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Great visits with both sets of grandparents! Salvation of Eduardo Rocha. We meet new people everyday who need Jesus. Two “Grupo de Impacto” (small groups) started.
“How do we break this code?” -By Scott Carter
"We have to recognize there are cultural barriers (in addition to spiritual ones) that blind people from understanding the gospel. Our task is to find the right way to break through those cultural barriers without removing the spiritual and theological ones." (Ed Stetzer, Breaking the
How can we reach these people? What are we doing wrong? What do we need to change? What did that guy really mean when he said that? We‟ve lived in this country how many years now, why can we not figure these people out?! These are the questions we are asking ourselves. Yet we are not discouraged, if anything we feel a greater sense of need and hope in what God will do with the gospel here...when it‟s his time.
Everyday we understand and learn more of the culture!
Health and encouragement Pray for salvation of the following people: Consuelo Gustavo Guido Freddy & Wilma Miguel & Rosio Freddy Jr. Ivan & Monica Jonathan & Liliana Hugo
Ed Stetzer, a leading Missiologist, in his book “Breaking the Missional Code” talks about the need to understand the “cultural code” where one ministers so that the code can be broken and the gospel can go out in the most effective manner without changing the message of the gospel. Well, we have yet to break the “Costeño Code”! (Costeños are what Colombians on the coast are called and they are very different from the Colombians in Bogota where we ministered our first term.) Everything from the way people talk (accent and vocabulary) to the way they think and act is very different than what we are used to. Our Colombian co-workers, Alfredo and Juana, are having to learn many of these things here too. In our last prayer letter we praised God for the start of our first small group and a few weeks ago the team started a second one. The groups started to really grow and then we hit a wall. In the last few weeks we have seen a steady decline in the attendance of these groups. (Cultural lesson: when it rains, no one goes anywhere. Solution: God is sovereign.)
Carlos Gustavo Lauren Michael & Claudia Eduardo & Maria de Carmen Adriana Rose Mary Olga Mercedes Katy
Santa Marta Mini-missionary Team!
We wish we could write a prayer letter giving you all of the details of how the church is growing by leaps and bounds, but to be honest we feel stuck right now as we try to “break the cultural code” here in Santa Marta, Colombia. So what are we learning through all of this as a church planting team? In one word; faithfulness. The lesson we are learning is that we serve a sovereign God. He is in control of everything, including the salvation of our new friends here in Santa Marta. All he demands of us is faithfulness. He will break the code, when it‟s time!
Joaquin & Elenor Luz Mary Cesar Cindy Andres & Astrit
The Carter Family Newsletter
Makayla is very happy to be part of a gymnastics team. She practices six days a week and works very hard. It has proven to be a very exciting opportunity for ministry. One of Makayla‟s coaches (Guido) pulled her aside last week and said, “Do you know why you are different? It is because you have God!” He has seen how hard she works, how she keeps working while the coach is not looking, and her good attitude when she is corrected. Now remember, this coach does not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ . . .yet! He has come to one of our groups several times and plans to continue coming. Please pray that Makayla can continue to be a light where she is. Not only does Makayla spend a lot of time with the other girls on the team, but as her Mom, I get to spend lot‟s of time with the other moms. This has opened up many great conversations. Please pray that God continues to open up hearts and eyes to see who his son Jesus Christ really is.
We thoroughly enjoyed having our parents come and visit us in the last couple of months. First Laura‟s parents came and a few weeks later Scott‟s parents came as well. We made lot‟s of memories with both sets of grandparents. Some of the highlights were spending time reading, telling stories, going to the beach, seeing a dolphin show, sharing our favorite foods and juices with them and just showing them the city that God has sent us to.
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On Sep. 22, 2010 the Colombian government successfully killed the number 2 commander of the FARC, alias Mono Jojoy in a „smart bomb‟ aerial raid. He was the symbol here of the terror created by the terrorist organization. Mono Jojoy had diabetes and needed special boots to walk in the jungle and the Colombian government found out about this and placed a GPS unit in his special order boots. Read more here: (Mono Jojoy)