Psalm 106:1 “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!”
Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
It has been another busy month for us. We pray that everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. There is a lot that we have to be thankful for. We are so thankful for every one of you who is bringing us before the Lord and financially supporting us, you are such a vital part of our ministry. We are also thankful for the many lessons the Lord has been teaching us even when the lessons are hard. The verse above has become so true to us, we are so thankful for His goodness to us and His steadfast love! What a comfort to know!
Not a whole lot has changed. Our support is still at 64% ($3428.00). We have been able to schedule some churches within the next couple of months and we look forward to how the Lord is going to work. Please continue to pray for the 6% ($322.00) that we still need to come in. We would also like you to continue to pray for our start-up costs as we still need $6000.00 toward that. We are planning to sell our van to help cover some of that cost, so also please pray for someone to purchase our van; we know the Lord has the perfect buyer for our vehicle when it comes time to sell. We are still praying for a February departure, but ultimately it is the Lord who will decide when we leave.
We were able to spend Thanksgiving with all of Colton’s siblings this year so it was great to be able to be together. We look forward to every time we can be all together. Colton’s mom hosted Thanksgiving for her side of the family and we had an awesome meal. Tanja’s dad was able to be there to spend about 5 hours with us which was special for us. The kids are doing well with school and Gideon wishes he could go everyday all day long. Malachi lost his two front teeth, so you know what he will be singing at Christmas time!
NEWS FROM PARAGUAY ~ Chronological Teaching Brings Peace
“Is there hope for me?” Elvio asked missionary Don Flower. “Is there any hope for peace from my past? Is there forgiveness for a murderer? See my scars. I fought with my stepfather and he stabbed me then I shoved the knife back into his shoulder. See this scar on my nose? It is from a fight … I have spent time in prison. My life has been one of fighting and turmoil. Is there peace or hope for someone like me?” Then Elvio began listening to the missionaries teach Firm Foundations Bible Lessons. He said, of himself and his wife, “We listened very closely to every Bible lesson and took the lesson home so we could read it over and over. We wanted to understand about God.” But often it was a rough road as they listened to the lessons. “Twice Elvio came to the Bible class with his eyes swelled almost shut from bee stings,” wrote Don. “Then he came to class with one eye swelled shut telling us this story. ‘Miria was fishing while he was bathing and she yelled, “Look out,” as she yanked a fish in.’ He turned around just in time for the catfish to flip into his face stabbing him through the eyelid with its fin. He yanked it out himself. He was in a lot of pain but he said, ‘No matter what happens I don’t want to miss a lesson.’” Elvio and Miria put their faith in Christ when the lessons concluded with the Gospel. Finally Elvio found the peace that he sought. Now he and Miria continue to mature in their knowledge and understanding of God and they are teaching their own people the Bible lessons. ~ By Dena McMaster
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our updates and pray for us. We pray the Lord’s richest blessings on you.
For His Name and His Glory,
The Twigg Family
Colton, Tanja, Malachi, Noah, Gideon, and Jehiah