New Year Praise & Prayer "Prayer is the cutting edge of any work for God. It is not a supplemental spiritual rocket to get some well-meaning effort off the ground. Prayer is the work and the working power of any spiritual ministry. Is should be the central thrust." (R.A. Matthews)
When we arrived in Mexico over a year ago, we had 60% of the recommended support for this field (the minimum with which field leadership allows new missionaries to come). However, over the last year, with the downturn in the US/world economy, our support has fallen to only 45%.
I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t want to be classified as a barbarian! Especially when it comes to proclaiming the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ to those around us! But, how do we avoid being a barbarian?
Be prepared! Robert Baden-Powell explained this famous motto of the Scouting Movement he founded as, “You have to be prepared at any moment to face difficulties and even dangers by knowing what to do and how to do it.” This same explanation can be applied to the need for emergency planning & preparedness in mission work.
Quick, name one thing that hospitality, help & homework all have in common! Can't quite put your finger on it? For our family the answer is easy: it's the faithful & persevering wife, mother, home-schooler, hostess, teacher & missionary known to us simply as Sherri or Mom.
So, just what are ‘titeres’? Well, they’re soft, cute, cuddly, have a personality all their own & are definitely entertaining to watch. No, they’re not well-trained family pets. In fact, they’re not even alive at all. Titeres are what Spanish-speakers call puppets.
This is a glorious time of year. It is a time when we pause to give thanks for the many blessings we have received from the Lord's hand during the past year. In fact, we are exhorted in Scripture to be thankful each and every day, not just on the special day we call "Thanksgiving Day."
Praise for a successful trip to Paraguay. We able to go through all of our stored belongings & decide what the keep, sell or give away. Plus, we had time to say goodbye to friends & coworkers from our 6 years of our ministry there.
The passengers filed down the stairs from the just-arrived airliner to the buses waiting on the tarmac. Each wore the government-required surgical mask & gloves. Disembarking at the terminal, each was subjected to an electronic scan to detect Swine Flu. Such was our welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina, on our way to Paraguay.
Praise Reports & Prayer Requests for May, 2009