Furlough and Open Doors — June 2022 Prayer Letter
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Dear Praying Friends & Family,
Greetings from the USA! We have officially begun our furlough after our second term in Colombia. We’re excited to see what the Lord has in store for us during the next several months as we travel and give reports to supporting and new churches around the country. We plan to return to the field in January 2023, God willing.
Big Days & Big Blessings
All of our churches continue to grow and reach new people. In Agape Baptist, we held a special conference for Holy Week in the days before Easter. Many visitors came, and some made professions of faith! We also had a special children’s day for the community on one Saturday, in which we saw over 100 guests and dozens of salvation decisions. It’s great to see new people, but it’s also great to see our church members, many of whom are new believers themselves, all growing, working, and serving the Lord together!
Wide Open Doors
We were recently asked to take over a congregation that was left without a pastor. The name of this church is Open Doors. It is about 6 hours from our city, in the town of Barbosa. We have been sending a team of preachers and workers, led by Felipe, whom I baptized 4 years ago. Our main purpose would be to help them transition to a permanent pastor, but we’re praying for the Lord’s leading. This would be the fifth church under our ministry, not including the two other mission Bible studies that also meet weekly and the Spanish-speaking church we started in the USA years ago. We praise the Lord for the Doors he is opening!
Expanding Media Ministry
Thanks to Christian Media International, we now have a recording studio to take our media to the next level! Over the last two years, they have sent three teams and invested in equipment to get us up and running. In addition to sharing our church services and daily devotionals on social media, we are working out details to get on a national broadcast TV station by 2023. This channel (Canal TRO) has an estimated daily viewership of over 5 million people who need the Gospel!
Help Us Buy A Building
In Agape, the church where we are currently working, we rent a large facility in a strategic location. We have invested a lot into remodeling, as well as accommodating our studio and Bible institute there. But the owner needs to sell. He will give us the first priority. It won’t be cheap, but we are trusting the Lord to provide. We need to raise around $200,000 by 2023. Will you help us pray for this need, as well as how you might be able to get involved? Any gift helps, and can be sent through Macedonia and be marked: “A. Vance – Building.”
We took the girls to a Chinese buffet while traveling between states one day. Anabel, who is 10, said, “I didn’t know Chinese and Buffet could ever go together! It’s amazing!” It’s funny what we take for granted.
Thanks again for your faithful prayers and support. If you would like us to come to share an update with your church, or to present the ministry to be considered for financial support, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (678) 696-0082. We are hoping to find several more partners to help with future church plants and keep up with the expanding ministry.
Because Christ is Worthy,
Aaron & Aubrie Vance
(Along with the girls: Amira, Anabel, Aris & Alethea)
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.— 2 Corinthians 1:11 —
Posted on June 23, 2022, in Church Planting, Colombia, Evangelism, Events, Family, Furlough, Ministry, Prayer Letters, Prayer Requests and tagged Aaron Vance, Baptist, Bucaramanga, Church Planting, Colombia, Evangelism, Furlough, Missionary, Missions, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.
Amen. We are still here in the Philippines on out Deputation. We are praying and raising for our airfares. Please include in prayers. Thanks