February 2013 Update
Chaz & Kari Dull (2000)
Hello from Loja, Ecuador!
We hope this finds you doing very well and enjoying the many blessings of the Lord in your life. We, as a family, had the wonderful opportunity to go away on a small vacation this past week - WHAT A BLESSING! It had been a long time since we had done so, so we decided to take the trek to a little town that has a beautiful beach to enjoy in an inexpensive hotel that had room for all seven of us in one room. We were able to enjoy God's beautiful creation, as we stepped out of the mountain region where we live, and spent some days in the warm coastal region of Ecuador. It was an awesome time together as a family, as we were able to spend time all together, laughing, playing, talking, praying and growing closer together as a family unit!
Our first day back in to town, God opened the door for a new Bible Study with a man who owns a paper supply store nearby, as Chaz had opportunity to talk with him as Chaz was walking by his store. He wants to study on Saturday mornings, so please pray that he really will stick with this and do so and that God will save his soul. Minutes later, as Chaz continued walking down the road, the man who has a restaurant nearby asked Chaz to come on down and study with him right then, so Chaz came home, gathered up his things and off he went to teach the Word to this man. We were so thankful to see God open these doors.
The small church plant is small, but God is working in hearts and we are so thankful. At one point there were a good 40 people attending the Sunday service, but some have moved, others have stopped coming, and the group has gotten smaller, but we remind ourselves that God is the one doing the work and that a good number of souls have been saved. We pray that God will continue to draw people to Himself, that others will begin studying and that God will grow His church in His time and in His way. We pray that those who moved away will be faithful in teaching others what they have learned and that others will be saved. Please pray patience for us as we wait on Him and continue teaching and discipling those who are studying and that are growing in their walk with Him. The men continue to meet on Tuesday evenings and the ladies on Wednesdays and these studies are encouraging as we see people committed to growing as they study His Word more in depth. Please pray as we, along with our co-workers, prepare weekly for these studies and for the services and children's ministry classes, along with discipleship and evangelistic studies...that we will be able to prepare effectively and then present the material in a way that is understandable to those listening and that the Word of God would speak. We know that it is Him who does the work and it is His Word that changes lives!
We also are traveling about 45 minutes away each Tuesday to study with a family in a nearby town. We pray that God will be glorified through this study, that we will have safety each week as we travel to and from the study, and the this family will be saved and/or grow in Him. It would be neat to see them invite others as well to study His Word.
We are also excited as a missions group will be coming from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, Pa. in March. Please pray as most of the planning is done, but there is still more that needs to take place for that, and more details will be coming!
Thank you for your prayers and for your support of our family and this ministry! God bless,
Chaz and Kari Dull
Hudson, Davis, Caedmon, Gabriella and Marta
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