Ehlers Family Letter April 2011 .pdf

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Getting Ready
Our tickets are booked for May 10th
and the countdown is on! We’ve been
packing, getting together with friends and
family, and preparing our paperwork to
leave the country.
Last week, our church commissioned and
prayed for us, which is an experience that
we think everyone should have, whether
they are serving God across the world or
across the street. It was a very neat
experience to know the support that our
church has for this ministry, and it also

made
this journey feel real.
We’ve been talking about going to Bolivia
for more than half of Miles’ life (he’s three),
and as we get ready, we’ve been trying to
explain moving the best we can. Some days
he asks, “are we going to Bolivia today?” as
casually as if we were going to the grocery
store. We’re excited that Corina and Marco
(directors at El Jordán) have a two year old,
so Miles will have a little friend as soon as
we arrive.
Neither of us has been away from family for
more than a couple of months, so this is our
first time in life saying a big “good-bye.”
Our good-byes started last week and we still
have nine more days full of them, before we
start saying “hello” in Bolivia.

Construction site of new men’s ministry building

Our New Home
Once we get to Bolivia, we'll likely start off
living at El Jordán, in a 4th floor apartment.
We'll be close to work for Jess, and a bit farther
for Sam who will probably be helping with
construction at the new property (where we'll
move once an apartment is completed there).

Please pray…
We have a great flight schedule, but this will be
Miles’ first time on a plane – please pray that he
will stay calm and cheerful!
That we will settle in to our new routine quickly
once we arrive, so we can be effective early on.

Learning Curve

Partner with Us

As we finish up packing and saying “good-bye”
here, we've been trying to imagine what our life
will look like in Bolivia. Since we've never been
there, it's hard to picture what the experience
will be like, so we gather information from
El Jordán's newsletters.

Thanks so much to everyone who has
supported us! We feel extremely prayedfor over the past few months, and we've
seen the fruit of those prayers as God has
brought us up to 98% of our financial
support needs!

In the latest letter, Corina talks about a young
woman who went for brain surgery this past
week. In Bolivia when a person goes into
surgery they need to provide their own
medication, surgical gloves, anaesthetic, IV fluids
and sometimes even the equipment to do the
surgery (which can be rented). This is very
different from Canada's Medicare system, and
was important for us to learn details like this
one.

Every decision to give is important to us,
and to God’s Kingdom. If you would like
to give, and to help us cross that vital
100% mark, please donate online at:

Besides the medical system, we will be learning a
new political and school system, as well as a new
language,
culture,
climate
and
routine.
Thankfully, in our situation, we will have guides
who know the ways of Bolivia and are able to
help us as we learn them.

Praise to the LORD

LORD, you are my God; I will exalt
you and praise your name, for in
perfect faithfulness you have done
wonderful things, things planned
long ago.
ISAIAH 25:1

www.avantministries.org/give
Or mail payment to:
Avant Ministries
2121 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2G 1P8
Our project number is 11846.
Sam & Jess Ehlers
sjehlers@avmi.org
samandjessehlers.blogspot.com


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