Missionaries Sergio and Andrea Duarte write in their September 2015 update:
Pastors, church family and friends: June 26, 1996 we arrived to Uruguay with all of our belongings and eager hearts to serve the Lord in this land. Now, 19 years have gone by, and we thank God for the many lessons He has taught us during these years, for our personal growth in trusting in Him, for the souls that came to Jesus, and for the privilege to serve Him.
All along you have been co-laboring with us through your prayers, through your giving, and some of you serving first hand in Uruguay. We are so grateful for your support and encouragement. May the Lord continue to bless and guide your lives.
The Bible Institute ministry is a source of blessing and encouragement in our lives. We count it a privilege
to have an active part in this ministry training men and women for His service. This past July we had a block course for pastors, pastor’s wives and leaders on the important subject of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Dan Skogen
from PA gave excellent teaching on this topic on an intense schedule of 25 teaching hours from Mon-
Fri noon. The Lord blessed us with 32 students. We enjoyed deeply the opening of the Scriptures as well as the great fellowship. Sergio had the opportunity to translate for the classes. It was intense thinking, but a blessing!
In November, Lord willing, FEBU plans the 2nd block course of the year which will expand and deepen on more specific areas of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Skogen will be back to teach. Sergio directs this program, it is a big responsibility, but he really enjoys this ministry.