Isaiah 25:1 – O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
Wow, another month has flown by. It seems like the days just keep getting shorter and shorter. It just shows us how important it is for us to be doing what God asks of us. The month was a busy one, but we are pretty sure they will not slow down from this point on. We want to thank you so much for all your prayers, the Lord has been answering your prayers and we are so excited to see Him working on our behalf.
We have had the opportunity to share with four churches this month. We would like to thank Pompey Community Church for joining our financial support team. We would also like to send out a big thank you to Munising Baptist Church for your generous gift towards our start up costs. We are so excited to be working with these guys to Expand the Reach of the Gospel in Paraguay. In our last letter we were at 34% of our monthly recommended support level. We are praising the Lord that we are now currently at 43%. We know that a lot needs to happen in order for this to happen. We need at least 30% more in monthly support. We are praising the Lord for what He has provided thus far for monthly support and our start up costs.
So with that picture, of where we are at percentage wise, we are looking for people. Not just any people, but Missions Minded Christians. Christians who want to see the people of Paraguay come to know Christ as Savior. For those of you who are interested we are challenging you to take on 1% of our support each month, which works out to be $50.00 per month. If you are interested and have any questions please feel free to contact us. We know that because the national economy that this may not be possible for everyone, but the one thing that you can do is pray. You can be praying that the Lord will rise up financial partners for us.
Many of you have praying for the meeting that we had with our sending church on October 2nd. The meeting was to determine whether or not we would be leaving on November 8th. Well the decision has been made and we all agreed that because of the financial state of the world today that we will wait until May 2012 to leave for Paraguay. We are not upset by this because we know that this is God’s timeline and not our own. We trust that this news has not discouraged you because we are not. We are praising the Lord for watching over us because He alone knows how much support we really need. Please continue to pray that the Lord will prepare our hearts for Paraguay and for the Ministry He has for us.
When we think of our life now and for the future, the word that comes to mind is adjustment. As you just read we are adjusting right now, but are not discouraged. We know that God has His great plan before Him, we as His followers just need to follow where He leads. In our near future we will continue go through adjustments. When we step foot off the plane we will be adjusting our lives to a new language, culture, people, and way of doing things. This word can be scary to think about because of what our new life will entail, but we have the opportunity to serve our Amazing God in the country of Paraguay. This word should not come to any surprise for us as believers. God calls us to adjust things in our lives as we live for Him on a daily basis. Sometimes they are not easy and other times they are, but the one thing we can be sure of is the fact that God is in complete control no matter what is before us. This time is a time to be completely reliant on Him. We truly believe that He allows us to go through these adjustments to teach us and to mold us for something He has for us down the road. That is why we have chosen to be flexible in whatever God has for us and our family in Paraguay. We are praising Him for the things that He is teaching us through raising support and preparing for the field. Please be praying with us about the adjustment that will be taking place throughout these next 8 months and beyond.
We want to thank you so much for PRAYING for us. It encourages our hearts to know that you are bringing us before the Lord. We would love for you to also PARTNER with us financially. If you are interested in knowing how you can do this, please feel free to contact us. We would love to speak with you more about the ministry and Paraguay. We would also love to know how we can be PRAYING for you.
Serving the KING,
Colton, Tanja, Malachi, Noah, Gideon, and Jehiah Twigg