In our June prayer letter, we included a short story on L___, a needy lady in our neighborhood with whom Ashley has been working. L___ attended church for the first time this past Sunday. This was a huge encouragement to Ashley and a direct answer to your prayers. Thank you for praying specifically for this lady. L___ still needs to be saved, but we are thankful for how the Lord has been softening her heart.
Last month we asked you to pray that the Lord would lead us to “faithful men” (2 Timothy 2:2) as we seek His will for the location of our first church plant. The Lord may be answering this prayer through a young couple, S_______ and A____, that live in the city of Quito. I met them a few months ago through a faithful member of our church here in Manta. We have invited them to our home on Thursday (9/2). Please continue to pray for wisdom and clear direction from the Lord.
J_____, the young man who has been doing a Bible study with me, has begun attending the Bible institute classes that have started at the church. He has recently been bringing a friend, J_____, to the classes and services. J____ has shown some interest in a Bible study as well. Please continue to pray for our ministry with these two young men and their families.