We are a missionary family in Boston, MA. We serve with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) where Jeremy is the base leader. We moved to Boston in 2006 to help pioneer this ministry. At our ministry center, we run arts and worship based missionary training schools (Discipleship Training Schools) for college aged students as well as an intensive bible study school (Discipleship Bible School). We also train teens and take them on outreach trips in the summer. We partner with local churches in the Boston area and host teams from churches from all over the country for training events.
For about two months each year, our family travels alongside of the DTS, all around the US with our gospel centered theatrical production called "Encounter."
We are in urgent need of a new van!
As you could guess based on our job description, a reliable vehicle is essential to our ministry. The van pictured has been our faithful traveling companion for MANY adventures, family visits and ministry destinations.
However, as we set out to return home after being on the road for 2+ weeks visiting family, it bit the dust. Unfortunately, given the age and mileage of our van, and the repeat nature of this issue, it is no longer a realistic option for long distance travel.
We have to give huge thanks to God that this happened WHERE it did. (We were pulling away from Jeremy's sister's house.) We had driven through SO many places in our two week trip where we could have been completely stranded!
We were able to rent a van the next day to get us back to Boston, and a few days later Jeremy's dad graciously went and towed the broken down van from PA back to Boston, so at least we can have it to trade in.
It is so clear, every step of the way, the Lord is taking such good care of us! We know that His solution and provision are just around the corner!!
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for your prayers and support!!!
- Jonathan/Nicole Paterni
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