Friday, December 4, 2015

Standing on the Promises

DJ & Jodi's October/November Update
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Standing on the Promises


It's absolutely amazing to see how God coordinates and connects so many little things in life. These past two months have been filled with evidences nearly daily of God's wise and overarching plan for our lives.

For instance, when we were in the mountains about two months ago, we picked up a random guy who needed a ride. DJ, Manny Romero (RN), and two Bolivian medical doctors are out on a trip this week into some remote villages. They couldn't find the guy who said he'd meet them and they needed a place to stay for the night. As they drove into a village, they met that guy we'd picked up! He connected them with the schoolteacher, an Adventist man, who then offered to let the guys sleep in the schoolhouse. What an incredible God we serve!
In late September we attended a regional campmeeting in Cajuata (Kah-who-ah-ta), a village in the mountains about 9 hours out of La Paz. It was wonderful to see nearly 400 fellow believers get together to fellowship and learn more about God. This is where we made our first contacts with people willing to "show" us where remote villages are in the mountains.

Pictured below are the campmeeting tent and a couple who kept DJ's Bible for a month after he forgot it on a previous trip.
The hand-dug baptismal pool at the campmeeting in Cajuata.
Trip to Santa Cruz
A couple months ago, DJ took a trip to Santa Cruz to install larger tires on one of GMI's Cessna aircraft. In early October we went down there again to do the same installation on the second Cessna. We enjoyed the warmer weather, running around without getting severely out of breath, and time with our fellow missionary friends and their puppies. We're excited that the Wilsons are planning to move up to the northern jungles by the end of the year, and we keep praying that God will open up the work in those remote corners of Bolivia again soon.
The two Cessnas in Santa Cruz sport their newly installed larger tires.
Our new team is growing!
In October, the Eno family and Manny Romero arrived to join the team, nearly tripling the workforce! The Enos are settling in, learning lots of Spanish, adjusting to the ins and outs of the city, and working on the many steps in the visa paperwork process. Since Manny is here for only three months, he's skipping the visa stuff and has been out with DJ on several trips into the mountains.

For altitude adjustment and some visa paperwork, we took our newly arrived teammates to Cochabamba, which is at 8,000 ft. God worked a handful of miracles for us during the four days we were there.
Our new team heading to Cochabamba.
The Eno family enjoying the Eucalyptus forrest in Cochabamba.
Dreaming of the Country

We're all getting the itch. With a 100% vote, we as a team have decided that it's time to move out of the city. We're ready to work for the Lord closer to those mountain regions we want to serve. Having said that, we don't exactly know where God want us to go. Please keep this in prayer as we continue to explore and make steps to moving out to the country while still ultimately desiring that Better Country.
The best kind of traffic.

We hope to have an update out soon about the last few trips DJ and a medical team have taken into some remote places in the mountains. They are out, even as I write this, laying the footwork for our presence in these remote communities offering free medical services. Please keep them in your prayers!

Thanks for lifting us up in prayer and for supporting us and the mission work in the highlands of Bolivia.
God bless!

Jodi & DJ
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Learning First Aid.

It's been a long time since I donned my beloved Pathfinder scarf. It finally made it's way out of the dark corners a couple weeks ago as we began to recruit and meet with about 10 energetic youngsters on Sunday mornings. Club Siba is now in full swing, with not only church members, but also several interested youth from the community. It's a delight to be part of helping them get their Club de Conquistadores going again!

Good 'ole Samson just keeps on rolling, dealing well with what we put him through. We are excited to have finally received and installed the piece of the drive shaft we ordered in June.

Also, somewhere over the ocean blue is a palate that the Enos packed and shipped before they came down. On it are a nice new set of tire chains and a brand new Old Man Emu heavy-duty suspension. Samson is sure looking forward to the new ride :).
Airplane Campaign

If you haven't seen our airplane campaign yet, please check it out at the link below.

We'd love it if you'd like to join us in campaigning for a life-saving plane to work for the Lord in the highlands/ mountain regions of Bolivia.

Learn about our Airplane Campaign
Top Project Needs:
1. Ophthalmoscope/ Otoscope ($200 or donated one)

2. Vehicle - Land Cruiser Ambulance ($25,000)

3.  Medical Supplies (purchased here, $500-$1000)

4.  Children's books in Spanish ($500, or any amount)

5.  Airplane - Super Cub (see campaign)
 Thank You!
It is such a blessing to see God's hand working through generous people:
1. Heavy Duty Suspension (Need Met)

2. Tire Chains (Need Met)

3. General Funds for trips, medical supplies, & project expenses (Need Met for this month)
Be a Financial Missionary - Sponsor an Item

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I'm serious when I say you should join our prayer team!

Keep updated on ways you can pray for us and hear about how God is working here in Bolivia.

Click on the link below to sign up:
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This project is funded entirely by donations. If you'd like to be a part, we accept tax-deductible donations through Gospel Mission Aviation, Inc.

Donations can be given:
     - Link on the "Donate" page of our website
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100% of your donations go directly to our project.
Thanks for being the wind in our sails and the oxygen for our fire!

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