Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thankfulness as the Kingdom Advances

It has been very busy since we returned to the States for a short season.  Time seems to be flying by.  We have really enjoyed our time here and visiting with family, friends, and churches. 
Today is a day of thanksgiving.  A day to be thankful to God for all His goodness and mercies in our lives.  Primarily for His mercy to us in sending His glorious and precious Son, Jesus, to die in our place and give us life and hope in the gospel. 
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!
- 1 Chronicles 16:34
Eat much, enjoy family, and be thankful to our great and good God for He is worthy of all glory.  I am so thankful that He continues to advance His Kingdom in every tribe, tongue, nation, and people.  As we eat, laugh, and thank God today, remember God's faithful servants that are laboring for the gospel.  Scott Dollar and people from his church, The Way,  as well as Joe Martinez and Anthony Olson from our church, will be going to the jungle again tomorrow.  They will be teaching and preaching in Satipo, Chembo, and Lima on this trip.  In Lima they will be working with my friend TJ at Heart of Christ Ministries, who is doing an amazing work.  Please pray for them.
1.  Pray overall for God’s glory to magnified during trip.
2.  Pray for the Spirit of God to fill everyone on this trip.
3.  Pray for Miguel as he leads the church in Satipo.
4.  Pray that God softens hearts of those in Satipo as the church evangelizes.
5.  Pray as the church in Satipo as they baptize their first converts
6.  Pray for the church in Chembo
7.  Pray for the community of Chembo
8.  Pray for the kids and families in Caja De Agua
9.  Pray for plans to establish Reaching and Teaching Center in Satipo in May that will begin a three-year training process for pastors
10.  Pray for possible visit to a new village in the Rio Tambo area in May

The travel and teaching details of the trip can be found at Scott Dollar's blog, HERE