Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Financial Need

We are very thankful for those of you who sent a financial donation to Avant Ministries last month. It was helpful to meet the financial need we are facing right now. Nevertheless, as of November 1 we still have a deficit of $2600 in our account. If others of you are able to make an extra gift it would be a tremendous help. You can make an online donation to Avant Ministries here, or print this donation form for mailing in with a check.

Joel’s Studies

Our son, Joel, is currently studying at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, WA. Just a few days ago we were surprised to learn that Moody will be closing their Spokane campus at the end of this school year. Pray for Joel to have wisdom about the next major step in his life. Currently he is not planning to continue his studies for second semester.

Hope Begins

Are you looking for gift ideas for Christmas? Let me recommend an eye-opening and inspiring book that points to the biblical text. You can find more information about Hope Begins online at either of these two websites.
Of course, there are a ton of other books that would also make good gifts. What could be better for someone who likes to read than a stimulating study of God’s Word?


On Saturday I finished teaching a course on biblical Greek at Seminario UMEP. Even though we kept it very basic and introductory, it was quite challenging for my students. They will never be Greek scholars; but their eyes were opened to a whole new world of study. I believe their respect for God’s Word has deepened a little; pray that they will study it with a renewed vigor. I was especially encouraged by one student’s attitude. He was struggling the most to understand the concepts, but he cared enough to come to our house for extra tutoring. He says he plans to come again in the next few days even though the class is over.


We’re looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving at our house with several other Americans. One of the things we are most thankful for is YOU! Thank you for standing behind us in our ministry!