Dear Friends & Relatives:
Schools will have been out for three weeks on Friday, and I’ve enjoyed the time off. Although I’ve had to prepare for a group that is coming here on the 23rd. To help for about a week visiting the schools in the Northern area.
I know many of you are wondering what is happening in light of our new government. I have to confess I am not a politician, but so far we have not had any problems. The people are still very open to the Word of God, and have not yet run into any opposition, because most of the people don’t agree with the way the government is turning against religion.
René and his family came to Santa Cruz for four days during the holidays which was something very special for them. My landlord gave us the run of the house during that time, which was a very kind gesture on her part.
They did a special song and a skit in two churches Sunday morning and evening, plus once again on the street in Santa Cruz on Monday. These Bolivians are excellent actors.
Here is a picture of René’s family at the Zoo, and doing their skit on the street. The young man with the blue hat is their eldest daughter’s boyfriend.
The Board has officially met and decided to call this work: Next Generation Ministry, Bolivia. The main function of this Board for now is to be responsible for funds donated to this work. The Board has made it clear that, they as a Board are not responsible to provide for us, but that René and I must find our support, which can be given through the Canadian Bible Society in Manitoba. (note: Use the Canada Helps Org button instead.) René and his family need $370 US on a monthly basis. The Board has decided to pay $350 if the funds are available.
My monthly cost including vehicle expenses are calculated at $1,450 US. The Board has decided to pay $1,500 if funds are there. I am already receiving $550 from CPP and Condo rental, which brings my needs down to just below $1,000 US.
I just want thank all you who are praying for this work, and are giving financially. Without your prayer and financial support this work can not continue, Which means that you are as much part of this work as those of us who are physically involved. May God continue to richly bless as we faithfully follow Him.
With love from Gus & René.
Your financial support may be sent to the address below, designated to: “Bolivia Mission Project”
If you decide to designate to René or other specific needs that you are aware of , please e-mail me where you want it to go, and the amount you gave. So that it will be used as you specify. Otherwise funds will be used as needed.
NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES, Bolivia!
This ministry delivers the Word of God to remote schools in the jungle by road and water. The supply of materials represents a joint effort involving the Canadian Bible Society, the Bolivian Bible Society and the generous supporters of this project.
To support this Ministry with your financial contribution please visit the Donation page on this site or make your cheques and Money orders payable to:
Next Generation Ministries Inc.
Box 421 Station Main,
** A tax-deductible receipt will be issued for all donations over $5.00