Considering the Future
In our 3 and one-half years on the mission field in Central America we have been adapting and learning. We have tried to be both faithful and fruitful in ministry, all the while knowing that we are still learning the language, the culture, and our ministry. With confident hope in Christ and His grace, we believe that our most fruitful years on the mission field lie ahead of us.
We have always tried to keep pastoral training as the main focus of our ministry while never neglecting our responsibilities as Christians, such as sharing the gospel with our neighbors. With that being said, God has given us a burden to provide quality education for pastors. One of the means to meet this need is to begin a seminary. Honestly, the thought of doing so overwhelms us. However, we don’t want to choose the easy road; we want to serve the Lord in a way that has a lasting impact for the church and the kingdom of God long after we are gone. Please pray that, if a seminary is the Lord’s will, He’ll bring it to fruition in His timing. For now, we are praying, planning, and preparing. There’s much work to do!
Erik, our good friend in Rio Indio, gives an audio Bible to a new believer in the village of Caño del Rey.
Left to Right: Todd Lint (a friend and pastor who recently visited us), Clip, Dolores (who is the pastor of the church in the town of Pedasí), Estaban (who is the pastor of the church in Quebrada Vuelta), and his wife (sadly I never got her name).
This is the church building in the Gnöbe-Buglé village of Quebrada Vuelta. Standing in front is Ramiro, a 12-year-old, who eagerly shared his salvation testimony.