Well, back to the normal routine after a sabbatical month, especially for Mike. I've been carrying on with counseling and discipleship, but the ladies gave me a break from teaching. It's nice to just be a learner sometimes.
Mike has a headful of new ideas for the curriculum and we are ready to start plugging away on the seminary curriculum. Praise God that the sabbatical month has been a time of refreshment and renewal.
Sunday we will be visiting a church with serious problems and no pastor. One of the congregation is feeling the call to be a pastor, but this is a church that has shrunk radically in the past year or two, and even the few that are left don't seem to be working as a team. We would appreciate your prayers that the teaching will help them to work together as a pastor and church. This is a replanting situation and we'd like to get the new guy up to at least starting from ground level instead of trying to climb out of a hole.
In the meantime, Paco has gone to Ancash where he is giving out glasses and clothing and helping with the new believers that have joined the group there. He is also training Jose Marco, the missionary who is regularly working there. Jose Marco needs guidance. Please pray for travel safety, the new believers and the Ancash group, and for Jose Marco.
As always, please pray that this ministry would glorify God and encourage His people.