May-June 2014 Prayer Letter
Dear Praying Friends,
Ministry In Colombia
Excitement is building here in Bucaramanga, Colombia. We are gearing up for the launch of our church, Iglesia Bíblica Bautista El Faro (translated Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church), on July 13th. As we continue to make contacts and conduct a few home bible studies/discipleship around the city, we are also doing mass literature distribution. This includes a campaign in the church’s neighborhood, wherein we’re distributing flyers to 6,000 homes each week about the inauguration with a unique devotional thought and “hooks” to get people interested. We’ll do this for 4 weeks total, to the same families. Also, we have another 10,000 tracts and 10,000 invite cards that are being passed out all over our city. That’s a total of 44,000 pieces of literature! Pray with us that the Holy Spirit would bless these seeds sown and that we will see some fruit from this effort.
In addition, we are making contacts through a Facebook page and website that we set up for the church. Many have shown interest and expressed their plans to join us! You can check it out here: www.luzparasuvida.com (this means “Light For Your Life,” a motto for our church).
Be in prayer for my pastor, Charles Blackstock, and a small group from our sending church that will be coming down for a short term trip from July 9-18. They will be here for the launch of our church! I will post updates and photos about the church inauguration on our personal ministry website: www.bemagnified.org where you can also sign up for email updates to keep up with the latest.
Special Family Announcement
Just before Father’s Day, we discovered that God is entrusting us with another child, due in February. We give the Lord thanks, and pray for a healthy pregnancy for Aubrie and the birth of this blessing, Lord willing here in Colombia. Amira and Anabel, our daughters, are excited about getting a new little sibling. Amira says that Jesus already told her it’s a boy. 🙂
To Our Rope-Holders
Thank you for praying for and supporting us. You make it possible for us to be here. God is adding fruit to your account in Colombia! Also, thank you to those that sent a special offering to offset the church launch expense. It will be a wonderful blessing to the work God is doing here in the lives of many Colombian people.
As a matter of prayer, we have recently been endowed with many added expenses and our cost of living and ministry has increased. As such, we are praying for additional monthly support. If we were in your church during deputation and you were not able to support us at the time, perhaps now God would enable you to do so. Would you consider bringing this before the people?
Our schedule would allow us to speak to your church through Skype on a Wednesday or Sunday evening if this would interest you. You can always contact us through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or a phone call/text (678-696-0082). We’d love to hear from you! We pray for you and appreciate you holding the ropes for us. May God richly bless you as you serve him where he’s placed you.
Love In Christ,
Aaron Vance & Family
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)