Recently we participated in a church planting conference at our church here in Bogota. It was a joy to spend time with people from various parts of Colombia and witness a a unified vision and mission to plant more Free Methodist churches here in this country.
We were deeply challenged by the faith and passion of these dedicated Christians. The resources are limited but these gifted leaders take the following passage of Scripture very serious:
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matt 9: 35-38
Here is a picture of Pastor Libni praying over the leaders who are currently planting churches in various cities across Colombia.
Here is a picture of our family with Ricardo and Beth Gomez. Ricardo and Beth, along with their children, are busy planting churches and raising up a new generation of leaders in Medellin. We enjoyed getting to know them and hearing how God is using them in powerful ways.
Here is a picture of the Quant family. They are friends from church and have become like family to us. We always enjoy spending time with them, sharing a meal, and practicing our Spanish while they practice their English.
On another note, two weekends ago, we had the privilege of hosting our friend Dave Solomon for a few days. This is a picture of Dave and the boys on their way to a very interesting and educational bike tour of Bogota.
- Wisdom from the doctors on how to treat Heidi’s medical needs.
- Clarity and wisdom for employment when we return to the states.
- For strength and energy to finish strong in these last 3 months in Colombia (return date is June 16th).
- For God to prepare our hearts as we transition back to life in Wenatchee and leave our beloved friends and Colombian family.
- For Heidi’s dad who is recovering from melanoma-removal surgery and now has to receive wound care because the stitches were taken out too early.
- Praise for the release of Phyllis Sorter.
A million thanks to each one of you who have been supporting us with your love, friendship and prayers.