What’s Going on Here?

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I was searching through our picture files for something specific the other day (can’t even remember what anymore) , and I happened on this picture of Steve, our Latin America Area Director.


When I showed it to another colleague here at Home Office, she joked matter-of-factly, “Oh, he’s killing him.” Mercifully, that’s not what’s going on at all! Let’s call this a ‘dry run’.

Taken at Nueva Belen (the Quechua church in Bolivia that was included in our recent Year End Projects), Steve and Pastor Diego are demonstrating to a number of candidates what to expect in the upcoming baptism service. This is an example of the creativity we celebrate here: with the language barrier between Quechua and Spanish, it is far easier for them to show this than to try to explain it.

But it sure makes for some rather unusual photo ops!

Agua Viva Building Progress

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The building project in Mexico for the Agua Viva (Living Water) church is developing swiftly.

As reported by Reg and Linda, a couple deeply connected with the Mexico team, this phase of the building project has been completed in a remarkable five weeks! The basis of the construction project is a steel structure, covered in styrofoam which is then coated with concrete. A team from Webster, Alberta offered their assistance with this stage.

Give thanks with us for the amazing accomplishments this past six weeks! Would you like to join is in Hermosillo to carry on this great kingdom project? We need electricians, plumbers, and drywallers. If you want to participate, send us an email.

Hungary English Clubs

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We celebrate with our Hungary team the end of a successful fall semester!

Their classes were attended by about 40 adults, 5 teens and 10-15 children. A large part of December was spent making preparations for the English Club Christmas Program. They put on a children’s drama and a shadow play the of Christmas story. On December 10th, more than 100 people joined them for the Christmas program, which also included singing a Christmas carol, a devotional and giving out New Testaments and Christian calendars along with lots of treats and games.

Please pray for our team as they take some time off for Christmas, travel to visit family in Ireland, and prepare for the next set of classes.

Professional Associate Category

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The EFCCM’s new Professional Associate designation opens up opportunities for missions involvement to people with unique skillsets. Perhaps you’re wondering how your experience in the trades, or professional roles could be used on the mission field. Let me assure you, there is a deep need!

For one thing, missionaries need your help to bring their ideas into fruition. If you’re experienced in construction, for example, we need your help in projects that will provide ministry centres, schools and church facilities. Perhaps your skills can be used in education, as we offer in an annual Ukrainian business-training seminar which initiates relationships with key business leaders in the country. And we’re exploring similar opportunities several other places too.

If you have an idea for how your particular skillset might be used in missions, why not drop us a line. We’re always on the lookout for creative outreach solutions!