Ellen is now on her way back to the States for knee surgery. She is very active here on the island. She walks to houses of our new believers and contacts we are reaching for ministry. If the distance is a little longer she travels by bicycle down the sandy roads of the island. This means she walks quite a bit. Over the past few months it has been difficult to keep these ministry activities up. The doctors here have sent her to physical therapy but it has not relieved the pain. Surgery is now the only option. The good new is that it is a common surgery with a eight weeks of physical therapy. So we anticipated Ellen will be in the Dayton area for three months. If you would like to reach her you can e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her cell phone (937)540-5497. If you can drop her an encouraging note it will help lift her spirits. Please keep her in your prayer.
This is an answer to years of prayer. We have been praying for a new kids club program on the other side of the island and God has delivered. It is a long twisted story that will have to be told another day.
It is located on the other side of the island form us at Stephenie’s house. She is a new believer who has been attending our bible studies. I have recruited a new kids club leaders, Claudio and Luciane. they are a young couple excited about ministry. So God has been great in brining all of this together to start off this year with such a blessing.
Pray that God will bless us with more kids, leaders and create a strong point of light at this new location on the island of Cotijuba, Farol beach.
Our small group has gathered together once again after the holiday break. Many of the people in our group work at one of the enterprises on the island. The past few weeks has been busy for them because of the tourist that flood the island for and end of the year bash. Many of them are in food service, transportation or hotel work.
Now that the tourist are gone the island has returned back to a normal state of being. The new class on the 2017 agenda is baptisms classes. We have three people preparing to be baptized, and we are excited about it. The date has been revised for February 19. So please pray for this event as we seek the Holy Spirit to birth new life in Christ.