January is going to be a busy month with travels, pastor training, project preparation, and research. I wanted to write this post to update you so you can be praying. On January 3 I will be traveling from here in Zacatecas to Panama City, Panama to help with a week long training with pastors there. There will be two groups we will be working with for each of the five days that we will be doing the training. One group will be in the morning and we will be traveling to a location outside of the city for this training. The evening session will be in the city, so each day will be busy with training and travel. I am grateful to be working with Jason Wright of Reaching and Teaching during this week. We will be teaching on missions/evangelism and the spiritual discipline of service. Please pray for God’s blessings on this week of training and for pastors to be better equipped to take the gospel to their communities. Panama City, Panama On my return from Panama City on January 10, I will be staying with AJ and Ruth Gibson and their family in Oaxaca City. They are missionaries who have been with New Tribes Missions and are coming on board with Reaching and Teaching and it will be a blessing to get to know them, their family, and their work better. From Oaxaca City I will be traveling over the mountains in a minibus to Pluma Hidalgo where Nathan and Mary Stanley live and serve as missionaries. It is in this area where we are planning a pastor training. The plans are to begin in July with a team coming from Kentucky. I will be doing further research in this area and groundwork for the project. Please pray for this time and for the missionaries who serve there.
Gibson family (above) and Stanley family (below)
Beverly and I are so grateful for your prayers and giving. Some churches and individuals who support us monthly have given extra love offerings in addition to their monthly gifts. For this we are very grateful. Your support is needed more than ever now as the additional travel has increased our budget significantly. When you give as God leads, the need is met and we are very grateful.
We hope that your Christmas has been blessed and we pray for more blessings for each of you in the coming year.
Tony and Beverly Steele