Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Going Forward

Milton, Anita & family
God's work continues in Borja, Baeza and surrounding areas. The home Bible study in Borja continues under the direction of Milton, our brother in the Lord. Wilmer, the elder at the Baeza church, continues to teach God's word. Please pray for these men to be faithful and pray for God to provide for their families.

Thank you for being an encouragement and it is knowing you are praying for and concerned about us. We are house-sitting in Montville, Maine for a couple who are in Spain until April. Dan is working part-time on the family farm and I am helping Mom, working on mission communications and getting a presentation ready for visiting churches. We have been meeting with individual supporters and local pastors this month. In February, we are beginning to visit churches.

Dan is planning on working full-time at the farm beginning in April and is committing to work on the farm for one year. During this time we will be connecting with our families, our home church and being available to support Crossworld's global effort and local ministries here in Maine. 

We are grateful for your commitment to see us through these three months (Jan-March). 

We are maintaining associate status with the mission after March. An account with the mission continues, but it will be used as a reimbursement account for any ministry we do representing Crossworld. For example, if we take a work/ministry team to Ecuador we would draw from any available funds to cover our expenses.

At Crossworld, churches are valued as the real sending authority behind a cross-cultural worker. Find out what Crossworld offers churches in the partnership of sending disciple-makers.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

He Answered

"You hadn't even gotten back to your house and God answered your prayer." exclaimed the man. That man was my brother, Bradford. One goal upon returning to the United States of America has been to reconnect with immediate family. Eleven spiritually needy people are currently living in my brother's house. We stopped by on Christmas day to greet existing and meet new extended family members. We learned of some pressing needs of my niece, Katherine, and her little boy, Cardin. Dan prayed the Lord would provide the transportation to Boston they needed for Cardin's medical treatment. It was the following day when Brad said, "God answered your prayer." Within five minutes of that prayer Kathy received a phone call from a friend and they discovered they both needed to be in Boston on the same day and the friend offered to drive. That simple prayer had a big impact on my brother, Brad. It also encourages my heart as I have struggled with our recent return to the USA. God will use me here on the home front if I have eyes to see and a heart willing to reach out to others.

Praises for:
  • Safe travels home and visiting family in Dec.
  • New people are attending the Bible study in Borja with twenty attending last Friday.
  • Dan is working part-time on the family farm.

Prayer for:
  • The Bible study group in Borja.
  • My friend,G, continues to face persecution for being baptized. 
  • Scheduling visits with churches. 
  • Safety traveling 
  • Gladys' father passed away. She is a believer from Chaupimolino.