Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
We had an amazing month. It was full of celebration and rejoicing at God’s provision. We are so thankful that we serve an Amazing God who loves us and wants to use us for His glory. We also want to thank all of your who are letting God use you for helping us Glorify our Lord by serving Him. It reminds me of the verse, 1 Peter 4:11b – whoeever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. We all have our part in reaching those who don’t know Chrsit and need to do it in the strenght and resources that He gives. Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support that make it possible to reach Paraguayans for Christ.
This past month we only had one church scheduled to share with. We really wanted to fill the schedule but that did not happen, we know that the Lord knows what He is doing and will fill our schedule how He wants it. We are also pleased to announce that we have gone up 3% since our last letter! We are now at 57% (3054.00) with actual and promised support. We do need to be at 70% to leave in September, so that leaves us with 13% (696.00) needed per month. We are praying to reach this goal by the end of July, so that we can go ahead and get all of our paperwork and visas done in August. We do have enough in our savings to purchase our plane tickets, but not all the funds we need for our start up costs. Please be praying with us that as we share with churches and individuals, that the Lord would burden their hearts for the Paraguayan people. Will you also prayerfully consider how the Lord may want you to be involved in helping us reach this, 13%, by july?
This month we were able to celebrate two birthdays in family. On the 3rd, Colton celebrated his 30th birthday; the boys keep telling him he is old. On the 13th, our oldest, Malachi turned 7years old. He got to share his special day with Mommy since it was Mother’s Day. It is so hard to believe, you never want to see your kids grow older. What a blessing our children are and we are so thankful to the Lord for entrusting Malachi to us. We continually pray that we will be Godly examples for all our children.
NEWS FROM PARAGUAY ~ Praying all night for Shoes
Francisco, a believer in Paraguay, recently shared his testimony of God’s wonderful supply of his needs. And his story focused on shoes. “He was born into a family of ten children. We were not believers and we were very poor. I walked six kilometers (about 3.5 miles) to school. To save money, I would cut my paper into four pieces and copy everyting the teacher wrote on the blackboard in letters as small as an ant might write. I used each pencil until it was so small that I could not hold it anymore. I would study by firelight at night,” Francisco began. He shared that then he became a believer. He left the family farm to continue his studies. He wanted to be a teacher. “I was also growing in the Lord and the brothers would help me,” Francisco continues. Local believers would allow him to sleep in the chapel. He would sleep on a pew and wrap himslef in curtains to stay warm, carefully putting the curtains back in their proper place in the morning. One day, these believers asked him to share a message with them from God’s Word. Francisco wanted very much to do this. But he felt there was one big obstacle: his shoes. “I wanted so badly to share from the Word of God, but then I looked down at my shoes and I felt I could not. I only had one pair and I had sewed and glued them many times…my toes were poking way out of the front of the shoes.” Francisco knew of the only one thing to do. He prayed. “Lord, You know how I want to preach for You,” he cried. “But how could I dishonor You by wearing these shoes?” All night Francisco prayed and asked God to give him shoes. He reminded God that he hardly had money for food and that he truly had none for shoes. That very week God answered dramatically. “A friend I had lent money to a long time before, sent me a pair of shoes from halfway across the country!” And, Francisco says, God went beyond what he had asked. He also gave him two additional pairs from other sources. “When I stood up in front of everyone that Sunday, I said, “Brothers and sisters, we have a good God who gives good things to His people. Make sure you are asking for what you need, and asking in faith!” Since that time, God has continued to bless and use Francisco. He is now a teacher in a Christian school, teaching science and the Gospel to a student body that is made up of mostly unblievers. Missionary Elijah Hall shares, “Francisco is active in the local church, and he and his sweet wife are expecting their first child. We are blessed to call them family in the Lord.” Pray for Francisco and his wife as they long to shine brightly for Christ. Pray that God will continue to bless them and provide for them and that the power of their testimony will touch many hearts.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our update. We are so thankful and blessed that you are standing behind us in prayer. We pray God’s richest blessings on you for you faithfullness.
For His Name and His Glory,
The Twigg Family
Colton, Tanja, Malachi, Noah, Gideon, and Jehiah