The Spring has sprung in Cuenca!
One of our E-team members, Linda, has been with us a year now. She is doing an amazing job and we are excited to see how God is going to use her in the future of this ministry.
Gonzalo is reaching his communities with home visits, house church planting and he has recently started two kids Bible Clubs and a couple of youth Bible Clubs in his area.
Our Short Term Mission Team calendar is almost full for 2020; we only have a couple spots left. Also, our 2021 Short Term Mission Team calendar is almost half full of teams!
Even Bigger News:
In our Bible club in Bella Union, we had a Pastor from Bluffton, South Carolina, Rev. Mark DeVaney, come and share with the leaders of the church and house churches. He was there to encourage the leaders and he did, but what we didn't expect is that the leaders got up, one by one and shared how Pate Ministries has encouraged them to get out into their communities and start Bible clubs in their own communities. They have started approximately 6 Bible Clubs. Wow, how encouraging!
We held first ever, Bible Clubs in two fishing villages on the Coast during our staff spiritual enrichment retreat. We shared the Gospel with over 250 kids and approximately 84 adults. It was an amazing time and everyone was so receptive. The doors are opening up for us or whom the Lord sends to start Bible Clubs all around the little fishing villages on the Coast.
Our staff participated in our 3rd annual Spiritual Enrichment Retreat on the Coast at the end of August. Rev. Mark DeVaney shared the Word of God with us twice a day and it was just what we all needed. Rebecca Carrion also shared with us more in-depth on teaching children and classroom (Bible Club) management. We want to invest in our ministry team to be better prepared and skilled in sharing the Word of God in these Bible Clubs and to grow together spiritually.
We will be celebrating the quarterly Birthday's in each of our Bible Clubs this month.