ABWE: Live Global
|In our last update, Jason was preparing for another trip to the Dominican Republic. That trip has|
already come and gone and we are so excited at how God worked. We made connections with a
couple students at the local seminary, whom would like to help with our outreach into the Batayes.
This could prove to be very strategic and most helpful as Americo and Louis both grew up on the
Bateys and are well trained to help teach (possibly in Creole). We are also in discussion with other
potential partners in the DR to see how we can best reach these leaders in training.
Another strategic part of this trip was a meeting with about 10-12 Bateyes leaders. These are the
pastors that are asking for training. It was very interesting to meet them and discuss with them, first
hand how they came to be leaders in these churches and what their needs are. The crazy part of this is
that we were supposed to meet the day before but it rained, and if the meeting had taken place, we
would have had 25-30 leaders. Please continue to pray as we move forward with training – possibly as
soon as this fall.
God also sent a great Live Global partner in Dean Parham on this trip with me. Dean has been a
pastor stateside for many years and is not coordinating a group of pastors to go on different trips
around the globe for training opportunities. You might remember that I mentioned his ministry in a
previous prayer letter. Dean is a very wise man and I thoroughly enjoyed meeting him and seeing this
opportunity through his eyes.
Upon returning from the DR, Jason, who tested negative in order to fly back, somehow brought
COVID back to the family! Thankfully the symptoms were not severe and not too horrible. Many of
you prayed and provided meals for us during that time and we thank you!! After quarantining, July
found us traveling again. We were able to visit a supporting church in Gravette, Arkansas and share
about our ministry with Live Global. Thank you Heritage Baptist family for a wonderful weekend; it
was great getting to know you more!
It has been with absolute joy we have been able to visit so many of you and give an update on
ministry and explain the transition. It is such a delight to see the “wheels spin” as you have come and
offered your gifting to help us in ways that we have never thought of. We look forward to taking you
with us as we reach and teach our national partners throughout Latin America. Please let us know if
we can come and present with you and/or just share a cup of coffee and catch up. We will be
launching a support raising effort very soon, so if you know of potential partners or would like to join
our monthly donors yourself, please let us know!
Coming up we have a week long conference with our agency in the middle of August and then, Lord
willing, Jason will fly out on August 25 for 10 days to Honduras. We have a partner who has asked us
to help train national partners throughout Honduras. God is on the move and opening doors!! Please
continue to pray with us.