God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Ps 46:1-2
This verse brought us much comfort recently as we’ve seen it happening around us, quite literally! Much rain has brought on several landslides that he taken out people’s gardens, fish ponds, and recently our own water source that supplies our water for our houses and electricity. So when Felix read this verse Sunday morning we were all reminded of God’s wonderful protection of us all.
Notice the verse does not say if these things come it says when. And God did indeed help. He has provided wisdom and strength through it all. It took us several days to dig out and clean up our water source but we are back in business and the people who also benefit from this water also have fresh water in the village once again.
Mature Church Evaluation
A group of church development consultants came into our village to assess the state of the church (not the building). They came in the evaluate the Church here and it’s development into maturity. We evaluated the church’s access and response to the Word of God. Along with the church’s identity and life, and the discipleship within the church. It was a wonderfully enlightening time and revealed to us several areas that we can trust the Lord for in improvement.
Creation to Christ outreach
You’ll remember back in February the church here in our village partnering with the church in the second village to begin the evangelistic teaching in another village. It is still going forward and the response is incredible. People saying things like, “What are we going to do? We all deserve eternal punishment!” And they are anxiously awaiting the promised redeemer. The teaching is half way completed now and the soil of their hearts are well prepared. Please continue to pray. Also the teachers from the second village church seem to be feeling the weight of the responsibility and are beginning to waiver. So please pray for them to fight the good fight and not give up.
Our family went out to our mission center for the annual school testing which helps us to stay on track with homeschooling. Our kids all did wonderfully and we are glad to see them stay on track. It was fun for them (and us) in that many other children from our regional area came so that had the chance to interact with many and do extra-curricular activities. Like we took them on a field trip to a coffee factory, and the smell was better than a Starbucks store
We pray that you all are sensing the same ground breaking comfort from our loving Lord weather you are experiencing things crumbling around you or not, God is our refuge!