Sunday, April 26, 2009

We recently spent time in El Salvador with Missionaries Lynn and Victor Diaz. We were in three different cities, San Miguel, Usulutan, and San Salvador. We taught two day seminars educating Pastors, Latin America ChildCare workers, and local medical workers on the facts of HIV/AIDS and how the church should be a safe haven for those suffering with the illness. Below is a picture of a group of Pastors and workers receiving their certificates for attending the seminar.

Missionary Paul Duda enjoyed a time of worship with David Molina leading worship. El Salvador has some warm temperatures this time of the year, around 95-100 degrees with full humidity. It is a beautiful country with great food. We ate a national dish called pupusas, rice tortillas filled with cheese, meat, and beans.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

We finished up in Northern New England with itineration. We got to see family and friends during the month of March. Pictured to the right is Gregg and Jeanne Randall, long-time friends. Gregg and Jeanne were pioneer pastors in Ellsworth, Maine during the time (late 70's - early 80's), we pioneered the church, Elim Assembly of God in Bath, Maine. It was nice to be able to connect with our friends of many years. They work in the NNED District Office.
Pictured to the left is the Duda Family with our brother-in-law Todd Bilodeau's Dad on the far left. Paul's Mom Nancy Duda is second from the end to the right.
We are so grateful to our family, to our Pastors, supporters, and prayer partners for your support over the past 20 years. We could not do our work without your help and love. We do not take this for granted, especially during these hard economic times that everyone is experiencing, some the loss of jobs after many years with a company.

Pictured to the right is Darlene and Ken Bosse with missionary Paul J. Duda at their home in Raymond, NH. Darlene made us a wonderful meal after church.
We enjoyed fellowship with them and getting to know them better after being friends for over 20 years. Itineration is a great time to catch up and spend time together. Pastor Ken and Darlene were very generous to us and very kind.