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Bolivia 2016 - Update #5

As we are ending our trip I would like to share some things that I have gotten to see and experience here in Bolivia. First is the people here are very welcoming and hospitable. They are wanting to know about you and where you are from. Second is the love for the Lord. Their desire and yearning for the word. Some of the people that attend the church that Matias Jr pastor...

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Bolivia 2016 - Update #4

Dear Gateway Family… The days continue to be full and so does my tummy. One of the things that we typically run into is that our hosts are eager to make sure that we eat well, but that is only part of the truth. You see, in Bolivia, there are four meals: Breakfast – where we are served eggs, yogurt, fruit, pancakes and toast covered with Carlos Mojica’s...

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Bolivia 2016 - Update #3

Dear Gateway Family… It is now Friday morning and the past few days have been full of both ministry and activity. We arrived safely on Monday night after a relatively problem free flight from San Francisco through Panama City to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. By the time we arrived in Bolivia it was 11 p.m but we “had” to fellowship for a while, have dinner and t...

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Bolivia 2016 - Update #2

Hello again! Thank you for your continued prayers! A lot has happened since our last update. -On Saturday Awana ministry, Stephanie taught the children how to make a gospel bracelet and walked through the colored beads and the significance of each color in the gospel message.-Tim gave his testimony during Sunday service and Stephanie will share her testimony the next com...

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Bolivia 2016 - Udpate #1

Hi friends and family! Thank you for your prayers! Our time in transit went without a hitch. The kids slept the first red eye leg of our flight, and played and ate the rest of the way. As that’s 17 hours of travel where the kids had happy hearts, we give all glory and praise to God as that’s definitely not within our finite capabilities to make them do. ;) We...

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Ukraine Update #9

There’s nothing sweeter than being home. Family, friends, your own bed, and cheeseburgers... But, being away from home allowed me to ponder upon our eternal home: God’s Kingdom. It also pointed me toward the implications of missions, particularly this trip, and the goal that one day we will all bow down and worship the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. Our time in ...

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Ukraine Update #8

Well, although we are all packed and ready to catch the plane in just a few hours, I wanted to send you a final update on our last couple of days. On Sunday we all attended Salvation Church where both Roman and Vovo are pastors.  Roman is not in Ukraine due to family matters, but Vovo kept us focussed and was a great encouragement.  We really enjoyed meeting the...

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Ukraine Update #6

The follow article was written a couple of days ago - but we have been without wi-fi... ______________ It has bee a couple of days since I shared some thoughts about our time here in Rivne, so I want to keep you updated. Yesterday we took a day trip to Ostrih (pronounced Ostroh), a town outside of Rivne that is significant for both its literary and military history. It ...

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Ukraine Update #7

Today was our last day of the conference. The attendance was a little lower today due to the fact that a wedding was taking place in one of the churches and many of the brothers needed to be available to attend. Still, the day was full of warmth, hard work and helpful reflections on our conference. The men finished up their small group studies on 2 Timothy 3 and 4 and then...

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Ukraine Update #5

12 February 2016 7:30am (I wrote this last night, but our internet was down so I wasn’t able to post) Greetings! It’s 6:30pm here on Friday, our last full evening of instruction. It’s been a joy to see the pastors grow and interact in their small groups. Pastor Rod has done a great job in laying the foundational principles of Simeon Trust, and the men...

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