After having a busy day of special services on Easter. I spent Monday with my family. We visited the US Embassy here in Santiago to renew the girls’ passports and enjoyed each others’ company the rest of the day.
Tuesday we made follow-up visits with those who visited us on Easter and did some work around the church property. I also got my haircut and had an hour and a half conversation with the barber. He’s a 30-year-old believer that’s hungry to learn more about the Bible but hasn’t found a good church for him and his family (something I hear often). I invited him to ours but he lives 30 minutes away by car. It’d be nice to plant a church close to his home someday. He said he’d still come to visit us soon. I also offered to disciple him close to his home.
Wednesday afternoon Anna and I continued discipling two different couples in our church. Afterward, we had our mid-week service. I’ve been preaching on the virtues of the fruit of the Spirit. I preached about meekness. Only one more sermon left in the series.
Thursday I met a dear brother for breakfast and fellowship. Then I met John and José at the church for our weekly time of church planning and encouragement.
Friday I had an appointment downtown to receive an extension on our visas as we continue to wait for our permanent residential visas. It’s about a 14-month process. In the evening we had our weekly teen’s meeting and Bible study.
Today we had our church-wide visitation followed by a men’s backyard cookout at a church family’s house. We had 12 men show up. Anna and eight other women from our church attended a women’s fellowship at another church within our team of churches here in Santiago.