This past month God has given me some huge blessings! One big blessing was the opportunity to go home to Arkansas for my younger brother’s wedding. It was a wonderful, restful week spending time with my family, not to mention eating lots of good, American food! This month also brought my supervisor and his family back to Mexico. After only communicating via email for the past year, it has been great to have them only a short drive away!!
Just in the past few days we also had the chance to join in the celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day. Celebrations are a big deal here, so there was a big parade, fireworks, a marching band, the whole 9 yards (or 8.2 meters). We also attended an event way up in the mountains that was hosted by a local group of believers. They invited people from all over, and shared a message about the freedom that can be found in Christ. It was encouraging to see their desire to share their faith with others!!
Now, as we move forward in our work, please be in prayer for the people that we come in contact with, that their hearts will be open to hear the truth from God’s Word. Please also be in prayer for the many individuals and families in the IMB who are considering early retirement due to financial shortages within the organization. Please pray that God’s will be done in everything!!
For more information about the financial situation of the IMB, please visitIMB.org
*After over a year of language learning, Candace and I have completed formal language study! This means that we understand the language well enough to communicate with the people here, and will now have more time to focus on Bible storying.
*Because of the difficulty of finding people to help us record stories, we took a short break from storying, but now we are moving our focus back in that direction. Please pray that we will be able to find the right people to help us on this project.
*Over the past couple of months I have gotten to know two women about my own age who have both been dealing with some difficult situations and are searching for peace. Please pray that God will give me the words to say so that they will realize their need for Him in their lives.
Written by Ellen Burns