awhile as they are struggling with finances to at
least finish the first floor so they can all meet together for worship.
Tanya is continuing to work with the kids in Chimburlo and has an
outreach in a nearby area of Chimbacalle. If you were on the last
mission trip you know that the area is littered in a good way with
children and there is no organized religion in the area to reach out to
them. The pastor has started one more outreach in Puellaro which is
doing well as there are Christians there that are helping to get it off
the group. Jesus said to reach out to the little children and that is
definitely what is happening in Ecuador!
link to website: http://www.familiatulcanaza.es.tl/
I heard a sermon
several weeks ago about how often we let things go by because they
right" but in reality, they really aren't. As people living in a world
that doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings or control anyone's rights,
I feel like we are allowing things to go on right around us only
because it doesn't seem to be hurting anyone. While that may be true,
Jesus commands us as Christians to be aware of those things and to try
and guide others away as well. Just because it is on TV or makes the
news doesn't mean that it is acceptable. Not watching is the first
step, but the second is to let people know why you aren't watching it.
Everyone has the right to disagree, but they shouldn't have to question
where you stand on the issue. It doesn't seem right or fair in any way
that Jesus had to die on the cross for our sins, but the reality of
bridging the gap of sin between man and God made it necessary.
us, we have to continue to follow the path God has for us and make
decisions based on Him regardless of the decisions others make around
us. Just think about what you take a stand for and what you just let
happen and hope it doesn't ever involve you; doing nothing is doing
The church we attend here in Colombia, First Bapist of Armenia
The pastor from our church here in Armenia is coming to a conference in
Atlanta so he is very excited to see the place we are always talking
about and hopefully learn many new things he can share and use at the
We have gotten more requests from missionaries that we have
worked with in the past for help than ever before and have even less,
unfortunately, to offer them. More and more bibles and literature are
needed every day so please pray that the economy strengthens so that
people again feel the desire and have the ability to help in more ways.
Our church in Armenia is currently working to fund eight programs for
the local community. Check out the website here http://www.pibarmenia.com/
are planning a Christmas mission trip to Ecuador to work with the
mission church locations as the number of children and adults that are
open to hearing the word continues to increase, and Christmas is a
great time to get a foot in the door in many places. If you are
interested in participating, please email us and let us know.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) We are also going back to Bolivia this
summer to try again to get with Helping Hands Mission to see what we
can do to help there as well.
Steve at our school carnival taking one for the team
continue to work through Steve's college classes which is why I
haven't had any time for new pictures! I apologize and will work harder
to get out more! School continues to be a great place to witness to the
students and staff so pray that minds continue to be open and willing
to listen. We will be in the states for a week for Easter break (we can
call it that here!) so hopefully we'll be able to visit and be in touch.
Now, don't let this scare you as this is the first time in three
we've seen one this big, but...it was big enough that we stopped
the car because Steve said, "Wow, look at the spider crossing
the road!" It is a beautiful though a little scary creation of God!
Steve and Cathy
My senior class of 2010
trying to look like pre-graduates
Prayer Requests and
1. Our health continues to
without any problems
2. Living expenses and day to day needs met by our jobs
3. Opportunities to share with other people -- school and their
4. Peace about our decisions - handling the new challenges in
People to support missions around the world
2. Steve's college classes and my sanity
3. Church plants in Ecuador to continue
4. The Pace's ministry in Lima, Peru - funds to increase their school
5. Lily as she travels that she feels God's presence with her
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