Monday, October 29, 2012

Faithful Ministry Partners

We left  this beautiful sunrise in Belgrade at 7:00 AM to arrive in Olamon in time for Sunday School. Dan taught on coming to Christ with a Catholic background in SS and later in the morning worship preached on "Bringing God's Love to Life". Diana provided junior church to twenty eager young minds, teaching them about the place and people of Ecuador and how to be missionaries right where they are. 
Sunrise in Belgrade

Faith Bible Church of Olamon
During the evening service Dan shared our transition from Chaupimolino to Borja and the many opportunities to open God's Word with the people of Borja. Faith Bible Church has been supporting many ministries over the years and Crossworld's ministry to Ecuador through us for more than 11 years. Thank you for your faithfulness.

Our November schedule is as follows:

November 2-4 Calvary Bible Church, Derry, NH
November 10 Crossroads Bible Church, Madison, ME
November 11 Kennebec Valley Baptist Church,Waterville, ME
November 18 Liberty Baptist Church, Liberty, ME
November 25 West Rockport Baptist Church, West Rockport, ME

Thanks so much for your continuing partnership with us in prayer and giving.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Spiritual Roots

The Knox Ridge Baptist Church leadership was instrumental in our spiritual growth over the years which ultimately lead to God's call in our lives to missions.  The church family is a faithful witness and we were delighted to spend six days with our dear friends and family members, sharing our personal testimonies of God's faithfulness in our lives and ministry in Ecuador. Dan preached and also gave a teaching on being Jesus to someone with a Catholic background. Diana taught missions to children's SS class.

Knox Ridge Baptist Church

It was a special privileged to share the conference with Jake and Karen (our daughter) Adams and their children. Grammy and Gram-pa gave and received lots of hugs. Jake and Karen both had opportunity to share their ministry with Village Missions in Blodgett Mills, NY. 

Jake and Karen Adams & Family
 During the ladies luncheon Karen shared her special privilege of leading Emma to Jesus one night.
Julianna and Emma
It was fun seeing the children making new friends.
Landon Quimby and Ethan Adams

To be certain there was lots of food and fellowship throughout the days of the conference. We trust God used this time to stir hearts to become even more involved in God's great work locally and around the world. We are finishing up the conference by speaking at the AWANA groups; Cubbies, Sparks and TNTs.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Back to "The County"

State Street Baptist Church
We returned to "The County" this week to join in a missions emphasis weekend. Our responsibilities included sharing our testimonies, teaching children, singing a special number in Spanish and lots of communication to people about missions and the great work God is doing in Ecuador. 

Joining us were missionaries involved in leadership training to Russian pastors and a missionary directing church planting to the greater Boston area. It was very exciting to learn how social networking as resulted in numerous churches involving people groups that have immigrated to the US.

Local Farm Stand 

Snow in The County!

Reminder of a Need in Borja
On the return trip to Belgrade we stopped to inquire about an ambulance. Borja is still in need of an ambulance to service the people with medical emergencies. Our desire is to help facilitate this need in order to bridge more connections with the people of Borja. This is a good opportunity to open doors with the community. Town officials will have it shipped. Our part is to make it available to them.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Visit to the County

Our travels took us north to "The County" this week and we received warm greetings from members of our supporting church in Easton, Maine. Diana was reunited with her high school friend and college roommate so there was some reminiscing.

United Baptist Church of Easton

The fall foliage was at peak for Northern Maine.
We visited one of Flewelling Farm's potato houses.
That is a lot of potatoes!
Scene from Mars Hill, Maine

"We need to love people. God loves people." Dan proclaimed from the pulpit. His message, "Bringing God's Love to Life" was well received. As we have been faithfully proclaiming God's message to His people we have been facing a family difficulty and ask for your prayers in the matter. We are strengthened for the task as you pray and are counting on you to partner with us in this manner. Thank you!

Monday, October 1, 2012

"Falling" around Maine

It has been several years since we have experienced fall in Maine. We are privileged to be traveling around Maine during this spectacular time of year. Hudson was our destination this past weekend.

Pushaw Stream
Hudson Baptist Church
Throughout the weekend in various events we shared our testimonies of God's call in our lives and what God has been doing in Ecuador through us and through others we have discipled.

Pushaw Stream, Hudson, Maine
We reconnected with old friends and made some new acquaintances, too. Hudson Baptist Church has a faithful history of supporting God's work around the world.

Our schedule for this month is as follows:

October 2 Calvary Temple, Spanish class
October 6-8 Easton United Baptist Church
October 10-14 State Street Baptist Church, Presque Isle
October 20-24 Knox Ridge Baptist Church
October 28 Faith Bible Church, Olamon

Thank you partnering with us through your prayers and faithful financial gifts.