February 2012

Dear Friends,

We would like to share some good news, some sad news and an important announcement with you.

Good News:

The Bible Baptist Church of La Reina, Santiago held it’s annual family camp in January.  The theme was, “Small Things doing Big Works”, based on Proverbs  6:6-11.  In the two weeks since camp, our folks, especially the youth group, have been showing some real enthusiasm for God’s work.  Just this past Sunday one dear lady brought a visitor who made a profession of faith at the end of the services.

Sad News:

Last Monday Dave took a few hours off to ride his bike up a nearby mountain.  On his way back down the hill he rounded a curve and hit a patch of water flowing across the road.  He fell, along with three other bike riders, and fractured his right shoulder blade.  The fracture is large and jagged, but thanks to the Lord he will probably not need surgery.  He was able to come home from the hospital the same day with his arm and shoulder immobilized.  He will have to remain in this mummified position for a month and then will have to get further x-rays and see the doctor again.

This is difficult for him, as he cannot write or drive or do many basic functions.  But he keeps busy studying and working from home for now.  There’s always something to do!

One bright spot in this picture is that last Sunday Dave was able to lead our apartment building attendant to the Lord.  What a blessing!

Important Announcement:  

We are planning a short furlough this year, beginning in August and returning sometime in January of 2013.  Please advise us if you would like a visit from the Disneys.

Our main goal is to try to raise monthly support.  In 2011 three supporting churches were forced to drop several of their missionary families, including the Disneys, and other churches had to decrease their monthly support to their missionaries.

The cost of living in Chile has increased, and is now at 112 percent compared with the cost of living in the United States.  The decreasing value of the dollar also makes it more difficult to make ends meet these days!

There are many new missions springing up here (grandchildren!), and many of the new young pastors and workers have been asking us to spend more time with them, teaching, preaching and counseling.  Please pray that the Lord will provide the funds that we need to enable us to continue to minister here in Chile.

Dave and Peggy Disney