Greetings from Tarija!
Thanks to God, in July we found a school for Nehemias close to where we live. August was hard due to the fact that our oldest son, Doddy, who lives in Honduras tested positive for Covid. He had it for a long time and it effected both of his lungs. Along with a cough, he also got pneumonia. We were very worried and it was very hard and sad to know that he was so far away and that he was by himself in quarantine. I really wanted to go and be with him, but it was not possible and we were given the path of prayer and trusting that God has control of everything and that He was with my son giving him help and strength. Thanks to prayers and the help of the doctor and his classmates at Baxter, Doddy has recuperated well. We thank God that Doddy is well and our spirits are full of praise and gratitude for His love and mercy in helping us once again. We continue to pray that he will be able to visit us during his vacation time.
“ Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
I am very content, thankful and excited that we have a place to meet (“El Camino”) and where we can be witnesses to what God will do in His mighty power. This is where we meet on Sundays and where we can have our studies, programs, etc. The team takes different times and we also pass out flyers to spread the word about t his place. We have especially used the Saturday market to pass these flyers out.
1 Corinthians 3:9
“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
We had two visitors from Sucre come to Tarija and who spent some time with us. Andrea Morales and her mom Lili. Andrea was one of our daughter’s classmates and friends when we lived in Sucre and despite the time and distance, Naomi and Andrea have kept in contact. It was nice to invite them for tea at our house and then the next day we went out to eat with them. We spent time recounting the girls’ adventures, stories and craziness in Sucre. They love Naomi and her faith in God and rembered how much she desired to go to AIM (Adventures in Missions- in Lubbock, Tx.) and they are very content to know that she is now in that program. Andrea spoke of how Naomi had encouraged her to take classes in English and read books and she wants to visit us at the church in Sucre when we go. Please be praying for their lives and for the light of Christ to shine in the people around them.
For this is what the Lord has commanded us: ‘I have made you[a] a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'
I like to make breads and cakes and I thought it would be nice to make a bread for our neighbor Paula who we see every day as she has a milk goods store on the corner of our block (Acts 20:35) I also made another for the dentist who lives in our building and another for the mom of our sister in Christ Lourdes (who lived in Sucre and now lives in Argentina). Her name is Selidonia and I finally got to meet her. My husband to me to go visit her and her sons and they are such a great family.