Dear Pastor, Church, Friends, & Family
Thank you for your continual support and prayers for our family. March and April were very busy months for us. We celebrated our first “Semana Santa” This is a week long observation of the resurrection of Christ. Also, in March we began offering a free English course at Iglesia Bautista Libertad to the community of Pudahuel. We use this as an opportunity to serve the people living near the church and to have an opportunity to reach them with the gospel. We had a little over 100 students sign up for the course. I am teaching two classes on Wednesday nights. The interaction with the student has also helped me with learning Spanish. Please pray with us for these students to be saved as they hear the gospel each week.
In April Erica and I went on visitation on our own for the first time, kind of. We had a young lady with us to help when we needed it, but we did our very best not to use her as sistance. It was a difficult challenge but very helpful, and we were glad we did it.
We were also able to be a part of two conferences; one to promote the need for more work to be done in all of Latin America and another to promote church planting by churches that have been started here in Chile.
Erica and I are coming to the end of our formal language learning and want to ask that you pray for us as we continue to learn Spanish outside the classroom. The Lord truly has helped us thus far, and we know he will continue to help. The second Sunday in may I will have my first opportunity in a children’s class to give a brief 3-4 minute devotional in Spanish.
We are excited about the days ahead and all that the Lord has for us. Thank you again for all that you do for us. We pray that the Lord blesses you for your faithfulness to help us labor in Chile for the sake of the gospel.
Jamie, Erica, Morgan, Luke, and Meredith