Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thank You

Ministry began early this morning when a child came to the gate asking for help for his little
brother who had been beaten by the mother. The financial situation is difficult for the mom, who works long hours for little pay. This keeps her away from her family most of the time. Lack of disciple in the children causes problems for them at home and at school. At a recent gathering of school parents many complained publicly about these children in front of the mother. Needless to say, the mother is stressed. I spent some time with the family early this morning and assisted getting the children off to school. All this mother's energy is spent on day to day survival. Because of financial gifts, both from churches and individuals, to Crossworld's ministry here in Ecuador we are able to give some financial relief to the family purchasing groceries and helping with school costs. Of course their greater need is spiritual and with basic needs being met I am able to talk of God's love and care. We live in a land of constant needs and opportunities to show and share the core of the Gospel, God's unconditional love for sinful mankind. Thank you so much for your financial partnership we are depending on you! May you all have a truly blessed Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

While Away

 People need Jesus. We heard firsthand accounts of discipleship opportunities from Crossworld missionaries around the globe during a week long visionary conference at Crossworld's home office in October. It was inspiring to hear how God is opening doors for the Gospel through traditional and non-traditional methods. Crossworld has published stories of discipleship happening around the globe on their website. Please be praying how God would have you to be a part of what He is doing globally.
Photo taken by Clay King
While away from San Francisco de Borja, Ecuador ministry continued as a group of short-term missionaries from Tennessee traveled to Borja to make friends, assisted with English in the local Catholic High School and lead an in home Bible study. We trust their contact with the people of Borja and Baeza will have a lasting impact on both those who ministered and those ministered to. Our friend, Milton, also visited contacts in Borja while we are away. Please continue to pray for more laborers in this needy area.

Josiah and Elijah

While we were gone our daughter, Karen, gave birth to twin boys. We were in the Miami airport returning to Quito when we heard the news. Initially there were some medical concerns with the boys, but they are now doing very well. Please pray for the family in this time of adjustment. We are in Maine at present and returning to Ecuador the 21st.