Sunday, August 2, 2009

One Year Ministry Anniversary

Last year in July we got on a plane with 8 pieces of luggage to claim as our only possessions and were heading to a country we had never visited before. Why?
Let us show you:
Operation Brown Bag- we had no idea this was a ministry the Lord had planned for us but we are glad He did. It's a ministry God put together for our family to head up. We give lunches to the street kids of Quito.
Ben's 6th grade class! He loves it and they absolutely love him! He teaches Math, Science and Bible.

The counseling dept. We work with pre-k - 12th grade counseling students and parents. We counsel, teach seminars, events, and do group work. I love it!!

The Senior girls the Lord gave me the priviledge to disciple.
The cross cultural group of boys Ben disciples! They take such good care of our boys and bribe them with candy so they can hold them or give them a kiss, gotta love it!
Hospital ministry at the local goverment children hospital. Ethan got to go with me on our last visit. It was so amazing to see even at this age the Lord use our little boy to be a blessing!
I also have the joy of teaching Salsa aerobics to the teachers here at the school. Oh, and another reason we love it here is the picturesque views the Lord gives us every morning!
Of all these ministries the Lord only shared 2 with us before we left but were so glad HE has equipped us and given us the strength to get involved in all that He is doing here in Quito. I hope with this you are able to get a glimpse of what our days are like here and see that we LOVE it here! Thank you for letting us be used by God in this capacity. Really, your financial support and prayer support enable us to be here serving the Lord in this capacity. We could not have finished this year with out you!! Praise God for using you as His vessels of senders!!


lizawiza said...

Wow. You've done so much in just a year! I'd like to have my students participate in your brown bag program. How do we do it?

Anonymous said...

That is so encouraging. I can't believe it's been a year. I love how God works, and I love that you guys have been faithful to follow Him as He leads. Love you guys and miss you!

The Dons said...

Already a year, I can't believe it! Thank for sharing this and I'm so glad to see you are LOVING it. What a blessing to share with all of us too!