Bringing Indigenous Churches To Maturity Christmas, 2015
“. . .who gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world,” – Galatians 1:4
The year of 2015 has come and gone and we are grateful to have been allowed to be used to find new laborers to reach tribal people. So many young folks are giving their lives to reach the last reached around the world. What a privilege to be able to invest in those who want to count for His name’s sake.
This past year has been full of all kinds of surprises and blessings. So many young folks have heard about the needs of tribal people, those remote language and ethnic groups where the gospel of the grace of God has never been and have decided that they wanted to go and reach them. We have been very excited to see these young laborers for the Lord Jesus adventure out to bring the gospel of peace to those who have none.
Colleges, Perspectives classes, mission conferences, churches and just “random” meetings that the Lord provides gives us many opportunities to share our hearts with others and invest in their lives. Thanks, Lord.
The last couple of months have been busy and we are very thankful for that. We have been to Chicago, Tulsa twice, Canton, TX, Dallas twice, NTM’s Missionary Training Center three times, Indiana, Arkansas, Wyoming and Pennsylvania. Lot’s of traveling but very fruitful. Thanks for praying for our safety.
At the end of December, I will be traveling to Houston for a Chinese Mission Convention in which hundreds of Chinese ministers, missionaries and laymen meet to challenge each other on reaching the world with the gospel. Please pray that this will be a wonderful time of connecting and being challenged and to be a challenge to others also.
Later in the month I will be heading to Cedarville, OH for Cedarville University’s mission conference and then to a mission conference at a Chinese Church in Frisco, TX. January will finish out with me attending an annual Global Impact Conference in Oklahoma City. Looking very forward to that.
As we promised before, little Henry Daniel Schaible came into the world to our son and his wife Jane. Everything went well and everyone is healthy and strong. Thank you, Lord!
Once more, Cheryl and I could not do what we are doing without your help and kindness. Your support and prayers are what help us to find new laborers to reach the lost. It has been a very good year for that and I trust that more will be heading out this year.
In our last letter, we posted the words of a song that has meant a lot to us over the years. So Send I You is very challenging and with that in mind, I thought I would post the words of another song. The last one broke a couple’s heart and they are planning to head to the regions beyond. Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas. We love you all.
AM I A SOLDIER OF THE CROSS?
Am I a soldier of the cross, A follower of the Lamb, And shall I fear to own His cause, Or blush to speak His Name?
Must I be carried to the skies On flowery beds of ease, While others fought to win the prize, And sailed through bloody seas?
Are there no foes for me to face? Must I net stem the flood? Is this vile world a friend to grace, To help me on to God?
Sure I must fight if I would reign; Increase my courage, Lord. I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain, Supported by thy Word.
Thy saints in all this glorious war Shall conquer, though they die; They see the triumph from afar, By faith’s discerning eye.
When that illustrious day shall rise, And all Thy armies shine In robes of victory through skies, The glory shall be Thine.
Thankful to be working together with you,
Doug & Cheryl Schaible
National Representatives and Recruiters for New Tribes Mission