Monday, April 10, 2017

April 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Last month was another busy month for us. Early in the month, we had an Evangelistic Conference in cooperation with a visiting church from the states. We enjoyed getting to know them, and there were a few people that made decisions to receive Christ or rededicate their lives. In the Wednesday night teaching service, Jeremy has been teaching doctrinal messages to help ground the church in the word of God. There were two teenagers who received Christ after the service. Apart from normal visiting, Sunday School, and preaching, Jeremy also preached in a youth service. He was also invited to come preach to a Canadian group in Managua. Michelle had a great opportunity to teach a short series in the weekly ladies service. One big accomplishment was that we now have our legal residency approved for another year. We consider ourselves blessed because several others are still waiting for approval. Last month, we had the privilege of counseling a young couple who were married last month. That was our first church wedding. This young couple is also helping out in the youth ministry. We look forward to seeing how God will use their lives.

After such a busy month, we are looking forward to getting a “breather” here in April. We are currently in what is called, “Holy Week.” Much of the businesses and government shut down during this time. Unfortunately, for the majority, it is not a very “holy” week. For most people, it’s simply a time of vacation. Our girls have been doing pretty well in school. Lila does great, but Ellowyn is having a little difficulty with the language. We will use this week off from school to help teach her some more basic Spanish. Thankfully, Michelle has been feeling a little bit better this month in the pregnancy. She is now half-way. In each of the appointments with the doctor, we hear that the baby is doing well.

This month, we had to do some additional paperwork for the church property, but we expect to begin building soon. God is doing great things! This month, will you please pray:

1. That God will bless Michelle and the baby with good health throughout the pregnancy.
2. That God will guide the building process for the church in San Marcos.
3. That God will guide our next steps as we follow His will in our ministry?
In Christ,

Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz