Missionaries Sergio and Andrea Duarte send in a report from the field of Uruguay. They write:
Thank you for praying for children’s camp! We were responsible to plan and run this ministry this year, and we praise the Lord for many answered prayers. The camp staff and counselors were a
tremendous blessing; each one ministered lovingly and with a servant’s heart. We rejoice that 50 children attended 17 accepted the Lord as personal Savior and many others made good decisions in their spiritual walk. Please pray For the spiritual growth of these children. Many come from unsaved homes and have no one to encourage them to continue to follow Him.
Only by God’s grace this year FEBU (Bible college) will have its first graduating class! We praise the Lord for His guidance, provision, and for the opportunity and responsibility to better equip the students to serve Him. We look forward with much prayer and anticipation to see how God will use these men and ladies to further the gospel in this very needy land.
Gabriel, a young man from our church is a Senior this year at FEBU. The primary goal of the college is to train men and women for full time ministry. After graduation, he and his wife Valeria are planning to return to Fray Bentos for an internship in our church.
Sergio teaches Pastoral Theology class this year at FEBU, so he travels weekly to Montevideo; we appreciate your prayers for safety, wisdom, and endurance. Pray for a profitable school year, guidance on leadership for the school, student enrollment, adequate facilities to hold classes and have dormitories for the students, and building projects.