Death, illness, theft stretch believer

Preparing Bible lessons on patience and endurance when God made them real.

Gustavo, a Guanano believer, continued to trust God through difficult times.

Gustavo and his fellow believer, Jhoni, work each morning with missionary Lindy Drake to prepare lessons on the book of Romans to teach in the church.

They were working through the verses about the hard things God brings into our lives to produce patience and endurance. Just as they were discussing the verses , some of Gus’s children rushed in to tell him he was needed at home. His daughter had just delivered a stillborn child. On top of her grief over her loss she had malaria and was seriously ill. As the ambulance raced through Lindy’s back yard, he decided to give up trying to prepare lessons.

Later that day Gustavo was closing up the little caf