|Pastor Marion and I getting ready to fly up to Xela April 2010|
I hope that this post finds you well and prospering in the Lord. God is so faithful to tend to us. His love is so amazing. His strength is a constant in a world that is filled with many challenges and surprises. I am always brought to a tender heart of thanksgiving when I remember how faithful He is with me. I pray that you will find this same strength and peace, this resilient force of love, as you face each new day.
I had mentioned earlier in the year about a trip to Honduras, C. A. I will not travel there this year. I have been given another opportunity to go back to Guatemala to be a part of Living Water Teaching’s October Medical Campaign. I was in Guatemala back in April and the trip was wonderful. I taught the Women in Ministry Class. I was a guest on a local TV Station, and went to the Capital as a guest speaker at a women’s meeting. It was such a successful trip. I have such a heart for helping women find their place in this world and to teach them about how important their lives are. So many women in Central America do not have the opportunities we have here in the states. So, encouraging and strengthening them is one of the most fulfilling things I do in life.
I shared in a previous blog about the challenges we faced last year. My husband had a job change and was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. It was very difficult for our family. With the love and support of our very good friends and family we are all doing just great. Thank you so much for everything. I know that your prayers kept us strong as we faced the emotional struggles. We do not have words to tell you how thankful we are and how much we love each and every one of you. It’s very humbling to find that you have friends who are willing to see your weaknesses, and still believe in you. This is a true treasure in life!
I am posting this now because I have labored over my fall schedule and I just recently made the decision to go.
Many of you gave liberally to my Costa Rica trip, and my Guatemala trip this spring. In fact, for each trip I came within pennies of the budget. We purchased some books on leadership for the Pastors and staff of Zoe Church, Heredia, Costa Rica. Pastor Rene told me that the staffs of both the school and the church were encouraged. They made new commitments to work together, supporting one another. After hearing the teachings on “servant leadership”, they were challenged to see the needs of others as important and take each opportunity to build the team.
Thank you for making both trips possible. The outcome is that the people who we ministered to were changed and touched by God. Some gave their lives to Christ, while others grew deeper in their relationship with Christ, and with others.
I have the opportunity to travel again to Guatemala, with Living Water Teaching on the October Medical Campaign. I have gone on at least 8 LWT Medical Campaigns in the past. (LWT is the ministry where we served as Country Directors from August 2000 – December 2004). I usually served in the pharmacy, where I was the supervisor in the last 2 campaigns I attended. This time however, I will be serving in the “Prayer Area”. To work in this area you need knowledge of the language.
This has been a dream of mine; to be able to go on a campaign and work in PRAYER! My Spanish wasn’t strong enough to do this until our last year in Guatemala. Now, I can hold my own quite well. Pastor Marion and I have talked and she has asked me to work here. The campaign hosts a clinic where 3,000 – 5,000 people may attend. Every person is presented the Gospel at the end of their trip through the clinic. This is the area I will be working—- I am in awe about this.
As I prayed about going I felt that the time would be focused on touching the people in a different way than I had before. I keep seeing people come up in my prayer times and I sense that God has divine appointments for me.
I am posting this today and asking if you would again, prayerfully consider giving into this next trip. The dates are October 18 – 28. The trip cost is $800.00. There is a deadline for the trip cost which is October 4th. Airfare cost is around $600 – $800 as well. (On the side bar, there is a link to the Ministry Website where you will find the address if writing a check, or a link to secured on line giving through PAY PAL).
Thank you so much for taking time to pray and see how God would have you partner with me on this trip. I pray God richly bless you, as you give, and that His love be increased in you, as you reach toward Him. Your financial support is such a blessing to me. I couldn’t do this without you.
Please feel free to email, or write me with any prayer requests you may have. I am praying daily and would love to pray for you during this time. Also, I’d love to hear about your testimonies of victories won. We are walking together you and me, brothers and sisters in Christ.
I love you!
The journey continues…