Dear Praying Friends,
Greetings from Asuncion, Paraguay located in the very heart of South America.
Thank you so much for your prayers, encouragement and financial help!
*There is an exciting event coming up on June 2nd. New Tribes Mission in Paraguay will hold the dedication of the recently finished translation of the New Testament in the Maka Tribal language. We Praise God that the Maka will now have God’s Word to read in their own language.
“We have seen People brought out of the darkness through the shining light of His Word! We have rejoiced as desperation in their faces and eyes turns to Hope, joy and peace!” ~copied
We are privileged to be part of this worldwide team effort in reaching the unreached for Christ.
Fourteen of our Tribal brothers and sisters were baptized on Easter Sunday! It was all planned and done by the Tribal Church leaders. There are no foreign missionaries there now. Samuel went for one week and taught a class on baptism and another class on Ephesians, but the Tribal believers did it all. We are Praising God for the growth taking place and the work He is doing in lives at this Indian Colony! To God be all the glory!
You may remember us writing several years ago about little Jasmin and the picture of her as a little girl sitting in front of her house was in one of our prayer letters. Jasmin’s mother gave her to one of the believers at Tava Amboae when she was a baby because she could not raise her alone and so Jasmin was raised in a Christian home. Guess what! Jasmin was baptized on Easter Sunday this year. Jasmin has a wonderful testimony to share!
Many of you will remember our Tribal brother Edgar who suffered a terrible motorcycle accident in September of last year. Praise with us because God is working miraculously in his life and he is now almost fully recovered.
Please continue to pray for us as we work in the mobilization of local Churches, expanding their vision by challenging them to become more involved in reaching the unreached Tribal People of Paraguay and around the World for Christ. We want to encourage and motivate the National pastors to begin equipping and sending members of their own congregation out into the mission field.
The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Matthew 9:37b
Another item of praise is that we were thrilled to find out Loli, the young lady who helped Tracy teach Sunday school to the Tribal children back in 2008-2009 has continued to teach the children and so we wanted to show you a picture of Tracy & Loli in 2009 and one of Loli this year with the children.
This week we are working on preparing and printing the Bible lessons which Samuel will be teaching over the weekend in a small town approximately 250 miles from where we live.
We would like to ask for your prayers for Samuel, as he has been having a lot of trouble with his knee from an old injury. He has seen two doctors and both told him that he needs to have knee replacement surgery. The first doctor wanted him to have the surgery now, but the second doctor said that if he can live with the pain, then he can wait and have the surgery later.
Thank you so much for your help and prayers!
Serving Christ in Paraguay,
Samuel, Tracy & Family