Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

08 January 2015

Pray for us! (January Ministry Report)

We recently sent out our January Ministry Report.

As always, you can read the entire report on our ministry blog:

Im simply going to summarize with snippets and pictures here:

For most of December we enjoyed a visit from JM’s parents. During their time here (their first visit to Uruguay), in addition to getting reacquainted with the grandchildren, they were able to see several churches and other works both in the Montevideo area and the interior...

While here they witnessed Sebastián’s and Gonzalo’s baptisms. The twins have attended Sunday school and other services since childhood. Over the course of several years they have professed faith and have gained much instruction from church classes and camp programs. It was a joy to see them identify publicly with the name of Jesus Christ.

Family and friends, including two high school classmates,
witnessed the baptismal service.

 In mid-December Iglesia Bíblica Maranatha hosted a Bible study
and Christmas Tea for the ladies.

Summer camps take place for almost the entire month of January... JM will participate in staff training, will preach for morning and evening services during teen and young adult week, and will counsel during younger teens camp. We would appreciate prayer...

On March 2 we would like to see another good group of students begin classes. This will be the second year of the FEBU Bible-college project... Déborah and JM will be working together on a third semester of Spanish Grammar & Composition... Though FEBU is not a liberal arts school per se, we nonetheless view such disciplines as grammar, writing, speech, and music as extremely important in the development of a Christian worldview—not to mention the skills that such classes offer for Bible study and preaching. JM will continue to help with administration and will teach Church Music during the first semester...

Please pray for the success of the gospel in this country. There are many needs. Recently we helped in a project to put together Christmas toys for one of the government-run orphanage facilities...

Organizing and wrapping gifts! Praising the Lord for His work!
This was an entirely indigenous project!

Other needs are immigrating to Uruguay. We see and sometimes meet them: European students, Indians, North American retirees or religious workers. Others—Syrian refugees or prisoners received from Guantánamo Bay—we have not yet met. Uruguay has a small but real gospel witness, and some will hear. And God will save. Thank you for your global awareness and for your participation in Jesus’ mission to “save His people from their sins” (Mt 1:21).

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