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Deep gratitude to God for launching the marriage education ministry this year …

Roger & Laura Dye
Church Planting for Today's Latin America
Dye family photo

Triple-parked

May 2013

Someone asked, "Where did all these people come from?" Thirty-five couples filled the church for a marriage conference by our friends from FamilyLife. The conference title was called A Day to Remember, and it really was a day to remember. It was a strange cross section of our contacts and friends. Some came from far away. Others were friends of friends. One fellow received Christ. Half rededicated themselves to the Lordship of Christ. The day went off without a hitch. Our friends, Daniel and Donna Jarstfer from Virginia served lunch, ferried people to and fro, and allowed us to be there without so many direct responsibilities. We could have used about five more parking places in the skimpy parking lot, but no one complained. They all double- and triple-parked, ready to be there the whole day. Leonel and Miriam Motta (from FamilyLife) spoke with grace and authority.
 
Thank you for praying!! From that day came yet more contacts for more conferences. The most notable is the head Protestant Chaplain of the Chilean Navy who asked FamilyLife to return with their Military Ministry for all four branches of Chilean military. Wow! We did not see that one coming but are so thankful! There were at least nine denominations represented. 
Dr. Motta speaks to the men  The Yeomans embracing their marriage renewal
Besides the FamilyLife conferences, Roger has taught seven leadership training conferences. We will finish the last one of the season this weekend with a group of 26 pastoral and leadership couples with the Autonomous Assemblies of God. We are excited to have such an opportunity to say the least! Keep praying and pray with thanksgiving!
 
Tuesday, May14th we will travel to the US. Isaac graduates from Ben Lippen High School. We are so proud of him and how he has handled himself while away from the family. Isaac plans to attend Covenant College to study Biology/Premed in August. Deanna plans to attend Johnson and Wales in Rhode Island to study Equine Business Management/Tourism.
Isaac playing the guitar in church  Deanna Dye
Because of the high cost of air travel we will spend the summer connecting with as many churches as we can, and return to Chile after  leaving the older two at college. Roger will continue to schedule and prepare for conferences. One notable invitation is from MTW church planters in Bogota, Colombia. Lord willing, we will travel there in July to present the Lost Concepts of Marriage conference to church leaders who want to launch a marriage ministry to reach the city. More on this later!
 
YOUR PRAYERS ARE INVALUABLE! WE NEED YOU TO PRAY AND KEEP PRAYING!

Rejoicing in Christ,
Roger and Laura Dye

PS: For those who like details… Here are some details of the last few months:

WE THANK GOD FOR…

Jan 6 Presbyterian Church of Renaca, Vision casting to the congregation
Jan 13 Refuge of Grace Presbyterian Church in Maipú, vision casting to the congregation
Jan 18-19 Refuge of Grace Presbyterian Church in Maipú, 6 couples
Jan 20 Presbyterian Church of Malfatti, Valparaiso, Vision casting to the congregation and Art of Marriage for 6 couples
 
Feb 10 Presbyterian Church of Malfatti, Valparaiso, Vision casting to the congregation and Art of Marriage for 6 couples
Feb 28-Mar 4 Missions conference at Covenant PCA in Little Rock, AR
 
March 15-16 San Marcos Church in Santiago, 7 couples
March 23 Multi-denominational regional planning session for family ministry in Viña del Mar
March 29 Multi-denominational regional workshop on biblical conflict resolution in Reñaca
 
April 5-6 Iglesia Presbiteriana del Valley in Lonquen, 6 couples
April 13 Multi-denominational regional marriage retreat in Reñaca, 33 couples, A Day to Remember
April 15-18 Multi-denominational regional training conference in Viña del Mar 12 couples, Forjadores de Movimientos 1
April 20 Multi-denominational regional training conference for pastors and their wives in Santiago 7 couples, First Family First
April 23-26 MTW Chile Field Retreat with Team Pastor Rev. Bill Hay
April 27 Workshop on biblical conflict resolution during presbytery
 

COMING UP…

May 3-4 Iglesia Cristo Rey in Santiago, 17 couples
May 10-11 Autonomous Assemblies of God Santiago presbytery, 26 pastoral and leadership couples
May 14 Fly to the US: graduation, itineration, and putting two kids in college.

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