Tickets Bought, Building to Buy, & Feliz Navidad — December 2022 Prayer Letter
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Dear Praying Friends & Family,
This has been such a strange year. We have experienced many blessings, but we’ve also gone through many dark trials. Such is the Christian life. We long for that final day in which we are forever with Christ. Until then, we faint not!
Tickets Purchased For Our Return!
We are nearing the end of our 2022 furlough travels! Lord willing, we will return to Colombia on February 8th. The last 2-3 months have been the busiest by far. But God has blessed us in remarkable ways. During this furlough, we had 97 meetings in 40 different churches in 11 States. We’re thankful for the chance to visit some long-time supporting churches and add a couple of new monthly financial partners. We only lack around $400 per month to meet our monthly support goal.
Growing Ministry & Big Opportunities!
All four of our churches and Bible studies have grown since the start of our furlough. New salvations, baptisms, church members, and people training for ministry have been evident in each congregation. What great joy to hear these dear believers are walking in truth (3 John 4).
We’re on our way to meeting our goal of $200,000 by mid-2023 to purchase our current building for Agape Baptist Church. Pray if God would have you or your church invest in this opportunity to continue to reach Colombians with the Gospel for generations to come. You can make your tax-deductible gift Online (www.mwbm.org) or by mail (MWBM Inc., PO Box 519, Braselton, GA, 30517) and mark it “A. Vance — Building.”
Here is a quick video I recently recorded from the church building:
We also look forward to hosting another team from Medical Mission Outreach to do an Optical clinic from June 22- July 1, 2023. If you are interested in joining this trip, find more information on their website: www.medical-outreach.com.
Aubrie’s & Aaron’s Health
We still have no definitive answers concerning Aubrie’s autoimmune condition. She has gone through five levels of testing to pinpoint the issue but to no avail. As of now, we plan to follow up with rheumatologist and neurologist specialists in Colombia. Pray that we find some answers soon.
In December, I also had more imaging and tests done to see how my arm was healing after being run over by a truck in January 2022. Unfortunately, one of the fractures in my forearm still hasn’t progressed as expected. We’re still looking at a possible bone-graft surgery next year to fill in the gaps. They also suspect I am developing Dupuytren’s Contractures in one of my hands which may require surgery in a couple of years if it worsens. We long for that glorified body!
¡Feliz Navidad Y Año Nuevo!
From our family to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May the peace of God keep your hearts; may his grace be sufficient in your needs; may his love define your identity; may his power fill your lives; and may his Word sanctify you in every good work. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.
In Christ’s Perfect Love,
Aaron & Aubrie Vance
(Along with the girls: Amira, Anabel, Aris & Alethea)
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;“— 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 —
Posted on December 28, 2022, in Church Planting, Colombia, Family, Furlough, Iglesia Bautista El Faro, Ministry, Prayer Letters, Prayer Requests and tagged Aaron Vance, Baptist, Bucaramanga, Church Planting, Colombia, Evangelism, Furlough, Health, Missionary, Missions, Travel. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
Dear Missionary, Greetings! We are blessed to read your Mission Letter.
As of now, we are here in the Philippines for deputation. Please pray for us as we are raising our airfare ticket to go to Colombia, South America. It would cost us a total of $4,000.
Missionary on what part of Colombia are you ministering if I may ask? We are looking for fellow Missionaries to team up and accommodate my family upon arrival in Bogota.
Thank you so much. Feliz Navidad!
Missionary Rodcelle Unay
Hello Rodcelle. Praise the Lord for your willingness to come work in Colombia. There is still so much to do for the Lord here. We live and minister in the city of Bucaramanga. I have several pastor friends who are based in Bogotá. I would be happy to make a connection with them if you’d like.
Good morning Missionary, that would be a great help for us if you can connect me to them. Thank you so much. Looking forward to work with you also in Bucaramanga. God bless.