Saturday, November 7, 2015

November 2015 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Last month was a very busy month for us. We are working hard to grow the young church. Last month, we saw 7 people that professed faith in Christ. Although not everyone that makes a profession of faith continues in church attendance, we are thankful to have also seen some growth in the lives of those who attend the church. One lady who received Christ a few months ago has begun helping and serving in the church. She is now serving in the nursery, and we are better able to minister to families with small children. We also held a Men's prayer breakfast, which was a blessing to those who attended. We are now approaching the time to begin renting a larger location. Please pray for this.

During this last month, our daughter Lila has shown an increased desire in learning more and more about Jesus every day. Almost every morning and night, she asks for us to read her more in the Bible about Jesus. She has also begun visiting with me sometimes during the day. Her presence frequently opens up many doors for us to build relationships with people in the community. While Ellowyn is not yet ready to visit, she enjoys singing the spanish hymns... in own own words of course! Last month, we celebrated her second birthday. We planned a small party and invited some children from church and the area. We were surprised to see so many people who came. It was a great opportunity to build stronger and closer relationships with the people in the area. Of course, Ellowyn had a blast! One task that our whole family is involved in is the residency process. Unfortunately, we had to acquire additional documentation, and now have several more visits to different places before we have legal status.

As we approach Thanksgiving, we are reminded of all that we have to be thankful for. First and foremost, we are thankful for Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the ability to share the message of his love and salvation with the world. We are thankful for all of our family, our friends, and supporting churches. We truly are thankful for those who pray for us each month.This month, please pray:

1. For spiritual and numeric growth in the church here in San Marcos, Nicaragua
2. That God will guide and strengthen our family here in the work.
3. For the health of our family. We are in constant need of prayer in this area.

In Christ,
Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz