July & August 2020 Update
Dear Pastor, Friends, and Family
First of all thank you for all that you have done for us. Your prayers and support have never been more important. The last 6 months have been unlike any other we have ever faced.
We are still under martial law and restrictions, BUT PRAISE THE LORD we are starting to open back up. In our community we can now go out Monday-Friday without special permission. Unfortunately, we still can’t hold in person services. However, we believe that we will be able to in October, hopefully.
The borders are still closed meaning that we have had three planned family visits cancelled. This has been a frustrating situation for our family here and in the states because birthday and anniversary celebrations have been missed. Also, it has meant we have not been able to get school supplies that are needed for our children to start school. Although, this has been frustrating we know that the Lord is in control and we continue to trust in his plan and his timing.
Our online services continue to grow and we have had more people join weekly that desire to be a part of the church when we open back up also. I have been amazed to see how the Lord has used this time to continue to grow His church.
We celebrated our first year as Grace Baptist Church (Iglesia Bautista Gracia). We are excited about the days ahead and are ready again to start raising funds for a building.
We started at the first of the year and praise the Lord for the $3000 that we received in January. However, because of the pandemia we put things on hold until now. I have found a property that would be a great option for us at $120,000USD. Would you pray and consider making an offering to help us purchase a property as soon as possible.
Jamie, Erica, Morgan, Luke, and Meredith