Time with a Veteran Missionary
We hosted veteran missionary Jeff Bush for almost two weeks in May. Jeff was a missionary here in La Plata for 10 years. He started the church we attend now. He also trained men here who have started other churches. Jeff knows the language, the culture, and the people here. He told me what worked and what didn’t. He also advised me on what to focus on as I learn the language and the culture. The churches were also very encouraged by having the founding missionary in to challenge them to continue on! One of the highlights of this time was getting away with Jeff Bush and the pastors he trained that are leading the churches that were started. We went to the coast for a time away. It is autumn here and cold, so the town we were in was almost empty. Jeff spent time with each of the men helping them in their specific church. He also challenged them (and me) together.
Learning the Language
Language school has started. We have been learning and practicing the language since the first day we arrived here but the formal classes are now underway. This is one of the most important things right now in the ministry God has given us because these next months really set the pace for how the ministry continues. The truth is we can only reach people, train men, and plant churches if we know the language. Thank you for praying for us as we press forward.
Patrick, Leslie, Lily, Piper, and Ivy Henry