Thursday, June 15, 2006

Beams Bytes – June 2006

Dear Friends and Family,

We have had a busy month with great mission team visits from Kentucky and Texas. Our teams worked on a variety of projects in two orphanages of Cristo Viene Boys and Girls, with the YWAM street kids ministry and also with Centro de Vida Crisis Pregnancy Center. I’m sure God will continue to bless the relationships these volunteers have cultivated with the kids.

As we mentioned in our May prayer letter, World Concern, because of budgetary shortfalls at the national level, has closed our Latin American office here in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. As a result, our contract will not be renewed and we will be finishing our work with World Concern at the end of June. This will be our last prayer letter sent through World Concern.

Vanessa and I have become deeply committed to the work here in Bolivia and do not feel that God has called us back to the States simply because World Concern is no longer supporting our position. We are excited about the prospect of continuing our ministry in Bolivia under the supervision of another mission organization working here in Santa Cruz. Our current plan is to return to the U.S. at the end of June for several months to visit with family and supporters. We will attend a candidate training and missions conference in Vancouver in July and will hopefully soon after be making plans to return to Santa Cruz to continue our work here.

We hope and pray that all of our supporters will renew their commitment to support this ministry as it continues in a new direction. Please continue to send your contributions and monthly pledges to World Concern through June. We will let you know as soon as possible the details of how to contribute to our future ministry. But for now you can either continue to support us while we are in transition, or you can hold your monthly contributions and make a larger contribution to the new organization when we get set up with them. If you would like to send us personal checks you can simply make a check out to Daniel Beams and mail it to my parents address in Kentucky. Unfortunately we cannot give tax receipts for any personal gifts.

After June send contributions to:

Daniel Beams
181 Sherman Ct.
Owingsville, KY 40360

Prayer needs: Please keep us in your prayers as we try to get back to the U.S. in the coming weeks. We are not sure about Vanessa’s and Luciana’s U.S. residency status (they are Peruvian citizens) after an absence of more than two years. We are having a hard time getting straight answers from imigration officials. Also pray for our furlough time in the U.S. and our continued quest to fund our ministry.

Thanks again for all of your prayers and support these passed several years. Your contributions have had a significant impact on the lives of many people here in Bolivia. Please don’t hesitate to call or write if you have any questions about our ministry, or just want to visit. We would love to hear from each one of you.

In His Grace,Danny

Danny and Vanessa Beams
Telephone: 011-591-3352-9156
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