Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Break to Bring Books

Seminario UMEP
Most of you know that one of my favorite things to do is to guide a classroom of students to discover the messages in God’s Word. Unfortunately teaching is sometimes accompanied by less desirable tasks as well. One of the tasks for the last several weeks has been to attend several organizational meetings. I’ve been meeting with a group of Quichua believers from South Quito to consider the structure of their seminary and the classes that should be offered. Seminario UMEP has been operating for a handful of years, but the number of students is down and they feel the need for a fresh direction. Our meeting on Monday was the last before our family heads to the US this summer. We have developed a good basic structure for the seminary; pray for continued successful planning in my absence. I’m tentatively scheduled for teaching another class in October. I’m sure that will be a lot more fun!

The school year is finally over! Kristi, Luke and Lindsey are really happy for that! Luke and Lindsey finished on Thursday and Kristi finished yesterday.

Ecuadorian schools celebrate graduation from sixth grade since seventh is the beginning of secondary school. We are proud to announce that Lindsey graduated on Wednesday! This year has been especially meaningful since she had her mom as a teacher for Math and Science. Next year will be the first time in 20 years that we don’t have a child in elementary school!

Summer Plans
Early tomorrow morning we travel to the US. We’ll be there about seven weeks to connect with some of our supporters and to see family. We look forward to seeing many of you. Here’s where we’ll be spending a good chunk of our time.
·         Kansas City
·         Chicago, IL
·         Kokomo, IN,
·         Holdrege, NE
·         Newton, KS
·         Central Missouri
·         Omaha, NE

Hope Begins
I am excited to announce the release of my first book called Hope Begins. It shows how the entire Bible points to Jesus Christ. He is the basis for everyone’s hope—in the Old Testament, the New Testament and even our current hope for the future. It is available in paperback and electronic versions. You can find more information or buy a copy at either of these two websites:

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