Reaching out

Once again, Wayne and Patsy Gibson thank you for your prayers as the Lord works in the lives of His people among the Piapocos in Colombia.

More and more, they hear of Christian leaders reaching out to their own people in nearby villages, presenting the Gospel, and affirming believers in the Word.

One of the leaders was asked to teach other leaders upriver on the lessons from Acts for two weeks. About 39 people are attending the teaching sessions and it is going very well.

The ‘Kid’s Bible Club’ will end early July. Three believers have been a big help in teaching the kids. Before when the Gospel was presented, about 34 kids expressed faith in the Lord. Now with the follow up lessons for believers, several attend that are unsaved. However, the Gospel is presented at the end of each lesson, so please pray that these unsaved children will understand and come to know the Lord.

Wayne and Patsy have also been burdened for the Piapoco ladies in another sector, where they had to discontinue the teaching last year due to Covid. Happily surprised at the interest from these new ladies, Patsy and two believers began teaching the foundational lessons once again. Others are also helping to teach.

There is also much interest among the Piapocos from across the border to hear the foundational Gospel lessons.  Yesterday, a group of seventeen adults and nine children arrived for the teaching that will begin tomorrow and take about eighteen days. Some will be trained to teach others in a workshop afterwards.

Pray for the team of teachers, as well as for the kitchen crew as they host this group. Your prayers for this outreach are much appreciated.

In September, Wayne and Patsy will be heading home for four and a half months. Pray that the time spent with family and friends will be a blessing, and for safety in travels. They are grateful for and your prayers for the Piapoco ministry and praise the Lord for what He is doing among them.