We have been busy over the past few weeks! Since our last prayer letter Nick has started teaching Teen Sunday School, and on Wednesday nights we teach the 3-5 year old class. The 3-5 year old age group is definitely a challenge but we’re really enjoying it! Gabe is in that class, and it is interesting to observe how he acts in a class with other kids his age.
Nick and Pastor DiGiacomo and two other men from the church are beginning a ministry at a juvenile detention center nearby. They will have the opportunity to visit with them every Thursday night and just build relationships that will hopefully lead to opportunities to share the Gospel. Most of these boys will be there for 1-30 days, so we are praying for quick connections to them as the time to build friendships is limited. We hope that Nick’s involvement in this ministry will open the door for him to get into the prisons and jails in inner-city Boston.
We traveled to Pennsylvania last weekend for Lindsey’s aunt’s wedding, and on our way back stopped for a meeting with a pastor with whom we went to college. It is really exciting to connect with people we went to school with and see them still serving God.
We are home for a few days and then we will leave for 3 mission conferences in Pennsylvania, and then we will be home for the winter! This will be Nick’s first full New England winter, so please pray for him to be mentally prepared for all the cold and snow.
We are planning for Lindsey to begin classes to be certified in teaching English as a second language (TESL). This class will meet every Saturday, January through March. At the end of the class, she will have certification, a curriculum she wrote herself, and references should she ever want to teach at a language school. We are very excited to use this certification as a tool to meet and minister to immigrants. Our hope is that we can teach English as a ministry of our church alongside a simple English service. Lindsey could also use the certification to teach in a language school and meet students who might not come to a church for an English class. Please pray for her as this class is supposed to be fairly intense with the homework assignments, and pray for Nick as he manages with the kids on those Saturdays.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support!