Friday, May 5, 2017

May 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

In Nicaragua, we have been in dry season for a few months, and are just now feeling a little relief from our first rain last night! God is good! Last month, we stayed busy in the work in the church plant in San Marcos. One lady whom we had visited for over a year finally made the decision to trust Christ for salvation. Praise the Lord! After a Gospel message one night, another rededicated her life to the Lord. One mechanic in the church bought and fixed up a van to help bring more kids to church. We then held an evangelistic children’s event in a new neighborhood. Many responded in the invitation and the church member is now providing weekly transportation to Sunday School. God is good! Pastor Berner organized a church sale to raise funds for the building. We are now waiting on the estimate to get started building soon. Jeremy also visited and preached in another church plant that the church we planted is supporting. He was also invited to preach in a 3 church combined missions conference in Managua. The pastor that invited him said that many of the churches had not yet begun supporting missions or focused strongly on local evangelism. Jeremy had the privilege of preaching on the topic of world missions and local evangelism. We are so excited to see local Nicaraguan churches now taking steps forward in the work of World Evangelism.

Last month was a difficult month for the family. We were hit by both a stomach flu and another virus which slowed us down some. A few doctor visits later, we are all doing better. Our baby boy is now 5 months along, and is expected to be born in late August. All of the prenatal appointments have gone well. Lila and Ellowyn are both doing well in their school. Lila’s teacher told me that one day she said she had a message for the class. She then proceeded to tell them how Jesus died for them and that they could all be saved through faith in Christ. Every night, she prays for the salvation of the lost. We are so thankful that God has given her such a tender heart.

Due to rising costs of printing and postage, we wanted to let you know that every month we send out our prayer letters through email and our blog ( If you wish to help us lower operating costs and receive the monthly letter by email, please send me an email to let me know at . We are thankful for everyone who prays for us, and want to continue delivering the monthly prayer letters in the most efficient way possible. This month, please pray…

1. That the Lord help Michelle and our baby boy during the remaining months of pregnancy.
2. That God continue saving souls and changing lives here in Nicaragua.
3. That the Lord to guide us in the construction of the new church building.

In Christ,

Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz