Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Year End

Goodbye Graduates!

Eddie with Grads at local tea house garden
It's amazing how time flies.  2013 was awesome and ended with yet another bittersweet graduation.  This time it was a group of 16  graduates.  It's sad to say goodbye but we know this is also a time when God is guiding each one as they yield to his leading. 

We also said good-bye to our supervisors and good friends, Damian and Emilce Saraño.  As they go forward in ministry to take on a pastorate at a small church further south (about 9 hours) in the Patagonia, a small coastal town named Puerto San Julian,  we know our God goes with them.  And, although we are glad they are moving on in obedience to God's call, we will miss them!  They were a great blessing to IBP.

On a personal note, we've enjoyed these last few months with Felicia.  She has been able to travel some here in Argentina for fun, visiting friends, and also to minister at a few churches.  It was nice that she was here to help interpret for the STL team when they visited.  Recently, our home church threw her a very nice surprise birthday party.  So she knows she is loved and her presence here will be missed.

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We trust you had a Blessed Christmas!  Our Christmas Eve was spent with special friends, and at midnight, the young people all went out to watch the fireworks.

We leave you with the following wish for a Wonderful New Year!