Posted on June 21, 2017 by Matt Postiff

Duarte Family Update June 2017

Every Saturday evening we have the joy to meet with the teens. Most of them come from unsaved homes and it is encouraging to see their interest to learn and grow. Please pray for changed lives and lasting fruit.

THANK YOU Youth Group from Grace Baptist Church (Chariton, IA) for raising the funds to buy a ping-pong table for our church. COMPETITION IS ON!!!!

Believers continue to take discipleship courses and grow in Him. What an encouragement! We are very GRATEFUL for your faithful prayers and financial support for our ministry and family as we serve Him in this needy land.

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love… (1 Thess. 1:2)

We praise the Lord for a young couple from our church who is planning to do an internship in Fray Bentos. Gabriel is a Senior at FEBU and will graduate in December. We appreciate your prayers for them: Valeria, his wife, is expecting a baby due in October, and Gabriel’s mom passed away very suddenly this week, so the family is going through hard times.
Missionaries Bob and Nadia Vallette moved last week to help in the ministry until December. We are grateful for their service.

This semester Sergio has been teaching Pastoral Theology in addition to fulfilling his new leadership responsibilities. We also had the joy of having a group of students come to Fray Bentos and serve for a weekend. What a blessing!!!

For the past four years, FEBU has been meeting in a couple of classrooms a church in Montevideo has graciously let us use. The lack of dormitories has also been an obstacle to overcome. We believe in the importance of training the students not just academically, but also mentoring them in other areas of life and ministry.

The project consists of an adequate building for both classrooms and dormitories. We are trusting in the Lord for His provision. Our goal is to have this building up and running in 2018.

Thank you for letting us be an extension of your ministry,
Sergio, Andrea, Patricia, Martin, and Melanie Duarte