Wow! It’s been a whirlwind of a summer! To give you an idea of what we’ve been up to we wanted to share some quick photo highlights of the summer. You can click on the photos to see them larger. (Don’t miss our prayer requests for current and upcoming ministry at the end.)
Here are a few prayer requests for now and the coming month…
Currently we have two Colombian women staying with us for the next two weeks who, along with two other women, are receiving training from Fuentes Libres on how to start micro-loan community banking ministries.
Nils will be traveling this week to visit with the President of the Mexican Covenant Church to discuss how the mission can grow in their partnership with the church.
Next week Erika, Patty Restrepo and Mary Cervantes, a leader in the Oaxaca Covenant Church, will travel to Mexico City to participate in a meeting with the MAEM (Ministry to the Abused and Exploited in Mexico) committee where we will work on a strategic plan for how to train local church leaders in addressing and preventing abuse, sex trafficking and the use of pornography. Please pray for us as people from Monterrey, Mexico City and Oaxaca come together to seek God’s guidance for this important, yet difficult, new ministry. As part of this ministry here in Oaxaca, Erika and Mary will be facilitating a 12 week violence prevention course with a local Covenant church starting Wed. October 2nd.
And finally, we ask for your prayers for those effected by the multiple storms that have pounded Mexico over the past week. As you have probably heard, much of Mexico, including parts of Oaxaca, has been ravaged by flooding and mudslides. Here where we live there has been several days of heavy rain, but no severe damage.
MUCHAS GRACIAS for your partnership with us in the gospel! We are blessed by your friendship, by knowing that you hold us in your prayers, and you continue to support us financially as well. Please let us know how we can be praying for you, as we love hearing from you.
Erika, Nils, Matías and Lucas