Stacie is teaching a weekly kids’ class!
It has been great getting to have face to face services at Marcelo’s house again. He had asked me to ask Stacie if she would like to work up a lesson before the Bible study on Wednesday nights. Last year the night before the quarantine started, we had our first big outreach like this with several kids present. Since starting again this year we have had much smaller numbers but everyone present has been throughly enjoying the time together.
We understand you better now!
This is what I was told one night after preaching on Wednesday night. They told me that before they had a harder time figuring out what it was that I was saying but now they were able to understand more. I guess that the language classes have been paying off!
If you have ever been in a cross-cultural situation where you are learning another language to preach and teach the heart of God and the depths of His word, then you will understand the difficulty. Over the last year during quarantine we have continued our language classes through Zoom and have continued to teach on the podcast and through Youtube and Whatsapp. There is not a day that goes by that we are not learning a new word or phrase and how to best apply the new found knowledge. Please continue to pray that the Lord, who made the tongue, would continue to aid us as we speak His message to the world!
5000 full color flyers printed!
We finished up teaching through the 22 doctrinal statements this month on the podcast. After finishing up the teaching, we made a separate post for each doctrine and linked the audio lessons to our “what we believe” page on our website. I then made a full color, single-fold flyer on high-quality, glossy paper that has the plan of salvation with a QR code to the “gospel of John” booklet that we prepared previously. Also on the front of the flyer is information on how to connect to the weekly teaching on the podcast and website. On the inside and back cover it shows the 22 doctrinal statements under the title of “how to recognize a scriptural church, a study in christian doctrine”. Next to each doctrinal statement is a QR code that will take them to my audio teaching on the subject.
We plan on passing these out over the next few months and praying that the seeds that are sown would take root. Our first purpose is to see people saved. Secondly, our purpose is to begin the discipleship process. We are praying that through this the Lord would touch hearts to open their home for a Bible study where they can invite their friends and family to hear the word of life. Even if half of one percent respond by wanting to have a home Bible study it will have been worth the effort!
Greek New Testament Parsing Guide translated into Spanish!
We would like to express our great thanks to Maurice Robinson for allowing me to translate his work “The online Greek New Testament parsing and declensions for all occurring forms” into Spanish. To my knowledge nothing like this existed before in Spanish and if it did it wasn’t freely available. This resource will be a great blessing to students of the Greek Scriptures and New Testament and will be made freely available on our website. It has an alphabetical vocabulary of the entire Greek New Testament with its Strong’s numbers and its grammar codes. We pray that it might be a great resource. I believe that it will fill a gap in the Spanish speaking world. It may be downloaded, copied, shared or printed as long as the content is not modified and it remains free of charge. Pray for us as we continue to share Jesus with a lost and dying world!
Thoughts from Stacie
We appreciate having so many people praying for us. We never know what doors will open at any moment. One minute we think our schedule will be going one way and just one phone call or conversation later doors open to go another direction. After almost a year of closed physical doors where we had to do things digitally, now doors are beginning to open up in the physical world. The kids will be going back to in person band and violin classes again. Please pray for our children as they interact with other children again in Spanish. We are coming out of the long lockdown of 2020 feeling a little shyer than before. It feels strange with all the mandatory masks and self distancing protocols getting in the way of good communication. Please pray for us that we are able to conquer these barriers in order to share the gospel with those we will be seeing regularly.