July Update

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¡Muchas Gracias!

I am grateful for all of those who joined me last month and for the continuing partnerships to accomplish kingdom work in Bolivia! Thank you, everyone, for your faithfulness.

This would be a good time to become a regular financial partner or donate a launch offering to help send me south for ministry. I’ve raised 78% for year one and Lord willing I will be heading to the field this September.

Please go to MissionStream.org to become a financial partner.

June Highlights

~ Shared with five life groups from The Bridge Church. A big thanks to the Davis, Paik, Johnson, Clark, and Rose life groups for your fellowship and prayers!

~ Completed my International TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Academy coursework. All that remains to be certified as a TEFL teacher is 20 hours of practicum.

~ Posted a couple of short, cultural blogs on Bolivia: Amazonian Bolivian cuisine and the Legend of Kantuta. You can also check out my testimony and photos from my vision trip to Bolivia last year.

~ Traveled to Yosemite and Kings Canyon over the 4th of July for a time of rest and recreation with friends. Psalm 121:1-2 really came alive to me during this trip: “I lift my eyes up to the mountains–where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.”

Praises and Prayer Requests

~ Praise God that He has brought a body of believers into my life who have strengthened me with prayer and encouragement.

~ Please pray that as the time for my departure draws near, that I can continue to trust in the Lord to shepherd me through the gigantic transition from the U.S. to Bolivia in terms of leaving friends and family, finding a new place to live, learning cultural differences etc.

~ Please pray that the Lord would continue to prepare the hearts and minds of the students with whom He would like me to share the gospel.

Thank you!

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