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July - September 2017 Newsletter

Greeting from high above the clouds! Spring has sprung in our We have a YouTube Channel!
part of Ecuador. We are doing well and have been busy with our Please check our “Pate Ministries”
bible clubs and our visiting mission teams. We are so privileged YouTube channel. We update it
to have teams come and join us in showing the love of Christ with videos from our bible clubs and
and sharing the gospel with children and their families in remote team testimonies.

villages high above the clouds in the Southern Andes Mountains.
Itineration Time (raising funds and ministry awareness):
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Village Highlight: Llaucay is one of our new villages. It’s over an hour We will be in the States November 18 through January 31 .
drive outside of Cuenca. We host a “once a We will be traveling through Florida, Georgia, North Carolina,
month” bible club in a small house church with 26 South Carolina, Virginia and Alabama. While our speaking
children. Meet one of our kids, Tania. She is 10 engagement itinerary is almost full for Sunday mornings, we still
years old and has 4 brothers and 3 sisters. Her have some Wednesday nights available to share about Ecuador
favorite color is blue and her favorite subject is Missions. If you would like us to
Science. Tania’s share our ministry with a small
village has no group, missions team, individuals
grocery store so or just to have breakfast, lunch or
they grow what dinner, we would love to meet up
they eat and use with you. The “gringo” fellowship
the rest to barter for other needs. is much needed and wonderful for
Dena and I. While we are gone,
our Ecuadorian team will continue
3 Annual School Backpack Project: We gave out over 350 the bible clubs, Praise the Lord!
backpacks filled with school supplies, hygiene products and a

complete Spanish bible. Many of you supported Praise Reports:

the project by giving • We were able to raise the funds to build a small concrete
money to purchase home for the humble family of 10 in Llaucay.
bibles or items that had • The church construction in La Florida is almost complete.

to be purchased in Prayer requests:
country or sent items
• Our financial supporters and future supporter growth.
with a visiting mission
• The children, teens and adults in our bible clubs will accept
teams. Each child was Christ this year.
so happy to receive a
• 2018-2019 missions teams & missionary interns.
backpack; it was like Christmas morning Special Prayer Request: We are praying that God will send us
with the amount of excitement. The best part of this project is not a Christian couple to come and work alongside us. If the Lord
the monetary value of the items, but that God’s word has an has been dealing with you about this, please contact me (Gary)
eternal value! These backpacks are truly a blessing to the at
families, so thank you for giving to this project.
How can we pray for you? We pray for those who have sent
us prayer requests, so please feel free to call us, email us and
let us know how we can pray for you or just say Hi.
A Message to our ministry partners: We are so grateful to
those of you who pray, invest, partner and give financially to
this HIS work in Ecuador
through Pate Ministries. Ble ssings, Gary & Dena

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