April 2012

HEALTH NEWS:  Dave has made steady progress since the accident of January 23rd when he fractured his right shoulder blade from a fall off of his bike.  We are very grateful that all damage has been slowly healing, the fracture has begun to mend.  Dave was able to start therapy sessions last week, and he is regaining much of the movement in his arm.  We are so grateful for the cards, letters, emails and phone calls.  And we were blessed with a couple of extra offerings to help with the medical bills as well!  Thank you all so very much!

For Dave’s part, he’s just so glad to be able to get back in the pulpit!  It was a joy for him to be able to lead a dear lady to the Lord a couple of weeks ago as well.

ANNUAL PASTOR’S CAMP:  There were 84 folks at this year’s camp, representing 22 churches from the US, Chile and Argentina.  Dr. W. L. Smith was a blessing through his messages from the Word of God.

NEWS ON PARAGUAY:  Our church here in Santiago, the Bible Baptist Church of La Reina, has a real fervor for missions, and we sent Pastor Hugo to Paraguay last week to take part in some church meetings and counsel some of the pastors and leaders.  His previous work in that country gained him much respect in the churches with which he had working relations.  Please pray for these churches and for Pastor Hugo.

QUAKE:  On March 25th, at about 7:30 pm on Sunday, there was a 7.1 earthquake just about 18 miles north of Talca.  Our churches in Talca and Constitucion were in their Sunday evening services.  No one was injured, but they were certainly shaken.  Pastor Gary’s home suffered some damage, mostly broken household items.  But the cracks that were already there from the 2010 quake are now wider, according to reports.  Mostly, everyone was just frightened.  Thank the Lord for His protection!

We would like to note here that we are still waiting for the permits to come through to give us the okay to rebuild the church in Talca.  It has been two years now since that church was destroyed, and we are just amazed at this continued delay.  Please pray for this project!

FURLOUGH:  This is a reminder that we will be leaving for furlough in August.  Please pray that we will be able to increase our monthly support to make up for the loss of supporting churches over the years and to cover the increasing cost of living (a gallon of gas was $6.60 the last time we filled up).  Churches in five states have contacted us, and we are excited about seeing you.  Please be sure to let us know if you would like the Disneys to visit your church while we are there.

It is an honor to serve the Lord!

Dave and Peggy Disney