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Our family health has improved. Medina family financial situation is improving We have made many contacts. Adjusting to heat. First “Grupo de Impacto” (small group) started.
“Sweeping away my pride” -by Laura Carter
Does sweeping your front porch make number one on your priority list everyday? How about sweeping the section of street in front of your house? Well, this is a matter of great importance in our new neighborhood. At first, it just wasn't’ a priority for me as I worked to get our house in order. But the need for daily sweeping soon became obvious. First of all, we are so thankful to have 2 fruit trees shading our front patio, but they are constantly dropping leaves and fruit (1 nispero tree and 1 mango tree). Second of all, after talking with a nice neighbor about the endless sweeping, I got a clear answer. She kindly explained to me the importance of sweeping everyday and how the neighbors were already talking about the new, untidy neighbors. Well, that part didn’t really bother me, but the expectation to do it ASAP, every morning got to me. I started thinking, “It’s my house, if I want to I will” or “Sweep the street, please” and “For heaven’s sake, it’s not like there’s nothing else to do first thing in the morning.” So began my week of conflict with sweeping. I had quite a few conversations with the Lord about it. I struggled to admit the root of my sweeping issues. Why did I not want to do it everyday? Do I mind sweeping? No, I rather enjoy it. Did my front patio need to be swept? Yes, desperately! So what was the problem? The problem was a selfish, prideful heart that doesn’t like to be told what to do. This admission brought me into a time of self-evaluation. What else in my heart was being controlled by selfishness and pride? What I found wasn’t pretty, but the Lord helped me do some very necessary cleaning on the inside.
Pray for salvation of the following people: Consuelo Gustavo Guido Freddy & Wilma Miguel & Rosio Freddy Jr. Ivan & Monica Jonathan & Liliana Hugo
Carlos Gustavo Lauren Michael & Claudia Eduardo & Maria de Carmen Adriana Rose Mary Olga Mercedes Katy
Joaquin & Elenor Luz Mary Cesar Cindy Andres & Astrit
Who would have thought that a little sweeping would lead to a time of spiritual housecleaning. What simple thing in your life is pointing to something deeper in your heart? Will you ignore it claiming it is no big deal? Or will you respond to the Holy Spirit and do your own selfevaluation? As for me, I am going to just keep on sweeping, inside and out!
The Carter Family Newsletter
Three weeks ago we started our first “Impact Group” (Grupo de Impacto). Impact Groups are small groups that meet in homes to foster fellowship. Since we are just starting these groups, they will very evangelistic as we are starting with non-believers. For the first one, we had a meal and invited many people to attend to Impact Group involved in an ice breaker. kick off the groups. 22 adults (all non-believers) and 9 children showed up for the first group in our home! What a joy to share the gospel to a group like that! The following week only one lady showed up (it rained all day and no one goes out in the rain here). Last Friday, 9 adults and 2 children attended. Please be praying for the following:
New groups starting soon in neighborhood of “Jardín” and the town of “Taganga”. That it won’t rain on the night of the groups! Salvation of those attending.
Jackson is enjoying his Tai-Kwon-Do classes and really doing well at it. Let me tell you, you don’t want to meet him in a dark alley. Makayla has joined a competitive gymnastics team and is loving Colombian school. it. She is making lots of friends and inviting everyone to the Impact Groups. Avianna started school last week and is slowly adjusting. She is also taking swim lessons and really enjoying her teacher.
New pet (Lisa) Avianna is now attending a
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