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This note serves as a brief update - we'll get some more details out in the next few weeks. We want to mention just three things happening right now that need prayer (and praise!).
- At 11:00am Chile time today, Amy will be addressing a large gathering of Christian women in Santiago. The Lael conference is an annual gathering of Anglican women, and Amy gets to share about the reality of community rooted in our relationship to Christ. Please pray for her!
- I am writing from the Mexico City airport, en route to Guadalajara. Tomorrow the church plant we served in there, La Iglesia Cristo Rey Eterno, will be 'particularizing.' That's Presbyterian-speak for being constituted as an individual church under a local session of elders. We get to celebrate with them in this big step forward! (Yes, Amy will be there - taking the overnight from Santiago following her participation there today.) This church plant started as a prayer - one of our church members was praying for gospel proclamation in her neighborhood for years prior to our arrival. It was amazing to get to be part of it during our time in Guadalajara, seeing it grow and mature. Since we left in 2015, God has taken the church through many stages, and we're so grateful to see what he's done in our absence.
- My direct supervisor and long-time mentor, Bill Yarbrough, has decided to transition into a training role with MTW. After an internal interview and selection process, I've been named the new 'International Director' for the Americas - a region covering all of Latin America, the Caribbean, and MTW's ministries to the 'First Nations' tribes in the US and Canada. We will officially make the transition of roles on September 1, but we're already working together to ensure that ministries and missionaries receive the best care possible. This is a lot of responsibility and a lot of opportunity to see the Kingdom of God continue to grow as he has promised it will. Please, please pray for us in this!