How can it be that June is halfway over?! It is crazy to think we are halfway through 2022. As we hit this mid-year mark, we would like to share some praises and requests with you that are in our hearts.
- We are so excited to be hosting teams this summer! Many are still not quite ready to travel and we completely understand. Still, we are so happy that we will get to see some familiar faces and be uplifted by each team that comes.
- Our newest church, How Great Thou Art, is growing! We had our first youth group meeting on June 11 and we had 15 attendees [pictured below]! The best part, some teens that were part of Happy Tummies in years past joined us. It is a great way for us to continue in the life of the kids as they grow. Our children’s ministry is also growing and we are happy to see our teachers [pictured above] organize their curriculum and how they will pour into our youngest members.
- Our virtual (for now) Bible Institute and our virtual women’s weekly Bible Study continue to grow and thrive. We have new students weekly and many that watch through Facebook live.
And my God will meet all your needs according to
the riches of his glory in Jesus Christ.
- We ask you to lift Guatemala in prayer as we have faced an extreme amount of rain in the last few weeks. With all the rain, people, their houses, crops, and roads are being compromised. Rain is good and we need it for many reasons; however, we are praying for a balanced amount of rain where the benefits are much greater than the repercussions.
- We ask that you continue to join us in prayer for provision. As in North America, prices are on the rise here as well. Gas is high, food is high, everything is high. We are working hard and trying to plant many fruits, vegetables, and herbs to keep our costs as close to budget as possible. Pray that we can stay on budget and that God will provide a great harvest. [Pastor Luis checking corn with worker pictured above.]
- Please pray for the teams coming to minister alongside us this summer. Pray for good health and safety as well as for many lives to be changed, both for those on the teams and in the local community.