just a quick update

I know it's been quite a while since my last update. Sorry about that! The last few weeks have flown by, and the next few are promising to be even busier. Starting tomorrow (June 26) I will be participating/helping with back to back ministry events all the way through July 29th. Since I don't know how often I will have internet access during this time, I decided to post my itinerary here so that you all can keep up with where I'm at and what I'm doing. Also, if you'd like a quick snapshot of what June has been like, see the excerpt from my monthly newsletter at the bottom of this post. Thanks so much for all your love and support!  Please keep me in your prayers!! 

June 26- July 7: JME on Terciera This is a local mission-type event for teens from here and Lisbon to experience being a part of kids ministry. Basically we'll be training them then helping them to lead backyard Bible clubs in local neighborhoods.

July 8-18: Camp for preschoolers in Lisbon (mainland Portugal) followed by a missions focused camp. We are in charge of the preschooler camp and will simply be helping with the missions camp.

July 19-29: JME on Madeira (Portuguese island closer to Africa)

As you can tell, it's going to be a very busy month!! I promise to take lots of pictures and share stories once I have reliable internet access! 

Excerpt from June Newsletter: 
God has been answering our prayers for Azorean Baptist Church as well. Five months ago ABC started a meal ministry to help local Azoreans who were in need of food for their families. As of this week we now have 43 families who are being ministered to in this way. This is obviously a challenge for such a small church, but each week God proves yet again that He is in control and that when we commit to serve Him, He will equip us with whatever we need. Almost every Sunday after we distribute the food, there is almost no extra food and usually no extra money. But somehow, each and every week the Lord has led people to from around the globe to send money to help, which allows us to continue this ministry. This week we experienced maybe the biggest miracle yet in this ministry.  By the time we finished this week, we were down to 39 cents and completely out of food. So we prayed, and we trusted that God would provide, and by the end of the day enough money had been donated to cover almost two weeks’ worth of food! But that’s not even the best part. With all these families coming to church in search of physical food, we have had the opportunity to feed them not only physically, but also with the word of God. They’ve been hearing the truth each and every Sunday, and over the past few weeks we’ve had at least 18 adults and 3 kids accept Christ as their savior! This past Sunday 10 of them were baptized during the service! It is such a blessing to see prayers being answered in ways that are above and beyond our own expectations! 
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1 Response to "just a quick update"

  1. Suzanne Says:
    July 3, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    What wonderful news!! Praise God for these decisions and thanks to all of you for the work you are doing there in the name of our Lord.

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