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April - June 2018

Hello from Ecuador: I will never get Ice cream brings smiles: We were in
over God’s amazing creation of this one of our bible clubs when an ice
beautiful country. If you have been cream truck drove by. It was odd to
here you know what I mean. see one. In that moment, we decided
to treat the kids so we chased down
Ministry never stops: We have been
the truck and had him
very busy with mission teams and our
turn around. That day
11 bible clubs. We have had 8 teams
the children had a
already and have 16 more coming
wonderful treat of ice cream cones.
through October. Some missionaries
The children were super excited and all
tell us “man that is to many teams or too much work.”
smiles; it was a hit. Giving out ice cream may seem
Hosting teams is a lot of work as we are with them 24/7,
insignificant, but when we go into these remote villages
however, we see it as a great opportunity to share the
to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with these children
ministry with others. The teams are a blessing to the
and adults that are not only poor, but are spiritually
children and to us as they provide great fellowship to us.
poor, we must build relationships with them by
Want come to minister with us for a week or longer?
spending time with and showing
Testimony of a Miracle: A father came to our bible club them the love of Christ. Matthew
in a wheelchiair with 6 of his children 10:42 “And if any gives even a cup
that attend our club in Ruizho. His of cold water to one of these little
legs were paralized and the doctors ones…” I think Jesus would be ok
said he may never walk again. Gary, with us Changing water to ice cream
our E-Team and the mission team that day.
from Hillcreast Baptist Church,
Thank you: Thank you for your prayers, financial
Jacksonville, Florida prayed for him and he is now
support and loving us. You make it possible for us to
walking and comes to our bible club with his children
share the Gospel, above the clouds, in our remote
every week to learn about Jesus.
villages of the Southern Andes Mountains of Ecuador.
It the rainy season: We had a donor This is not the Pate’s work, but the Lord’s work so when
donate funds to buy rain ponchos for you give you are giving to the Lord and His work. We are
the children. During rainy season the just the vessels he has chosen to use in this capacity.
children walk long distances in rain,
Prayer Request: Please pray that God would send a
sometimes covered with a small trash
couple or family to come serve with us.
bag, cardboard or nothing at all. It gets
very cold when it rains so the ponchos Personal Note: We are excited to announce that we are
will protect them from the rain and expecting out first grandchild in October.
cold and prevent them from getting
sick too. Blessings, Gary & Dena Pate
getting sick too.
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