Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers for us. We are well, and have been enjoying a busy and full summer. As I mentioned in our last prayer update, July was a busy month of ministry. We started off with the Medical Missions Outreach clinic. This was a full week, and Covid did it’s best to throw us some kinks in the schedule. But as we analyzed things at the end of the week, God did amazing things. Not only were we able to meet the physical needs of more than 2700 patients, but each and every one of those was presented with the good news that Jesus saves. It was a time of much sowing, and there were 147 people who made decisions to trust Christ! God is good. We are praying that God will continue to work in hearts as we try to follow up; we desire to see these continue to grow in their faith. God continued to work in hearts in a unique way as a teen girl who came as a medical patient the first day, offered her services as a translator and ended up working alongside Cori translating in the vision clinic. As the week ended she decided to come to church and after the service she raised her hand for salvation. Cori was able to counsel with her in a side room and lead her to the Lord!
July continued with a 5 day turnaround in-between MMO and our annual youth conference. Last year we were unable to have a youth conference due to strict measures by the government in relation to covid, and it was a great blessing to see the auditorium filled with teens from 5 other churches. God used the preaching each night and several of the teens made decisions, deepening their walk with the Lord. The youth of Honduras is who God will use in the days ahead to proclaim the Gospel to the next generation. Times like this are so valuable in helping them to grow spiritually and pursue Christ with all their hearts. Please continue to pray for spiritual growth.
As we move into August, we are thankful for a little slower pace. Even though there will be less on the agenda per se, we are looking for God to continue His work through some of our regular ministries. I will be preaching several times over the next few weeks as our ministry partners are taking a short furlough in August and September. This still requires tedious preparation, but to God be the glory my Spanish abilities get better each time. Cori will also be leading a ladies meeting for our church ladies at the end of August and will be preparing a devotional. As the summer comes to a close Cori and the kids will also be jumping back into homeschooling. It blows our minds, but Mykenzie is now a freshman in high school! Please pray for the logistics of some school books that were ordered back in March, but have been delayed due to backorder.
- 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.
- We praise the Lord for the 147 people who trusted Christ as a result of the MMO clinic.
- We also praise the Lord for the excellent youth
Thank you again for your faithful prayers for us,
Nate and Cori with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake a Savanna