Yesterday we held a general work day at the Amigos en Cristo Church in Cotacachi. I am very pleased at the turnout and the amount of work that we were able to do. We are getting ready for the arrival of a group of 22 people from Pennsylvania who will be coming on a missions trip, starting June 20 and running through June 28. Please pray for them, and us, too! Thanks.
Last Friday the Christian rap artist from Quito, LINO FINO, presented a concert in Cotacachi. His most popular song is a pro-life rap called "No apagues mi luz" ("Don't Turn Off My Light" would be the title in English. I was impressed with his artistry but even more with his humility. May God bless him and continue to use him for His glory!
Last week we held a parenting conference at the church in Cotacachi with Daniel Gónzalez of Palabra de Vida (Word of Life) Ecuador. The average age in Cotacachi for young people to start drinking alcohol and taking drugs is 11!!!! We are concerned and want to help parents. Daniel spoke one night on the topics of "Building Friendships with your Children" and the other night on "How to Help Your Children Resist Temptation." The first night had better attendance than the second, but we are pleased that we could offer this conference. Here is a picture of Daniel with his wife Ana.
Jacob and Elías are attending their Sunday School class now. Sometimes one or both of them does not want to stay in the class without Marisol; that makes it hard for her since I am often busy preaching in another church. Please pray that both of them would enjoy and stay in the class with each other. Thanks.
Our new seminary course, Predicación Cristo-Céntrica, began on May 31, taught by Pastor Dagoberto from Quito. We have seven students who are taking the course for credit in Ibarra. Please pray for them as they complete their assignments. They need to prepare a sermon or lesson to record as an MP3 file for their final project.