Update From The Field

The first two days of this journey I have been blessed to work in the village of Ushpa Ushpa with a church called Roca Fuerte. It has already been an exhausting journey (up early and down late) but I believe that God has some big things on the horizon for each of the three villages that our team is working in.

My main goal is to equip and train the nationals as well as help our team to do the same so I’ve spent the last two days training and then helping people practice/implement immediately. Yesterday I spent a few hours catching all of our translators up and today we worked primarily with the people from the local church, Roca Fuerte. We have been super blessed with a number of nationals that have come and joined us in the harvest fields of their own communities. Today we had TEN nationals so we had a total of TWENTY people heading out into the village armed with the truth of the gospel.

One of the ladies that came with me was hesitant at first but stepped out to share the gospel and lead one lady, and a sweet couple, to express Faith in Jesus Christ! It was a great example to show that success is defined by OBEDIENCE! Our job is simply to obey and trust God to take care of the “results.”

The two nationals and the couple they lead to express faith in Jesus!

Today our team focused on 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (specifically verse 18).

“So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

Update From Home

Abigail is doing a GREAT job holding down the fort with lots of needed back-up! It’s important to remember that the enemy we fight against is NOT flesh and blood. The day I left, our eldest foster kid got some type of bite on the cheek that became infected to point her face was super swollen. The day after that, when it was 95 degrees, our AC WENT OUT! Praise the Lord that I was able to make some phone calls (from Bolivia) to get someone there to fix it the next day. Today, our eldest foster kid (who suffers from what can be very serious separation anxiety) has been very concerned about me not being home and even expressed fear to Abigail about it.

Pray For:

  • Abigail and the girls
  • That our house would remain in one piece until I return!
  • Nationals to be trained
  • Disciples to be made
  • The Great Commission to be advanced
  • Energy for me. It’s been a very busy few days and I don’t see it slowing down. Gloria a Dios!

Published by ryan.mcfarland

I am currently a missionary and the Communications Director at New Life Global Ministries. I love what I do and the people around me. Life is about following Jesus and loving people. I want to leave the world a different place than what I found it.

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