We hope everyone is well. It's been a while since our last update, and we have some significant news to share about our journey with the IMB.
Changes in Our Path: Destination Lima, Peru
This year has seen some unexpected turns. Initially, our plan revolved around Colombia. But as many of you know, obtaining a Colombian visa has become challenging. Earlier this year, a position opened up when the Affinity Group Leader (AGL) was promoted. By June, we learned that our supervisors from Bogota had been chosen for this role, requiring them to move to Lima, Peru.
When we met with our supervisors in June, they presented the possibility of us moving to Lima as well. After much discussion and prayer, we agreed this was the right step. Relocating will enable closer collaboration and will also expand Jared's role to cover digital engagement across the Americas. Thus, we're thrilled to announce our move to Lima by year's end. Though different from our initial plans, we see God's guidance in this change.
Digital Engagement Training
Over the next few months, Jared will undergo specialized training for his role. This will involve traveling, so we request your prayers for safe journeys and strength for Amy and the kids during his absence.
Visiting Loved Ones
On a lighter note, Jared's parents recently visited us in Mexico. We had a memorable time vacationing in Cancun. It was a joyful time spent together making memories. We eagerly await their visit in Lima and are equally thrilled about Amy's mom planning her trip to see us in Peru.
With Amy completing her language school, homeschooling has resumed. Though we initially had a Spanish tutor, Amy has taken over teaching Spanish. As we adjust to the homeschooling routine, we pray that our children continue improving their language skills and form bonds with the local kids.
As for Jared, his Spanish classes continue. He's progressing and preparing for an upcoming language exam. Your prayers for reaching the advanced high level by year-end would be appreciated.
Blessings and Praises
Your continuous prayers have been felt. Despite the distance and time, your support has been encouraging. We believe our transition to Lima is a result of your prayers. We're also thankful for our progress in learning Spanish and our involvement with the local church in Mexico. Our participation in local outreach activities and interactions with fellow church members have been fulfilling.
- Jared's success in the upcoming language exam.
- Continuous improvement in our children's Spanish-speaking skills.
- Safe travels for Jared in September and strength for Amy managing alone.
- Guidance for our supervisors, the Brungardts, in their new role.
- Success of our church's community outreach in Tecola, Mexico.