Dear Family and Friends,
Wow, life sure moves at an alarming speed, doesn’t it? Thank you all for faithfully praying for our family. We are doing well, and thankful for God’s strength and presence. While much of August was spent doing “normal ministry life,” which was a welcome reprieve from the busy summer, it was still a busy month. Our ministry partners, the Goins family, have been on a short furlough and so we have been covering many responsibilities that are presented in their absence. We praise the Lord for His strength and help in all of this. One of the exciting parts of this past month was that Cori organized and led a ladies fellowship at church. She did a great job leading the whole thing and sharing a devotional about overcoming fear. This was a wonderful topic, especially for these uncertain times, and we all need to be reminded that God has not given us the spirit of fear. Several ladies encouraged Cori after the fellowship by saying that her Spanish was very understandable, and the devotional was helpful to them. This may seem like a broken record of sorts, but please continue praying for our development in speaking Spanish. We are doing very well, but that does not mean by any stretch that we have arrived. We have been told by others that for them the first 3-5 years were so foundational and that after that period the continued learning process started to come more easily. We praise the Lord for the fluidity that we already have, and the privilege to serve Him as we continue learning.
Our Saturday morning Bible clubs have continued, and we praise the Lord for the good group of kids as well as the good weather we have had. It is one of the weekly activities that our entire family looks forward to doing. As we continue planting seeds in the hearts of these kids we trust that God, in his timing, will bring forth fruit. The need for them to understand the good news is paramount for their lives.
September represents another month of regular activities. We desire to never see routine as bad, but as the opportunity for consistency. Home schooling is in full swing and the kids are getting into a good rhythm as we start another school year. Within the ministry we desire to see continued growth in new souls saved, but also in deepening walks with the Lord. Continue praying for Cori and I as we do discipleship with a couple from church. Christian maturity is much more than a greater amount of head knowledge about the Bible, and so we need the Lord’s help as we walk together with this couple. Thank you again for your faithful prayers for us.
- For the Lord to help us continue to grow in our Spanish speaking abilities and to be better able to minister for Him.
- For continued spiritual growth in our church family.
- For wisdom for discipleship.
Nate and Cori with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake a Savanna