Dear praying friends,
Hope you are all well and enjoying the warmer weather months, as we are enjoying slightly cooler temperatures down here in Ecuador.
The months of May and June have been months of beginning things and taking the initiative. School has begun again and we are slowly settling in to a scheduled life again- we haven’t had that since December when we were home in Canada to visit!
Youth began May 11 and we had a rather smaller turnout this year than others, but that was according to plan. We hope to start slow and build momentum as the year goes on, instead of the other way around. We want to know who are core group is and build into them. We have begun doing this by starting small discipleship groups with the youth who were just baptized. Please pray that this would bear fruit in the youth’s lives and strong friendships would be created, both with each other and more importantly with their Savior!
Jessenia’s mom was here for a short visit and we had a lot of fun exploring Ecuador’s rich nature population by going bird-watching. She also had a chance to meet her sponsor child around the time of the girl’s birthday and so that was special all around. It is always a privilege to bear witness to the friendships that can form between sponsors and their children.
Raul has begun teaching computer class again. As there are no computers just yet, he is teaching from a textbook, but we hope to get the computer lab up and running in the near future and the kids are excited!
Thank you for partnering with us in prayer
Jessenia and Raúl