September 2008

Dear Friends,

We returned to Chile the second week of August after spending eight weeks at the Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Colorado. It was a tremendous joy to participate in this ministry of our sending church, the First Baptist Church of Englewood, and we would like to thank our Pastor, Clifton Mizer, and the Director of the Camp, Bro. Jimmy Carter, for allowing us to be staff missionaries this year. Thank you also to Mark and Mary Gray and all of the terrific staff members; each one of you blessed our hearts and taught us much.

While we were gone our youth department held their winter camp, which they referred to as a short “seminary”. Their intensive Bible Study seems to have led to life-changing decisions which are evident in the behavior of some of the kids.

Since our arrival to Chile we have been busy with several activities, including our church anniversary celebration, a men’s retreat, a pastor’s wives’ retreat, and our annual Independence Day celebration. Dave started teaching his new Bible Institute class on Soteriology. We are now preparing for our mission’s month and for an up-coming baptismal service. There are several candidates, and the church is growing.

In March we wrote about a young couple in Mbuyapey, Paraguay, Kiko and Norma, who were led to the Lord under Pastor Hugo’s ministry. We had asked for prayer for a new Bible Study that this couple began. A few days ago Pastor Hugo received a message from them with very good news! They have gone into an area further into the interior to work with an isolated group of indigenous people, and to date they have been able to lead ten people to the Lord. They continue to minister in that area with Bible Studies.

There is more good news from Paraguay! Pastor Hugo tells us about a man in Mbuyapey named José. José was the town thief (mostly stealing horses), and Hugo had tried for over two years to lead him to the Lord. Within this past month, Kiko dealt with the man once again, and José made a profession of faith. Kiko is now holding Bible Studies with him. Thank you for your prayers for this work, and please continue to pray for the indigenous peoples of Paraguay.

We will be traveling to the States in November for our regularly-scheduled furlough and have several conferences and meetings planned. Thank you for continuing to pray for us as we organize our work here and begin our busy schedule in the States.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Your missionaries,

Dave and Peggy Disney
Your missionaries to Chile