A newsletter that isn’t six months late? WHAT? Is there something wrong with me? Shh. Just enjoy it while it’s happening.
Before we go any further, we’d like to let you all know that, thanks to some generous donations from friends and family, we will be able to make our furlough trip this year. If you are a church that supports us, please check your email for a message from us. We’d like to visit you this furlough!
Ok, moving on . . .
August and September have been pretty great months! The kids are transitioning into new, interesting stages. They’re learning so much, and I love seeing how they grow! As I have mentioned in previous letters/entries, we decided, as a family, to invest in year passes to our local zoo. It’s educational for Lydia, and great for a day trip. Lydia isn’t homeschooling yet, but I take every opportunity when we’re out to teach her something new.
There’s a section at the zoo that has to do with dinosaurs and archaeology. Lydia really likes to “discover” the dinosaur buried in the sand. We had quite a few really nice days, and it was good to get out of the house and let the kids play.
I finished up the Discipleship class with Malli, and now we’re working on Basic Bible Doctrine and Hermeneutics. Honestly, it’s been a real blessing, because the way she applies the knowledge I give her is just amazing. I may have the book information, but she has the experience to apply it in ways that are wise. I teach, but I also learn.
On September 8th, I participated in a Women’s Fellowship event. I preached one of the sermons for the day. I talked about attitudes that kill the spirit, and practical steps to address them. The sermon was called “Emotional Cancers”. It was a good day, and I made a lot of connections.
Whenever we’re home all day, I keep up with websites and blogs. At the moment, I manage a website, five blogs (and do occasional write-ins at another), the Facebook and Twitter pages for each of those blogs, and I write the newsletters. It takes a lot of time, but I enjoy doing what I do. See the bottom of this newsletter for links, if you’re interested in knowing what websites and blogs these are.
Mike has been teaching two short classes at two churches– Montijo (teaching Hermenutics) and Pudahuel (teaching Basic Bible Doctrine). The Institute is currently on break, and will resume classes when we return from furlough.
He has also continued participating in meetings for ministers. They formed the first group several years ago, seeking to encourage unity, spiritual growth, and mutual encouragement. They’ve had their ups and downs, but have continued to meet regularly to study the Word and encourage each other.
The church has been doing well. Most of the member attend faithfully every Sunday. The Wednesday night Bible study has begun streaming video, so that members who can’t make it then, can still listen in from their homes. It includes a chat room where they can add comments if they have any.
We attended a retreat for ministers and their wives. There were services, workshops, a day trip to see the surrounding area, and a concert in the evening. Overall, a nice experience.
And that’s what we were up to in August! Thanks for reading this, and we hope to see you soon. Many blessings!
Mike and Tabi Boyce
Cornerstone Chilean Mission Website, Blog, Facebook
Preguntas Teológicas Website, Facebook, Twitter
El Discípulo Cristiano Website, Facebook
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