We trust you are doing well. Many of you are beginning to think about summer and all that goes with that. It’s an exciting time of year, with graduations and weddings going on! We are in the middle of fall here, with winter beginning on June 21. The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler. Jokingly, I recently told a teacher at our language school that now is a good time to head back to the U.S.! We love it here and are thankful to serve the Lord here.
First Time to Teach in Spanish!
Christa and I both had the opportunity to teach completely in Spanish in May. The Saturday before Mother’s Day, our church here had a Ladies’ Meeting. Pastor Silva’s wife Peggy asked Christa if she could give her testimony and teach a lesson to the ladies. Christa prepared and got some help with the corrections. There were over 50 ladies who came, with some of those being ladies who don’t normally come to church. Christa was told that she did a good job, and she was a blessing to the ladies. I was asked to teach the kids one Sunday morning. I prepared a series on the Armor of God to teach the kids. The first lesson was intended to teach the kids that we are in a spiritual fight, and we can only have the victory with God’s help. I was able to teach the lesson in Spanish, and afterwards, the lady who normally teaches told me that she understood almost everything. It was such a joy to teach the kids in their language without having to rely on a translator! I am looking forward to preaching in a regular church service in June. Thank you for praying for our Spanish classes. Please pray that we continue to learn and grow in this area.
Soul Winning in a Dangerous Area
I had the privilege of going soul winning with a national pastor in an area that is a little dangerous due to crime. Where we live, we have electricity and heat, but many of the people there don’t have those things. The city doesn’t go to that area to fix the roads or pick up the garbage. The pastor and I put our cell phones in our socks in case we got robbed. We had a great time talking with people and found a number of people interested in the Gospel and church. I ended up being more terrified of the guard dogs than the people there! Praise the Lord that nearly 400 church invitations were given out! A family also came and visited church the next day as a result, and a mom trusted in Christ as her Saviour!
Thank you for praying for and supporting us here in Uruguay.
Your missionaries to Uruguay,
Tim, Christa, Ethan, Evan, and Emmalynn Simmons