Daniel and Misty Wilder Prayer Letter: The Difference a Change of Clothes MakesThe Wilder family would like to express our most sincere gratitude for how you have enthusiastically supported our house project. Many of you have let us know that you are praying for us, and others have given, while some have even planned a missions trip to help us build our house. We are overwhelmed by your love and generosity towards us. Please continue to pray with us about this project. We have finished the foundation and are now working on the metal frame for the house.

The Guatemalan school year ends this month, and the new one starts in January. This year we had 30 students enrolled in our Christian school, all of whom come to our church. Thank you to all of you who have helped to make this possible. As we soon begin to prepare for 2022, would you please pray about the need for teachers? So many children are not studying right now because of the effects of COVID-19, and I would like to reach them with the Gospel and a good education before the gangs do. “. . . The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38)

I recently had the privilege of ordaining one of our pastors, Marvin Yos. He, along with his family, started the Iglesia Bautista el Faro in a town called Parramos almost 3 years ago. The Lord has really blessed, and they are now averaging 50 in their Sunday morning services. I have a vision to start a church in each of the 16 municipalities of Chimaltenango. So far, we have had the opportunity to start 3 churches in 3 different municipalities, and we are presently training a young man in our Bible institute to start a church in another.

When I went to visit Marta Lidia, a mother from one of our bus routes who recently accepted Christ, I had the opportunity to meet her daughter Crisbel. Crisbel is a single mother who suffered great financial loss during the COVID shutdown. I was able to witness to her; and she, too, accepted Christ as her Saviour. I then proceeded to invite her to church, but she would not commit herself to coming. When I asked her why she would not, she frankly told me that she did not own a skirt or dress, and she did not feel comfortable going to church in pants. (I later found out that she had sold all her nice clothes to buy food for her baby girl.) She then told me that she did not even own a pair of shoes—she borrowed her sister’s shoes if she needed to go out. I gave one of the lady workers some money to take her out and buy her an outfit and shoes. She has been faithful to church ever since, and not only that, one of her sisters has also accepted Christ. Praise the Lord!

His for souls,

Daniel and Misty Wilder, Lydia, Charity, Emily, Hannah, Serenity, and Benjamin