Greetings from Las Moras! This mini-update from the Husband Family in Las Moras comes to you via somewhat unusual means – a neighbor’s super-slow, spotty WiFi connection! Yet as we use it to write you, we are very grateful for its availability.
Last week, we received word from our normal internet provider that we were about to permanently lose our connection. Though we did not find out more details until later – the communication was almost non-existent! – the company has decommissioned one of their two satellites covering our region. Some users who have equipment around a year old – like our neighbor – will continue to receive coverage. Others with older equipment – like us! – were unexpectedly cut off. At first we did not know about this distinction, and feared that the entire community was going to be cut off – so, as I wrote before, we are very grateful for how things have worked out in the meantime!
Going forward, we’re able to check in every so often – but have to buy tickets for the periods of time we connect, on a per-device basis. The connection is quite slow – we can’t do many of the things we usually can; several websites simply refuse to load, and you can watch photos load line-by-line onto your screen (what a throwback to dial-up internet days!) It also does not work well from our house. However, we can usually get emails through, and have had some success getting text messages via Messenger or our US phone number (but no to our Mexican number, WhatsApp, or iMessage).
We hope to have a new internet service provider – or upgraded equipment with our old one! – by some time in the month of June, but until then, beg your patience with us as we continue forward in our ministry here (and a pre-rainy season resupply trip). Please keep us, our team, and the believers here in prayer. I have half-written a very encouraging update on a believer’s demonstration of faith and the fruit of the Spirit despite facing incredible opposition, but am unsure when I’ll be able to finish that and send it your way. God is at work here – and this does not stop simply because we are out of communication for a while! I cannot wait to share with you some of those things He has let us see out here.
God bless you all – thank you for your partnership with us in making Christ known among the Nahuatl people of Mexico. Greetings to each of you from Amy, and our kids as well.
SPECIFIC PRAYER REQUEST: this incident disrupted our kids online IOWA tests. Please pray for Titus (testing okay so far today on the backup connection), and for both he and Elayne tomorrow when they try to BOTH take the test at the same time! (Elayne missed her second day Tuesday, when we lost our connection – the test administrators have been awesome in working with us to reschedule!)