Katie & Talia (doing what we Church of Christers do best... celebrating with yummies!)
Celebrating Talia's baptism at the Sandoval's
As if that wasn't blessing enough last week, we were so blessed to have the new Sucre, Bolivia mission team here this weekend to visit and do some shopping (as they're all getting settle into their new homes in Sucre). They are a team of two families, two single guys and a single gal. We are SO excited (did I mention we're excited?) to have them here working for the Lord and with us in Bolivia! One of the family units on the Sucre team is Josh's youngest sister, her husband and son and so Josh's parents were also in this weekend visiting. We had potluck after church today and with the Sucre team we knew it would be a full house, and a happy one! But then we were so blessed to have 5 or more first time visitors... many of whom were family members of Cochabambinos who have been attending church with us here. So overall it was an amazing Sunday here for the church in Cochabamba.
The Sucre team was able to share some of their faith stories and their vision for the work in Sucre. As I sat listening to my brothers in Christ share stories of how God had transformed their lives', their families' and their life visions' tears of joy streamed down my face! It always moves me to listen to how God has pursued relationship with those I meet, and it humbled me today to know that I am able to call such amazing brothers and sisters not only family, but partners in the work here. Please continue to pray for the work here... for Talia and her new walk with the Lord... for the church here as it continues to amaze us with who God is bringing to himself through our being here... and for the team in Sucre as they get settled in their new homes and new work here in Bolivia! God is so good and today I was blessed to be witness to just a glimpse of how good!