New missionary—Sheri Beck, who comes from Pennsylvania has completed her language training in Costa Rica and arrived safely in Guayaquil on the evening of September 9. She has located an apartment and is now shopping for furnishings.
Corporation documents—We are expecting to receive two more sets of documents for our corporation application this week. If we are successful, these will complete our latest requirements since the government has added to its list of papers needed. Keep praying. We are getting close.
Lighthouse—Yesterday the Lighthouse Church celebrated a graduation of our intermediate students who are beginning high school. They had caps and gowns and received diplomas for having completed the Bible course presented by our Sunday School teachers. Attendance was a record 121 people, several of whom were there for the first time. Next week we will baptize six new believers and enjoy picnicking and sports afterward at the Gualaceo River park.
Missionary retreat—Next week we will enjoy a three-day retreat with guests Pastor Jim Vermilya and wife, Jeanette, and our area director, Jarvis Ferguson. Pray for a time of refreshing.