As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
So is good news from a distant land.
Proverbs 25:25

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, . . . "Your God reigns!"
Isaiah 52:7
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

July 2017 Report

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this slightly abbreviated July 2017 update.

Tonight we said “so long” to Ken Casillas, one of our former pastors and seminary teachers and a longtime friend. During the past week he taught an intensive Hermeneutics class to a group of pastors and other leaders in Paysandú, a city on the river that separates Uruguay from Argentina. Numbers of you prayed over the last several months that the Lord would superintend the logistics of this class. Thank you! We’re thankful for the group of approximately 25 students who were able to attend and for the excellent reports we’ve heard.

A highlight of Dr. Casillas’ time in MVD for E & DJ was
asking lots of questionsand learning a little Hebrew!

Tomorrow evening the new FEBU semester begins. Our focus for the next several months will be the teaching of Hermeneutics, Apologetics, and the second semester of Research and Argumentation. We will undoubtedly be entrusted with many discipleship opportunities. Please pray for wisdom!

Punto de Contacto” is the electronic newsletter that FEBU has begun to publish—in Spanish. (We’re sorry that an English copy isn’t available.) Please feel free to pass this along to your Spanish ministries or others who may be interested.

Pictured next are teens and young adults and some of the staff that attended the brief winter camp in Guazuvirá earlier this month. Some of the faces are those of current and future church leaders. Others represent struggles with love for the world or such questions as the truth of Christianity or whether to believe in a God that mandates sexual norms. Some represent youth who have grown up hearing the gospel and have yet to follow Jesus.

Four from Iglesia Bíblica Maranatha in Pando (and two invited visitors) attended camp. Please continue to pray for perseverance and growth of (especially) the teens and young adults. Several continue to take good steps. A few hours before going through security at the airport this evening, Dr. Casillas challenged the church from Psalm 84:
The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in You (Psalm 84:11-12).

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