Dear Friends and Family, December 2018
A lot has happened since our last E-Prayer Letter. Will try to fit it all in summary form.
Rafael returned from Bolivia and Nicaragua safe for which we thank God.
In Bolivia, he spent 2 Sundays with our missionaries Rene and Jenny Cuellar. We praise God for the wonderful work that Rene and Jenny are doing. The Preschool is going great and they are running 2 services on Sundays at the main church in Santa Cruz. They are also continuing the Outpost missions to the interior. Rafael and Rene went in to one of these villages. They are Guarani Indians and were very excited for the ministry that was brought to them. The road was treacherous but they got in and out safely.
In Nicaragua, Rafael spent another 2 Sundays with Messiah’s Outreach teaching in 3 different retreats. A girls retreat a boys retreat and another for the staff of Forward Edge. During this time, the men met with a group of pastors and set up teaching schedules for the year 2019. They will be doing classes on Systematic Theology with local pastors. Education is greatly needed in these countries. Rafael felt that the ministry offered was greatly appreciated.
On the home front, Mary had a hand full of challenges as usual when Rafael is out, but God prevailed and all was well at the end.
Upon Rafael’s return, the English speaking church had a special outing and the AHT team traveled to Madrid for an awareness outdoor meeting on Human Trafficking.
Last but not least… A Romanian girl was RESCUED this past week by the At Hand 4 Tears team from the streets of Torrevieja and was aided in securing travel to Romania. We have since heard from her to say that she made it safe to her home. We praise God for this new rescue. Pray for this 19 year old to find work and support back in Romania and to make contact with the network there.
Also, 3 members of our AHT team have been cited to declare at court in a couple of weeks. Pray that the traffickers on trial will receive the justice due to them. Also, pray for clarity for us as we testify, as well as for safety and courage.
We will send our next E-Prayer Letter after Christmas… So, may we wish you a Very Blessed and God Centered Christmas. As the Apostle Paul said in 2 Corinthians 9:15 -“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”
As always, Thank You!! For it is your Support and Prayer that makes this ministry possible. May God add to your accounts in abundance this coming 2019.
Blessings to ALL,
Rafael and Mary Restrepo
AMG International - Spain