Monday, May 13, 2013

"What difference has it made...?"

"What difference has it made that Christ is in your life?" asked Dan as he visited the Pacheco Family from Milagro de Dios. It had been two years since Dan's last opportunity to visit this family of five who came to know Jesus as their personal Savior. "The difference has been tremendous! exclaimed the daughter. "We used to send my father to the store for food and he would return inebriated and empty handed. Through his new life in Christ he gave up drinking and our family has changed. We don't have the same hardships we endured before." Then Don Pacheco talked of the impact the change he saw in his former drinking buddy had in bringing him to Christ. His friend, Roberto, returned to the coastal area to witness to him and his family. It took many trips and the faithful study of God's Word to transform the lives of this family. Dan noticed their knowledge of the Bible has grown and their attentiveness to the study of God's word was apparent. Roberto's son John has been faithfully teaching this family and others for three years. Three families are committed to following Jesus in this needed area at present and others are searching for the truth. God has faithfully provided for food and transportation of those committed to this ministry. 

John, Diana and Sandra Minister to Children

 We love witnessing God's working in and through His people to bring others to Jesus.Thank you all who have had and are continuing to partner with Crossworld's ministry to the people of Ecuador. Our role in Milagro de Dios has been one of encouragement to those committed to following God's leading in bringing the unsaved to Jesus in Milagro de Dios. Your gifts have helped provide tracts, Bibles and teaching materials for this ministry. A goal for the near future is for a structure that will provide a consistent place of ministry. Please pray God will continue to guide, direct and protect those directly involved in God's work in Milagro de Dios.

Friday, May 3, 2013

May Praise and Prayer Update

For Praise:

1. God worked out the details for our return to Ecuador.

2. We have found a house in Borja that will meet our needs. It will be ready in June.

3. We have reconnected with many believers in Chaupimolino and in Borja to encourage them in their walk with Jesus with God's Word and through prayer. 

4. It has been a joy to share Christ with the family of our former landlord.

5. We have open doors for ministry in Borja with approval and help from town officials.

For Prayer:

1. Please pray for the salvation of the family of our former landlord. Two have received the Lord.

2. Please pray the house in Borja can be ready prior to June.

3. Pray for our safety traveling to Borja and back. There is lots of construction going on. Loose gravel, sharp drop offs and crumbling roads are high risk areas for accidents.

4. We have two young people interested in an internship please pray they will know God's will for their lives.

Family Matters:

1. Jake and Karen are expecting twins! Pray for their ministry and Karen's health.

2. Amanda is diligently job hunting. Keep praying for her.

3. Mark and Alicia continue in ministry in Belgrade. A family received Christ recently.

4. Kevin is graduating this weekend from NBBI and getting married June 1. He has been accepted to stay on as a youth director at West Rockport Baptist Church. We'll be traveling back for the wedding and returning June 10.

5. Diana's father is recovering from a heart attack but is back to the home.

Thank you for your partnership in Crossworld's ministry to Ecuador!