Friday, June 10, 2011

The Family is Growing!

On May 5, 2011, Cloe Violeta Bedoya arrived in Ibarra, Ecuador. Proud parents are Wilo (Marisol's brother) and Gisela.

This precious picture shows Cloe with her sister Zoe. Joel and Amelia are looking forward to meeting their Ecuadorian cousins.

A few days earlier, on May 2, Rachel Leigh Breitegam was born to Dave (Ned's cousin) and Heather.

We had fun meeting Heather two weeks after she was born.


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Good friends

While we were in the Hershey area we stayed with our good friends Dave and Karen who prepared us a delicious meal. Dave served as one of my Battalion leaders from my Christian Service Brigade days, and I used to babysit their kids. They have supported our missionary work since my days as a single missionary. Joel enjoyed playing baseball with Dave,

and we took a picture together.

The next day after our day at the park we visited with Elizabeth and Brian at a local Wendy's. Especially Joel and Amelia enjoyed relating to them the adventures of our day.

Sweet Fun

Yesterday, through the generosity of a dear friend, we spent the day at Hersheypark. Both Joel and Amelia rode their favorite rides three times, Joel the Comet and Amelia the Chocolate World ride. We thank God for the beautiful weather for our outing. Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

Farnsworth Family Forum June/July 2011

Thank you for all your prayers. Since sending our last letter we have traveled to various parts of PA as well as Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland. Visiting with supporting churches, new churches, friends and family has energized and blessed us, with a few historical sites thrown in, such as our visit to Plymouth Rock (above). Nothing beats seeing the actual places, and Ned, Marisol, Joel and Amelia have enjoyed learning more about history.

Joel and Amelia finished home school on Thursday, May 26, and they look forward to third grade and kindergarten (respectively) next year. Currently we are packing our belongings to have them ready to ship the last week of July. We will travel to Ecuador on August 10. Our children need new Ecuadorian passports, and Ned must apply for his visa. Please pray with us that we can accomplish all the necessary tasks in the next two months. We must raise approximately $10,000 for a vehicle and an additional $300-$400 in monthly support. A few churches are considering us and will decide in the coming months. Pray for God’s provision.

Last week Ned’s father learned that his cancer has returned. Please pray for Glennis Farnsworth, Ned’s mother Marilyn, and the doctors during the coming period of further testing and subsequent treatment.

Here is our summer schedule. Please contact us if you have any questions about locations and times.

Sunday, June 12: First Presbyterian Church (Reading, PA), teach children’s class (10:30 AM)

Wednesday, June 15: Liebenzell USA (Schooley’s Mountain, NJ), staff devotions (11:30 AM)

Sunday, June 19: Iglesia Bautista Betania (Reading, PA), preach English/Spanish sermons (9:30 AM)

Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24: Exeter Bible Church (Birdsboro, PA), Vacation Bible School (PM)

Sunday, June 26: Twin Valley Bible Chapel (Narvon, PA), missionary presentation (6:00 PM)

Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Reading and Berks County Day Camp (Laureldale, PA)

Sunday, August 7: Exeter Bible Church (Birdsboro, PA), preach (6:00 PM)

Wednesday, August 10: Leave Philadelphia for Ecuador (12:25 PM)

Personal Correspondence (email and blog address ongoing)

Until 8/10: Farnsworth, 861 Schoffers Rd, Birdsboro PA 19508-9464. (610)582-8046,,

After 8/10: Farnsworth, a/c E. Luz, Correo Central, Casilla 10-01-692, Ibarra, ECUADOR.

Mission Address: Liebenzell Mission USA, PO Box 66, Schooley’s Mtn, NJ 07870-0066. (908)852-3044.

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