Duggins Family eUpdate / January 2020
We have been very blessed over the last months and we are grateful to you as partners who participate with us through your prayers and giving.
On October 31 we returned to Queretaro, Mexico and made the next important steps in this transition. We began the process to move from the house we had been in for almost three years. We found a smaller, one level house and more importantly, with lower rents. We move the first couple of weeks of November while attending several important projects, including the meeting of the Board of Advisors of IMPACTOLatino that were meeting for the first time in Mexico.
Upon return to Queretaro, we were also asked to join in the Administrative Counsel for the coming new congregation, The Anchor church. This new congregation has its lead church planter and an additional staff couple that will most likely participate on a part-time arrangement. The original plan was that this congregation would launch at the end of 2019, however, fundraising goals were not reached and that launch has had to be delayed. The Administrative Counsel will be meeting in the next weeks to project when a new launch date is feasible. Of the the annual need only 34% has been committed to by partnering congregations. Fortunately, that is enough to pay the lead pastor and his family. Andy and Bitia (lead pastors) have been able to move to the target area of Queretaro and the team has been able to being the cell group ministry.
11-16 JAN. / Jim Vogel, New International International Operations director visiting in Queretaro.
23-26 JAN. / Church Planting Conference DR
30 JAN - 2 FEB. / AVANZA (Assessment of potential new church planters. Eric will be one of the observers and Dee will be taking care of three grandkids).
5-12 FEB. / Field visit in Chile.
14 FEB. / Couples Dinner at La Viña church.
25-28 MAR./ Mexico Missionary Reunion
19-24 APR./ Regional Directors' Meeting in Ft. Myers (This may be moving as to its dates, but presently that is still on the calendar)
MAY/ The first few days of May we will be transitioning to INDY for the six months in the United States. We will be in the United States from May to the end of October each year).
PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS:
-We want to thank you for your prayers about the house sale in Pachuca. Papers were signed in October. The funds received will help us set-up our living situation in Indy.
-We would ask you to pray for Andrew. He is settling into life in Minnesota and is excited about being part of the North City church plant. However, he is looking at other options for employment. Be praying for a smooth transition to a new opportunity.
-Be praying with us about the funding for the Anchor Church. We still need $40,000 yearly to completely funding for this new church. We are looking at new projects and funding sources to expand possibilities and the team just spent time brainstorming about how to move the funding forward. Be praying for us as we lead in this area of IMPACTOLatino. Though the lead pastor and his colleague is not waiting and has started several small groups, the official launch will most likely be delayed beyond the first half of 2020.
-We would ask that you be praying for a grand-nephew, Liam. Because of problems he was born very early and his still in natal care. He is gaining weight and improving each day. Pray for his protection.
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Eric & Dee Duggins
The Duggins have been missionaries for more than 40 years, the last 38 in Mexico. They are currently Regional Director of the Americas with New International and Directors of Development with IMPACTO Latino.
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