Psalm 100:4 “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His name!”
Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
We pray that you are all doing well and have enjoyed this time of Thanksgiving. We are always reminded that this is not the only time we should be thankful; but all the time. We have so much to be thankful for. We are so thankful for the Lord’s salvation and working in our lives. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our amazing God. We are thankful for all of you who are praying for us and who are financially supporting our ministry. Thank you all so very much.
As the verse above tells us to come into His courts with Praise, that is what we are going to do now. We are praising the Lord for rising up another financial partner for us. Thank you to Tioga Center Baptist Church for joining the team. This now brings us up to about 48%. We are getting close to 50%; which means we will be able to purchase our tickets for Paraguay. Please continue to pray that the Lord would rise up financial partners for our ministry. Please also be praying for our support raising as the recommended support level has raised and so has our start up costs. This means that 70% for us is going to be $3750.00 per month. This is a big number, but we know that our God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. He will provide!!!! How about you? Would you like to be part of something bigger than yourself? Why not be a part of reaching the lost of Paraguay for Christ. We are looking for Missions Minded Christians to partner with us financially. If you are interested in coming beside us to reach Paraguayans, we would love to talk with you more about how you can be involved. Feel free to contact us to set up a time to meet with us.
At the beginning of the month, Colton had the opportunity to attend a WAYUMI retreat. It was an amazing time. We had many different sessions and even had the opportunity to visit the tribal village. When we were in the village we got to try to figure out what certain things were called. The sessions were on what it takes to learn a language and a culture different from your own and eventually how to plant a church in that culture. Praise the Lord for a good refresher for Colton and a good opportunity to meet new people. Everyone who is interested in missions should give this a try. It will open your eyes to what Tribal Missions is about. The website is www.wayumi.com.
Who is to Blame?
The village was immobilized by fear. An 8-year-old girl died and everyone was looking for someone to blame. They were sure it was witchcraft but didn’t know who put the curse on the girl. Missionary Elijah Hall had just arrived and asked what happened. “Oh, it’s a very serious charge,” the missionary in the tribe replied. “If they think there is enough evidence, the person could be put to death. Usually the person they blame is old, or a woman, someone who cannot do much to defend themselves.”
In the midst of this darkness and suspicion the chief of the village stood for truth. He is a Christian and one of the elders in the church. This small, built older man is leading the believers to a new awareness of Christ’s power. “I am always amazed at how the Lord gives him so much wisdom to deal with these situations. First he will ask if she was taken to the doctor, and what the autopsy said, and then he will tell the other we have no proof of witchcraft” the missionary told Elijah.
“What wonderful things the Lord is doing in the lives of the people here,” wrote Elijah. “There is a church packed full every Sunday, five elders to shepherd the flock, and a room full of materials for the believers who teach their neighbors, once a week to read and write and share the truth with them from beginning to end of the Scriptures.” Praise God with us for this brave believer who is standing in the gap against those who are involved in practicing witchcraft and those who are fearful of the results. The people are growing in their knowledge of the Lord, but pray that they will have the courage to witness of God’s saving grace to those who are still in the clutch of Satan.
We want to thank you so much for PRAYING for us. We are so encouraged; knowing 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