Dear praying friends,
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Galatians 1:3-5
Thank you for your faithful prayers and gifts of support this past month. God continues to supply our needs and we are humbly grateful and thankful to each one of you.
Cofan village visits Ron, two new friends David and Donnie that are with Word of Life, and Washington and Ramon were able to make the trip to Sinangue and Dovuno October 13th-16th and encourage the believers and lead children’s programs. Pray for the next visit to Sinangue and Dureno planned for Nov. 4-6.
Continue to pray for the Cofan believers in Dovuno and Zabalo and churches in Sinangue and Dureno.
Pray for Marcelo as he continues his studies at IBME. We have had one person come forward and offer to support him for a month (room/board and tuition approx. $80/mo.) and if you would like to help, let us know!
Special project opportunity for 2014 – Please pray as we consider taking on a special recording project this coming year. We have an opportunity to record the audio for the Jesus movie in the Cofan language with Impactando las Lenguas Minoritarias con Audiovisuales, partners with Faith Comes by Hearing. Ron had a preliminary meeting today (Nov. 2) with one of the technicians to talk it over. It will be about a 15 day long recording project and we will need to raise money for the room and board and transportation of 13 people recording the voices as well as room and board for 2 technicians that will help. It is a HUGE blessing that we already have a recording studio here on our property! We will let you know how things develop as we together bring this project to the Lord in prayer.
Other Ministry Opportunities: Esther, Lydia, Isaac and Aaron continue to enjoy teaching the 3-5 year old EFCito classes on Sundays. Julia helps with the nursery and now Ethan will be deciding where he wants to “plug-in”. Esther continues with the Wednesday afternoon English ladies Bible study and has been helping an Ecuadorian lady twice a week study English for her TOEFL exam. Pray for P. as she takes the exam November 9th. She desires to enter a university in Australia to further her studies.
Ron’s Thursday morning Bible study is talking about cults and false religions and many interesting questions are coming up. Pray for wisdom. Someone has asked if we can host another Bible study, so we are considering starting up another one in January. Please pray!
In December we will be hosting a work team from eastern Washington. They plan to arrive December 26th and will be with us until January 4th. Pray that all the details come together!
Homeschooling Activities: Julia, Isaac and Aaron are working hard on their studies. We are especially enjoying Julia’s Home Economics class this semester and have tasted some delicious culinary masterpieces!
The Homeschool Family Country Fair we hosted last week went well – thanks for your prayers! The teens enjoyed running the booths for younger siblings and other families and were able to make some money towards the retreat in the spring!
Two Teen Nights are planned for November 8th and 22nd. We have seen another influx of Ecuadorian families joining in the activities. Please pray for these special families that are bravely going against the common flow of culture and society to disciple their children with homeschooling.
Family: Ethan arrived safely last week and is starting to settle in. We put him to work right away helping with various projects right here at home. He is trying to catch us up with the 21st century and is making us a blog page and website and he hopes to make some trips to the jungle with his dad and has just learned about a job opportunity he will be looking into this coming week. Pray for wisdom and direction.
Julia continues to teach music lessons at the Alliance Academy International to beginning students. She presently has six piano students and one voice student and they are all working on pieces for a Christmas recital! Pray for her as she endeavors to do her best job teaching these young music students and looks to what the Lord would have her to do in the future after her senior year.
Sarah continues to enjoy her studies at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, IA. We are excited she gets to come home to Ecuador for Christmas! Thanksgiving, Lord willing, she will get to spend in Michigan with her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Lydia’s work at Compassion International will include visiting some villages in the Pastaza province Nov. 3-12. She will get an opportunity to teach a Bible lesson in Spanish to some village children and fly in a small airplane to some remote villages. Pray for the safety and health of the team of Compassion missionaries she will be going with. We are blessed by her presence and help here in Ecuador and she is thankful for this experience helping here with ministry.
Ron and Esther Borman and family