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Prayer Letter October 2013

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October 2013 Prayer Letter
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Month of Firsts

When you are in your first year of a new adventure, you are bound to have a lot of "firsts".  Mark crammed several into the month of October.

  • First time translating - Mark translated for a children's program at El Camino. It was unexpected and the crazy part was the speaker was a ventriloquist!  How many people can say that their first translation experience was for a ventriloquist?
  • First time preaching in Spanish - Mark preached from Ephesians 1 at Iglesia Bautista Ebenezer.  He had to read a lot of the sermon but it went well.
  • First time teaching at the Institute of Church Planters.  Mark taught a session for the pastors.
In October we began helping at a feeding center in a barrio of Cuidad Sandino.  Currently the feeding center is located in someone's home.  Three days a week 80-100 children are fed spiritually and physically.  The plan is to grow the feeding center into a new church.

We praise God for these many opportunities to serve and learn!
First time translating - English to Spanish
This might be the only meal these girls eat that day.
ABWE Regional Conference - we enjoyed time of learning, relaxation, and spending time with ABWE colleagues.
First time preaching in Spanish
Serving the food - usually 80-100 kids.  They hear a Bible story, eat a meal, and get a hug.
Andy is playing soccer with the team from Nicaragua Christian Academy
First time teaching the church planters
Nellie (at the feeding center) hard at work in the hot kitchen. 
These are our helpers.  When we teach at Stilecroft school these three young ladies carry our supplies from our first class to the second.