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Archived ministry news and updates

Here you can read news & updates that were previously listed on our "this months happenings" page.

January and Feburary

January and February Updates:

  • We celeYour 2019 Contribution Statements will be in the mail in just a few weeks, but if you need it sooner, please call or email us.
  • Our Winter Itineration calendar is completely full with speaking engagements to sharing about Ecuador missions with Pate Ministries.
  • Our 2020 Short-term mission team and Intern calendar is completely full and the 2021 calendar is filling up too. We are excited to see how God is going to work through these teams.
  • Last month, the E-team and our friends with the Cuenca Gideons passed out New Testaments and celebrated Happy Birthday Jesus Celebrations in all of our Bible Clubs. We gave out a bag that included a pair of sunglasses, a baseball caps, a small toy and candy. We had record number of children come to the Bible clubs, as they knew we would be giving out Christmas gifts, but that's ok, because they all heard the Gospel of Jesus and why we celebrate Christmas!
  • We were able to share ministries supplies and Christmas gifts with several other local ministries, including the Coast, during the Christmas season.
  • We are gathering funds and supplies for our next year's clean feet sock project and the back pack projects. You can provide a child with a pack of 6 pair of socks for $8.


December 2019 Updates:

  • You can help support Pate Ministries when you shop on smile.amazon.com and select For the children Inc., as your charity and then shop, shop, shop!
  • Our 2019 Pate Ministries Christmas card and end of year ministry update letter has been mailed out. I am overwhelmed to see the number of children and adults that God used Pate Ministries to share the Gospel with this past year, many seeds were planted, tilled and are growing; looking forward to 2020 and to see the harvest. Look for your copy of the end of year update. If you are not on our mailing list, please sign up on our contact us page.
  • While we are Stateside to raise funds for the ministry, Andrés, Leslie and Linda are keeping the Bible Clubs running.
  • This month we are celebrating our annual Happy Birthday Jesus celebrations in each of our 14 Bible Clubs. We share with the children that the birth of Jesus is the reason why we celebrate Christmas and what that means to us. We celebrate His birthday with a birthday cake and give the children a gift. It's a great time.
  • We were able to supply bathroom supplies (toilet, sink, etc.) to the house church where our San Antonio Kids Bible Club meets. They did not have a bathroom and had to go down a hill to use a neighbor's outhouse. They were overjoyed to received the items needed to construct their own bathroom. Your donations helped to bless this house church.
  • The Gideons are passing out New Testaments Bibles in each of our Bible Clubs over two weeks during our Happy Birthday Jesus Celebrations! Our good friends and missionaries, Sharon and Rick La Bouef are heading up the Gideon camp in Cuenca.
  • Some of our staff, Andrés and Leslie (with their church) hiked over 5 hours into a small village to share the Gospel and give out the ministry and humanitarian items this month. Your donations helped to provide some of the ministry and humanitarian items.
  • Our good friends and E-Team member, Rebecca Carrion and her husband Jose, made it safely, with all of their possessions to South Carolina. Please wish them a blessed transition in their new endeavors .
  • We are gathering funds and supplies for our next year's clean feet sock project and the back pack projects. You can provide a child with a pack of 6 pair of socks for $8.