Sergio and Andrea Duarte send us this update:
The Lord has given us many opportunities to minister in churches through different ways: preaching; teaching; representing the Bible Institute FEBU; taking students with us to serve together in kids clubs, youth ministry, music, visitation, etc. We are so grateful to Him for opening each door. It’s been busy, and being away most every weekend has unique challenges, but we count it a privilege to have a small part in encouraging the believers, challenging them for service, and pointing them to Christ.
A work team (pictured above) from two supporting churches in Iowa and Wisconsin came to our home in Montevideo for 13 days. We tackled together a building project at the mission house were we live. They certainly were a tremendous blessing and encouragement! Each day was filled with much work, cooking, laughter, getting to know each other, sharing God’s Word, and enjoying the fellowship. They also ministered at a local church through testimonies and preaching, as well as at FEBU. God certainly used them in the lives of thetudents in many ways.
It never ceases to amaze us how God always works far beyond the intended purpose of the work trip. He gives renewed vision for other countries; strengthens bonds among team members, missionaries, and the people He places on their way; He deepens the burden to pray for that ministry, and a stronger desire to serve Him. These are a few of the reasons why we love to have people come down and experience life on the mission field first hand.
So…when are you coming?
- FEBU Graduation ceremony – December 7th. Two students graduate from the 4 year program. Some will also receive a certificate of completion for half of the credit load, and five pastors will graduate from the Pastoral Program. Much to be thankful for!
- Summer ministry opportunities and conferences.
- Souls to be reached with the Gospel and solid churches established.
- Opportunities to continue to reach our neighbors with the Word.