We have had a busy fall! Nick is still preaching a couple times a week, and this Thursday he is starting at the church’s new ministry to teen boys at the local juvenile detention center. The young men are there for anywhere from 1-30 days. Some of the men from the church go over every Thursday and attempt to build relationships and share the Gospel with them. This ministry started out slow, but we’ve seen real progress and last week one of the boys got saved!
A few weeks ago, Nick got the opportunity to be involved in revival meetings held at the federal penitentiary in our area. Nick had the opportunity to lead a young, Muslim man to the Lord. We were able to get him signed up to receive discipleship material. Please pray that he would grow in his relationship with the Lord while he is in prison.
As some of you may know, we found out in November that we were expecting our third child. However, the Lord chose to take the child home in December. We are recovering well, although we are still sad to have to wait to meet this child. Please continue to pray for us in this matter.
Next Sunday (the 23rd) is the church’s Christmas cantata. Nick has an acting part in it, and Lindsey has a small part as well. We are praying for many visitors and that the salvation message of the cantata would be clear.
January 5th Lindsey starts her class at the Boston Language Institute to become certified in teaching English as a second language. This class meets every Saturday from January-March. Her certification would allow us to get on the list of potential places to learn English for new immigrants that they are given when they get to Boston. Please pray that Lindsey would be a good testimony to her class mates and that she would do well in this class.
On January 6th, Nick will be working with a missionary to Cape Verde to hold an evangelistic Portuguese service for the Cape Verdean people in Brockton, MA. The service will be held at a church in the area. We are praying that souls will be saved and that those people would become involved in the church in that area. We are also praying that this would give Nick the opportunity to build a relationship with the Cape Verdean people in Brockton that would result in opportunities to reach the thousands of Cape Verdeans in the area to which God has called us to plant a church.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. We hope that you have (had) a Merry Christmas!