July is graduation time in Cayambe, Ecuador! We had 5 High School graduates from our youth group! Glenn and I were able to attend 3 of the ceremonies - celebrating with 4 of the graduates and their families!
|Then we attended Salvador's and Fabiola's graduation from Nelson Torres' Night School. Here, Salvador and his family pose for the special occasion! They are a very special and active family in our church.|
|Fabiola and her mom, Cecilia, pose with us after the ceremony! They are both very special to us and Susie had the joy of being in a Bible study with them in Primero de Mayo. |
Our church was invited to the community of Cangauhuapungo for their family day in early July...
|Our pastor, Pablo, here as the head clown, and Gissela, worked with our teens to present an interactive evangelistic outreach...they did SUCH a great job!|
|As is typical in Ecuador, the community responded to our program by giving back! They not only fed us an AMAZING meal, but the men came and danced a traditional dance for us!|
|We presented a skit and puppet show, with help here from Glenn, Orlando and others from our church...|
|It was a special day watching our teens and our Word of Life Student, Alex, do the ministry with very little help from the adults!|
|It was a VERY special day for Vicente, one of our church deacons, here next to his daughter in pink. He grew up in this community and has been longing to begin a church here. The community responded very well to us and we trust we have an open door to return for more programs and possibly to begin a Bible study!|
Our month ended with us in Florida, helping Glenn's parents with the HUGE transition of downsizing, selling their old home, and buying and moving into a new home. God worked out the timing perfectly for us to help out at this VERY crucial time in their lives!
Thank you SO much for your prayers for us!