Hodsdon Family

December 2015 Prayer Letter

Hodsdon Family: December 2015 Prayer Letter

December, 2015

Dear Praying Friends and Family:

This month, Abby Deal, a young lady from Georgia, is coming to spend time serving the Lord here in Peru.  She leaves on December 18 to be with us for two weeks.  Lord willing she will be teaching our children in Sunday School, lead crafts, and join us in our Christmas festivities.  Please pray for her as she travels and ministers to the Peruvians.  We are super excited to have her with us and she is as excited to serve.

God has blessed our family.  We have been doing very well and are thankful for the opportunity to be here in Peru on your behalf.  God is using us in mighty ways.  Right now, we are memorizing verses in English and Spanish in our family devotions.  Our children have put to memory many verses and we are learning how to share Christ with others while we are out visiting.  Each week we go out, as a family, to spread the Good News of Christ and invite people from Lurin to our church.  Ashilynn has a wonderful attitude and loves to help.  She loves to memorize Scripture and help with the children and teach Children’s church.  She is shy when it comes to going up to people and share, but is willing.  Catelynn loves to interact and talk to anyone and everyone.  She makes friends very easily and is always excited to share Christ and her memory verses with others in Spanish.  Josiah is doing amazingly well with memorizing Scripture.  Right now we are memorizing Romans 3:10-12.  He has it down in English and is working hard on putting it to memory in Spanish.  We are thankful for MK’s that love to be around others and especially is joyful to be here in Peru!  They are a huge help to our ministry!

Our ministries are going well.  Although some of our ministries will slow down during the holiday season, many will be replaced by others; Christmas practices and programs, teen meetings along with evangelism and inviting the neighborhoods to join us on December 20 for our Christmas celebration.  Please pray with us that many new families will join us and many will hear the Gospel and be touched to accept Christ as their personal Savior.  A big Thank You goes out to those who contributed to our Christmas Children’s bundles.  We have received several donations and a few items in the mail as well.  We appreciate your part in this ministry!  May the Lord bless you exceedingly.

In March, we have a mission’s team coming from one of our supporting churches.  They will be staying in Lurin in a rental home (near where our church is located).  We are looking forward to their service to the Lord and help with our church property and construction.

Furture Property:  We are, currently, asking the Lord to supply us with $35,000 (by January 15) to purchase property that has opened up just behind our current location at the radio tower.  If the Lord wills, we pray we can get through all the legal hurdles and purchase this land before our team arrives in March.  Please pray God will press it upon the hearts of others to help in this great need.

We are thankful for those who have faithfully sacrificed to give toward this project.  If this is something that God has laid on your heart to serve Him, please contact us at peruorbust2012@yahoo.com or send your support to Mount Abarim Baptist Missions International (see information below) attention, Peru Building Fund Account.

God’s richest blessings be upon you and Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Carl, Nikki, Ashilynn, Catelynn, and Josiah

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