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April - June 2017 Newsletter

Greeting from the Andes Mountains! In other news: It all started with a
Escape the heat and join us in Ecuador; kid’s bible club. In the barrio of San
we are in winter and our average Jose we have a weekly kids bible club.
temperature is about 70 degrees. We have bi-weekly youth and ladies
bible clubs also. The ladies in our
What have we been up to? Busy, Busy, Busy! ladies bible club did not own bibles, so
We are very busy with our bible clubs and several months ago we gave them the same bible we gave the
now we are in full swing with our visiting children, however they could not read the tiny print. In June we
short-term mission teams. We have had were able to give each one of them a large print Spanish bible;
eight teams since the beginning of June they were so excited. They are encouraged to read and study
and are almost booked back to back through this November. their bibles each week. Please pray for these un-churched
ladies that they will understand God’s word and come to accept
Birthday Celebrations: We started monthly Him as their Savior.
birthday celebrations in our bible clubs. We
celebrate each month with a cake(s), candles, La Florida! The church construction is moving rapidly. We were
recognize each child and sing Feliz able to start holding our kids bible
Cumpleaños. We also give each child a small club in the building, which gave us
wrapped gift. The children are so excited; more space. There is no floor,
most of them have never had a birthday cake. doors, windows or electricity and
It’s just another way to show the love of they work all around us, but praise
Christ. the Lord for the extra space.

God is faithful! We had been praying about how to reach more Prayer requests:
children with the Gospel. A few months ago, the Lord gave me • Our financial supporters and future supporter growth.
(Gary) an idea to start four “once a month” bible clubs. The first • The children, teens and adults in our bible
week of June, we started three of the four “once a month” kids clubs will accept Christ this year.
bible clubs in three new remote locations. We had a great • 2017-2018 missions teams & missionary
turnout of kids and adults. This means that a few hundred more interns.
children and their families will be hearing the gospel and seeing
the love of Christ on a regular basis. We will give more details in How can we pray for you? Please feel free
the next newsletter. We will still hold our regular bible clubs on to call us, email us and let us know how we
the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of the month. can pray for you or just say Hi.
This is one of the new “once a month” A Message to our ministry partners: I understand this
bible clubs; the village of Ñamarín. It is statement becomes like a novelty, but we would not be able to
located about 2 hours from Cuenca minister in Ecuador without those who give financially and pray!
and there are 50 children in the school If everyone quit giving tomorrow, we would have to return to the
with only four teachers in this village. States and abandon the work. We are so grateful to those of
you who pray, invest, partner and give financially to this HIS
Interested in a work in Ecuador through Pate Ministries.
mission trip or internship with Pate
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. Blessings, Gary & Dena
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