August 2018 Update

Hello Friends & Family,

We say it every time, and we will say it again, thank you for following us, praying for us, and supporting us in so many ways.  We are privileged to work together with you, representing you in Latin America and the Caribbean.

One of our yearly highlights is being involved in the Leadership Matters Course.  This is an opportunity to do a 12 day intensive leadership course for leaders from different countries and organizations.  August 12-25 was that opportunity in Spanish, with 38 leaders from 14 countries involved.  Murray was able to be a part of this effort, Michelle will be a part of the course in Canada in December 2018.

Equipo CLI 2018

Trainer Team from 9 different countries.

CLI 2018

One of the biggest things on our hearts over these past five months has been Michelle’s sister Karen’s journey towards her passing from this life to the next.  Many of you have followed her journey on Facebook.  Karen “graduated” on August 31, 2018.  Click here for more information on her life.

Our biggest family news this fall is that we are all living in the Okanagan, for the first time in 9 years (we “split up” in the summer of 2009).  Mitch & Lauren, along with Mikaela are living on M&L’s new farm in Vernon.  Myles and Mattea are living with us in our home in Kelowna.  Here is our latest family pic…

M Derksen Family Sep 2018

Names (left to right):  Murray, Mikaela, Michelle, Lauren, Mitch, Janice, Myles, and Mattea in front :0).

Thanks again for standing with us.  If you want to become part of our weekly prayer team (with a commitment of one hour of prayer a week – we supply up-to-date requests weekly) please contact us by leaving a comment on this page.  You can follow this link to partner with us in giving.  Let us know if you have any questions about which account to give to.

Murray & Michelle


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