Dear Friends and Supporters of NGM:
We have only one month of school left before summer holidays begin in Bolivia. December and January are summer holidays, and school begins again in the beginning of February.
NGM fiscal year ends in September, and the following represents the progress for the year of 2016: we have served 537 schools, 155,364 students and 6,558 teachers. The figures are lower than the same period last year partly because, although World Missionary Press does reimburse us for customs and freight, we have to be wise stewards of our resources to ensure we have funds on hand to pay these and other expenses when the container arrives, which may be before January of 2017.
We are excited for the upcoming trip to Bolivia in February. Peter and Mary will be traveling with Gus where they will meet each of the missionaries and pastors who work in the trenches to bring the gospel to all the students,teachers and many of their families. Please pray that all the necessary details come together from travel arrangements, each of the various meetings as well as the training and other field work which will take place and that all the necessary doors will open as needed while they are all down there in beautiful Bolivia. We are all looking so forward to this trip as Peter and Mary have a really good grasp of the Spanish language, local dialect and culture which will facilitate and greatly improve communications between associates in both countries.
In Christ’s service on behalf of NGM
Gus, with Roger’s help.