My name is Dana. I'm a new missionary here from Astoria, Oregon. I'll be helping with the communication side of things here at the farm such as the blog, newsletters, and website as well as helping with school and daily tasks at the Antioch house.
Samantha has also recently joined the team from Minnesota. She has been here about a month and is a teacher at the school building to the kids the Lord has brought to the farm.
Please keep Samantha and I in your prayers as we adjust to our new home and pray that we can navigate what the Lord has planned for us while here.
The new school year just started and also joining the teaching staff at the school is Darlys (Dar-leese) and Jeffry, both Colombians from Cartagena. Please keep the students and teachers in your prayers, that God may be glorified and the kids will learn, retain, and meet their goals for the year!
Since our last blog update we've gained two new boys, both 10 years old. Please pray that their hearts would be softened to the love of our Savior, Jesus, and for their adjustment time as it's always a difficult transition.
In some VERY exciting news; yesterday we did baptisms at our church service! We had a total of seven baptisms! Including three kids that live here on the farm and four adults from the church. It was a very exciting day and there wasn't a dry eye to be found! Please pray for those who were baptized to continue in their walk and obedience to God. Please also pray for the church as there has been some push back and attacks from the enemy, but we know who has already won the battle!
In other church news we're starting up four new Sunday School classes based off of curriculum from Children Desiring God: The Old Testament, ABC's of God, Promises of God, and In the Beginning... Jesus. Josh will also be preaching a six week series on parenting. Please pray for a fruitful time in fellowship and the Word while we seek to know Him more as a church body. Please also pray for those who will be teaching during Sunday School.
Thank you everyone for your continued prayers!