Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September 2016 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

August was a very fruitful month for us here in Nicaragua. At the end of the month, we had a 3 day long evangelistic conference. With the help of two other churches, we sent out many groups to visit and invite people from the community. One night, we had the privilege of leading two women to Christ. We averaged 75-105 people each night. During the services, 10 people made professions of faith in Jesus Christ. We were particularly impressed to see that our church members are becoming more involved. At the invitation of each service, we had several people ready to counsel those who had responded show them how be saved according to God's Word. We were also impressed to see a few of the youth step it up and serve faithfully throughout the conference. We now have several that help out in the children's ministry and in running the sound equipment. Last month, we held our second youth service and there were 25 youth that came. We are also working out the details for our first missions conference this year. By the grace of God, we believe our church plant will be able to do it's part to help further the Gospel in other areas.

Last month, we received the surprising announcement that the owner of our house is planning to sell it. This was a shock to us because we had previously agreed to stay until next year. After a few discussions, we seem to have arrived at a new agreement, and things are a bit more stable at the moment. Jeremy was sick for a few days last month, but is now doing much better. Lila and Ellowyn are both doing well. They have both made friends with some sweet girls in our church who like to bring them flowers. Lila is also very excited that this next month, we will receive a visit from Michelle's parents. Their trips are always very encouraging to us.

This upcoming month will be a big month for us. The national pastor whom we work with will be taking a three week trip out of the country. Therefore, we will be working hard to carry some extra responsibility while he is gone. This month, will you please pray for the following:

1. That God continue working in the hearts of those that received Christ last month.
2. That God give our church the burden for bringing the Gospel to rest of the world.
3. That God provide every need as we save up for our own building.

In Christ,

Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz