April 10, 2014
Dear praying friends,
Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and gifts of support this past month. Your interest in the work here in Ecuador is a great encouragement to us.
Cofan village visits: Ron was able to make a quick visit to some of the villages March 9th – 11th and combined a Father/Daughter trip with some friends and visit to Dureno March 24th – 26th. Julia and her friend Katelyn Shedd were able to help out with the Cofan children’s Bible lessons and see some of our favorite family spots.
|Julia and her friend Katelyn on the Father/Daughter jungle trip with their dads|
Pray for Ron’s “Easter Week” visit to six different Cofan community centers April 14th -19th to show the “Jesus” movie newly dubbed over into the Cofan language! We should be receiving it soon in the mail from Peru (pray for the soon, safe delivery).
Pray for the Dureno Church outreach to other communities. The first trip they hope to make is the weekend of April 26th-27th to Sinangue and neighboring community of Caveno (Spanish speaking). They have submitted a budget to us for their trip and we hope to help them out on transportation and food as much as we can as they visit the churches to encourage the believers and evangelize.
Pray for Marcelo as he continues his studies at IBME. He has been receiving good grades this school year. A big “thank-you” to those who have sent gifts in for his Bible schooling!
Other Ministry Opportunities: Ron continues to be involved in a Thursday morning Bible study and is helping with one on Thursday evenings. Esther’s Wednesday afternoon study just finished up their Bible study on the subject of grace and will be looking for another study to pursue this coming fall. Esther, Lydia, Isaac and Aaron continue to work with the 3 – 5 year olds Sunday mornings at English Fellowship Church; Julia works in the nursery and Ethan’s young adult class on Sunday mornings is well attended.
|Esther’s Wednesday Bible study group|
Homeschooling Activities: Thank you so much for praying for the Homeschool Teen Fellowship Retreat we led this past weekend (April 3rd-6th) at the beach. We had 21 homeschooled teens attend and had a wonderful time at the Roger’s beach property studying God’s Word, growing friendships, swimming in the warm Pacific Ocean, and participating in games and competitions in teams. I think this retreat was the highlight for many of us in the group and we sensed your prayers for health and safety while we were there.
|Homeschool Teen Fellowship (HTF) retreat group photo|
Continue to pray for the Ecuadorian and missionary families involved in our homeschool group.
This Saturday April 12th, we will be hosting a combined event on our property with our Homeschool Teen Fellowship group and the youth from the English Fellowship Church in Quito. We will be having a cook-out and time of games, fellowship and devotional. We are blessed to be able to share our property with others!
Family: Homeschooling has gone well this year. We are in our last quarter and look towards finishing our studies around mid-May. We are planning a high-school graduation celebration for Julia on May 18th here at our home in San Antonio. Thanks for praying for our family and homeschooled students Julia, Isaac and Aaron.
Continue to pray for Julia as things come together for her to attend college this coming fall. She has been accepted to Emmaus Bible College and we are waiting for the financial-aid package to be put together but so far things are looking good. Pray for her as she finishes up high-school, heads to the States to work this summer and all the transitions involved.
Sarah continues her Intercultural Studies. Pray for her finances this semester as she is still a little behind in paying her bill. She hopes to live with a family in North Dakota this summer and work in the area towards her college costs next fall. (And yes, Sarah and Julia hope to attend the same college this fall.)
Ethan continues to enjoy his job at Alliance Academy International here in Quito, Ecuador, being a teacher aide to the third grade classes. Pray for him as he interacts with people and looks to what God has for him in the future. His plans are to return to the States early July and he has been looking for job opportunities on the west coast and mid-west.
Lydia continues with her work here in Ecuador with Compassion International and has been such a big help with the Homeschool Teen group and enjoys teaching the 3-5 year olds on Sunday mornings.
Ethan, Julia and Sarah are looking forward to attend their cousin Rachelle’s wedding on May 31st!!! Pray for safe travels for them the end of May.
Ron and Esther Borman and family
|HTF retreat sand-sculpturing contest – Hobbiton|
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