Wow… it’s been while, hasn’t it?! I mean, 3 years, c’mon! I’m not sure how many follow this little ministry blog, or, how many ever subscribed to it. We got to the point where sending out monthly updates on top of a monthly blog post just sort of became a little too much. What we didn’t count on was taking such a long break! But we’re here now, and we’re ready to share with you all. A lot has happened, so why don’t we take some time to catch up a bit!
My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.2 Corinthians 12:9
Highlights from the last 3 years:
- June, 2016 we finished formal Spanish study and began making preparations to move to the Chaco region
- September, 2016 we moved to the Chaco
- September, 2016-February, 2017 we lived in a small supply city, where we were able to adjust to life in Chaco, as well as make frequent trips to various villages where missionaries were working
- December, 2016 we officially joined a team that was lacking a bible teacher and curriculum developer
- January, 2017 we worked on our house (minor repairs like a ceiling) and moved our things into our house
- February, 2017 we moved into the village and began the process of getting to know the people
- June, 2017-February, 2018 we took our very first furlough
- April, 2018 we rushed back to the United States after finding a bone tumor on our daughters arm (It was not cancerous and she is 100% healthy. The tumor will continue growing as she grows but poses no threat. Once she’s fully grown we can talk about a possible removal.)
- June, 2018 we moved back to Paraguay to finally try and kick off our first year of language study
- October, 2018 we had our first language evaluations and were encouraged at the progress we’d made
- May, 2019 we added a new co-worker to help in literacy, women’s discipleship, possibly translation/revision, etc.
- September, 2019 we had our second evaluation and were even more encouraged by even more progress in the language
So there you have it. A lot has taken place. We have a lot to be thankful for, and even more to be amazed at as we’ve seen and experienced the grace of God in our daily lives. So, despite our lack of blog posts, the Lord has taught us more in the last three years than in all our other years of ministry here so far. We’re thankful for the Lords patience and guidance as we seek to see thriving churches among the people we serve.