Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
We are so thankful for you all. We are so blessed to have you behind us in this ministry. We want to thank you so much for reading our newsletters and for bringing us before the Lord. This month went by a little slower for us and we spent a lot of family time together. So thank you again for all your prayers and financial support.
This month we had the opportunity to be involved in two Missions Conferences. The first one was at Summer Hill Baptist Church in Cortland New York. The theme was Rescue the Perishing. While there Tanja had the opportunity to share her testimony with the ladies of the church at a ladies breakfast. We guys had a nice time of fellowship at the church with some amazing breakfast casserole. The other was at Draper Baptist Church in Wellsboro Pennsylvania. We also had the opportunity to set up our table at a Missions Dinner at Braintrim Baptist Church in Laceyville Pennsylvania. We were able to meet new folks and we are so thankful that we could share our hearts for Paraguay with them all.
In the way of financial support we have had two individuals join our team. This now brings our support up to about 46% ($2163.00), all Praise to the Lord. That leaves us with 24% ($1129.00) more to gain in financial support. Please pray as we try to set up appointments, we are finding it very hard during these rough economic times. So this is not a time to become discouraged but a time to lean ever so much more on the Lord; knowing, by Faith, that He will provide all that we need and that He will bring the right financial partners our way. We are looking for Missions Minded Christians who would prayerfully consider helping us reach the people of Paraguay for Christ. If you are interested in knowing more about Paraguay or even how you may join our support team, we would love to talk with you.
A NEW MEMBER OF THE FAMILY
We would like to introduce you to the newest member of the family. No, it is not a baby, but a mini-van. We are now driving a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan and we are so thankful for this new vehicle. We really enjoyed having the Expedition but our budget did not. With the economy the way that it is, putting gas into it was costing way too much. Please pray for a quick sale of our old vehicle.
The one thing that I love about this time of year is the changing of the leaves. This time of change brings cooler weather, pumpkins, jumping in leaf piles, and the smells of apple groves. Sometimes change is good and sometimes not enjoyable. In May, our family will have an experience in change. We will be changing our lives from an American point of view to a Paraguayan point of view. When you think of all the things that will take place during that change, it can make your head spin. I have been told that your culture is what and why you do, think, and feel the way you do. It involves our language, beliefs, and views of life, work, economy, food, manners, and even our sleep. Everything we do is dictated by our culture. Culture even tells you what the norm is and the right way of doing things. So with that said we will be changing the norm in our lives. Starting in January we will be taking a step in the direction of changing a bit of our culture. We will be starting to learn basic Spanish with Rosetta Stone. Spanish is the National Language of Paraguay and we are so excited to start this new chapter on our road towards Paraguay. Please pray for us as we start learning Spanish, learning a new language isn’t always as easy as we may think it is. Pray that we can be diligent. Even though this is a good change it isn’t going to be the easiest. The same is so in our walk with Christ. There are so many changes that we make in our lives to become more like Christ and they are not always easy. God wants us to do our best for Him in our walk with Him and that even means in all our preparations for life and ministry.
We want to thank you so much for PRAYING for us. We are so encouraged; know that you are behind us and bringing us before the Lord. Just like we mentioned earlier, we would love to have you PARTNER with us financially and prayerfully. If you are interested in knowing more about us and our future ministry in Paraguay, feel free to contact us. We would love to talk with you more and would also like to know how we can be praying for you.
Serving the KING together,
Colton, Tanja, Malachi, Noah, Gideon, and Jehiah Twigg
Acts 1:7 – He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.”