On October 28, our family celebrated one year of living in the Dominican Republic! We enjoyed taking time to reflect on the things that God has allowed us to do and the lessons that he has taught us over the past twelve months. We serve a great God! During the month, we continued teaching in the school, and we are praising the Lord for the many students in the school as a whole who have accepted Christ as their Savior since the beginning of September! We are seeking as a staff to disciple them and aid them in their Christian walk. Tim preached in chapel this month the first of two messages regarding things that all Christians should be doing, and later that day, one of the students told him that she could not wait to hear the rest to see if she was being the Christian that God desired for her to be. One of the teachers also told him the same thing. We are thankful for the Holy Spirit’s working among the students and staff of the school.
On the church side, Tim has been able to preach the message during the past three Sunday services as Bro. Autrey is in the States for a few weeks. Please pray as he is raising funds for the ministry. Tim is enjoying preaching a series on salvation, from the assurance God gives to the privileges and responsibilities of salvation. We also had a great youth activity on Saturday, October 29 with the teens in the afternoon as well as a ladies’ meeting in the evening.
Stephanie is continuing her Spanish classes. She is thankful for the opportunity to put her knowledge into action through helping at the school and assisting in her Sunday School class. Continue to pray for us as we are always learning new words and Dominican customs.
We will be making a quick trip to the United States during the month of December and January. Tim has the privilege to officiate the wedding for his brother. Also, Stephanie needs to apply for documentation for her visa here in the Dominican Republic in the United States since they are not going to accept what we used last year for her. Pray that she can receive this paperwork in a timely manner and that the legalization process for Tim and the children will go smoothly.
We want to thank you for your faithful prayers and support for our family. God has truly been good to us this past year, and we are looking forward to what He has in store for us in our second year on the field. We hope that you take a moment to view our latest video update; we trust that it will be a blessing to you.