We were able to hold a Pastors and Leaders training conference the first week of June. There were around 30 men in attendance coming from all over Peru and Chile. It was a blessing to hear encouraging lessons, to see old friends, and to make some new ones as well. Proverbs 27:17 states, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” It is a blessing to be helped and sharpened by other faithful men of God.
Building in Viñani
We are thankful for the way God has been working in the ministry in Viñani (an area of one of our van routes). Thanks to your faithful support, we were able to build a small temporary building which will serve as a meeting place for the Saturday children’s Bible club, Saturday youth group meeting, and also the adult Bible study we are working to restart in the month of August. It was a blessing to see several church members give of their time to do much of the labor. We are excited to be working with a key family in our church in this area of town. The new space has been a blessing as there have regularly been 20 or so young people at the youth meeting. (The house we had used before was full!) Recently a group of ladies from the United States came and did some special meetings for the children and young people, and also we had some tables and benches donated. Praise the Lord!
We were able to have special outreaches for both Mother’s and Father’s Day. Several mothers whose children come on the bus route came for the first time on Mother’s Day. Would you pray that God would allow us to reach these families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
We have been busy scheduling meetings for our furlough this December-May 2020. We are excited to have the opportunity to visit with many of you as well as be in several new churches. If you would like to have us visit your church, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-238-4944. Please also pray that the Lord would give us a good price on our plane tickets as we are looking to buy them in the next few weeks.
We are thankful that I was able to renew my 5-year visa without a problem this month.
We thank you so much for your intercessory prayers and support of our ministry. It would not be possible to do what we do without you.
Rejoicing in His goodness,
Robert & Sara Stover and Family