Tuesday, April 5, 2016

April 2016 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

We hope that you are doing well. The year is going by so fast! Last month, we had to work a little extra hard in our church plant because the national pastor we are partnered with took a 3 week trip out of the country. During our visits, we saw 8 people profess faith in Jesus Christ. For Resurrection Sunday, we also planned a special sunrise service and breakfast afterward. We saw a good attendance as well as many new faces. Of course, there is always work outside of the church plant. We have now spent a portion of several days working to get our vehicle properly registered. I think we are now near the end of the process. We have also been working to plan our trip to Honduras for the BIMI field conference. We are looking forward to that. There are many firsts for our ministry here in Nicaragua. This month, we are preparing to do our first baptisms. Because many people believe in a sacramental Baptism as a means of receiving grace, we have been working to lead new converts through a brief course to help them understand biblical salvation and believers baptism. This month, we are looking forward to seeing 6 young people follow the Lord in believer's baptism.

It seems that every month that goes by, Nicaragua begins to feel less and less like a foreign country to us. Lila is now getting more and more into her school routine. She has now made several friends in her school. For Resurrection Sunday, our girls really enjoyed getting to hear about how Jesus rose from the dead. We enjoyed teaching them that because He lives, we have the promise of resurrection from the dead. We understand that there may be some who pray for us who are unsure about salvation. If you are not 100% sure that you have eternal life, please read our post at:

Each month that goes by, we are reminded that we need the blessing of God here in the work. Our greatest ministry desire is that this church be one that glorifies Jesus Christ and does what He has commanded us. This month, will you please pray for the following prayer requests?

1. That God guide our church and continue to grow those who will be baptized.
2. That God “give the increase” as we labor here in His work.
3. That God help us to be faithful in our part, that God may be glorified in all we do.

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