Big News and Updates
There is Peace! John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
- Ecuador is relaxing some of it's strict COVID-19 restrictions, however, we still cannot meet in groups to do our Bible clubs as in the past.
- We are still in the North Florida area at this time. Our calendar for sharing about what God is doing in Ecuador through Pate Ministries in services on Sunday mornings is completely filled though January 3rd. We still have openings for Sunday evenings and Wednesday nights. Our plan is to return to Ecuador the first week of January.
- We have new ministry and ministry training videos on our Pate Ministry Youtube channel. Check it out, especially the video on "Miguelito" to see how your donations purchased a little blue story book Bible that impacted little Miguel and how his faith impacted his mom and his doctor. See video below.
- We were able to provide Carlitos with three tubes of burn gel that he needed with your help. We have also purchased eight more tubes that we will take to him in January. Thank you for your help with this expensive burn healing gel.
- We have completed 42 lessons in our "portable Bible Club project" in Spanish and 21 lessons in English. We still need a catchy name for this project. Wining name wins a long sleeve or short sleeve Pate Ministry "Jesús Salva" dry fit shirt. Send us an email with your name for our Bible club curriculum project.
- The distribution of lesson packets is still going forward in a mighty way. In three of our villages, the children can no longer go to the area in which we held the Bible clubs to receive their lesson packet, due to fear from the leaders of these villages, however, we have been going up and down dirt roads or areas in which there are no roads to find the kids to give them their packets. With this drive-by distribution, we have actually had more kids than we ever had in our Bible Clubs. Most are waiting for us so they can receive their Gospel packet and say their memory verse. So the Gospel is going forth, getting to more children and getting into their homes! See video below.
- Pastor's Gonzalo's church is almost complete in Cochapata!
- Because of your continued giving, our E-team has not missed a paycheck durning this time.
Special Prayer Request:
- Pray for our President and our leaders of the United States and Ecuador.
- Pray for Peace and Unity in our country.
- Pray for protection for our kids and their families and that they will come to the saving knowledge of Christ.
- E-team: Pray for them as they minister in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions.
- Financial Support: Please pray that during this time of crisis with COVID-19 that Christ will continue to provide the ministry's financial needs.
- Support: We thank you for your faithfulness in continued prayer and financial support.
- Teams: We are starting to book short-term mission teams for the Spring of 2021.