While in Medellin...They were able to purchase and pass out a lot of Bibles from offerings that our Christian Nation Church Jr. church sent.
THANK YOU TO EACH OF YOU CHILDREN AND PARENTS FOR THAT OFFERING TO BUY BIBLES TO PASS OUT IN MEDELLIN!!!
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Phillip and I have tried to be careful not to "Americanize" the churches here. However, this month we thought it fitting to explain to the church here in Bogota about how many churches in the USA use the month of October to appreciate their pastors. We came up with a simple plan for each Sunday this month for the Bogota church to show Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly, Nataly, and Gaby how much we LOVE AND APPRECIATE THEM!!!!
Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly are such a DEAR couple and love Jesus with their whole heart!
~I couldn't go the first Sunday (explanation below). So, here you can see that Kimberly played the piano some that Sunday morning since I wasn't there. (That made this Mommy's heart happy...for that's what we are training our girls to do...to use their talents for Jesus! =)
So, I stayed home with him and Mary and Phillip took the rest. (I would have LOVED to have been there to arrange this pounding in baskets, etc. and make it look really nice, but I couldn't be there.)~
We were very HAPPY that the church responded well and gave Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly and family a really NICE pounding!! ~
Sunday #4 We are attempting to do a "pot-luck" dinner after service that Sunday to appreciate our pastor and family. However, they are not used to having pot-lucks here. So, I plan on making the meat, salad, and cakes for around 70 people, and the other ladies are going to bring in cooked rice, cooked potatoes, and drinks. I emphasized that the most important thing is FOR THE LADIES TO COME TO CHURCH on time, and not miss church or come late because they were cooking. =) So, PLEASE help me pray that it turns out great, and that there is PLENTY of food.
How we Thank the Lord for Pastor Jimmy and Sis. Farly and their Godly lives. Sis. Farly keeps that church very CLEAN! They both are giving 100% to Jesus and to help their students in Paraiso and their church people to live a Holy life and get to Heaven.