El Salvador Report from Alexander & Silvia Castellanos

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dear brethren:

Aiming for Sydney - Jeremy and Oxana Desjarlais - March Newsletter

Latest News…

Sorry this is coming to you so late. Things are on the move. Over the past month I was blessed to be able to make more contacts and get more packets out than in previous months. This has helped us a lot as we have at least two and possibly three appointments to meet with different congregations in the month of April. As of the late date of this newsletter I have already had the opportunity to travel to Belle, MO, where one of my spiritual influences labors for the kingdom.

Support Search... HE Provides!!!!

Dear Family and Friends,

As with the account of Abraham, The Lord commanded the man of faith not to lay a hand on the boy Isaac. In place of the boy, "Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided'." (Gen.22:13-14 NIV)

Prayer Request from Billy Moore

Hello everyone, hope all are having a good day. Please share with us your prayer requests as well.

My continued recovery. This past year has been the toughest of my life but also the most rewarding. God is teaching me so much and it is such a joy to be in Christ Jesus.

The church in Lazaro Cardenas. God has given us several families that are eager for relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His Spirit. We have several who have not yet made their decision to put Jesus on in baptism.

Our work in Playa Azul. We want to begin a small group in our home soon. Please pray that our friends here will participate.

Belinda and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary yesterday. Our small group in Malcom's home planned a surprise party for us. We were deeply touched especially for the prayers that were given for us.

Please pray for the music workshop in Morelia this month. It will be a great time of fellowship with other churches and learning of new songs.

Please pray for our little grandson Noah and his problem with his eyes. For further details please check Jacob and Amanda's google blog at www.chilangohenderson.blogspot.com

Wednesday Morning Report (on Thursday) - posted on Monday

Greetings in the Lord,
We pray this finds you well this day. The weather is starting to warm up very nicely here in Athens this month. We pray it is nice where you are also.

We’ve had a pretty normal week this week here at the school. Sacrificial Systems is proving once again to be one of my favorite courses. It’s wonderful to see the excitement in the students eyes when they see that those things we once thought were just dry old rituals in the Old Testament Law are really all about Jesus Christ and God’s plan of Salvation for man-kind. The students have been reporting that they have been enjoying Sammy and Ty very much in their classes also. Sammy and Ty are on a visit to the island of Crete this week, to meet with some Christians there and have a few days of study. They will be back this Saturday morning.

Goracke Update


We are preparing to leave tomorrow morning (Friday) for two meetings with two definite supporters. The first is with the Eastwood church in Hutchinson, KS. They have given me both the am worship time and a special afternoon "Mission Study" time to preach and give our presentation about the Singapore work.

From there we will go to Shawnee, OK to meet with George's friend (reference/lead), who has informed me of his and possibly other individual committments. From there we will probably visit the Memorial Rd church in Edmond, OK who helped us with a one time gift.

Also we are trying to arrange other meetings with interested churches in MO, KY, AL and possibly others. We have one "definite anytime" meeting invitation with a church in KY, but would really like to firm up other opportunities to make the trip more economical as well as fruitful from other visits along the way.

Prayer Request from the Goracke's

Dear Family & Friends,

I know many of you have been anxiously awaiting the response to my phone meeting from this past Friday evening concerning the financial support possibility that I wrote and asked you to be praying about. That Friday meeting extended into a second phone meeting on Monday morning, by which time I was able with the help of dear friends, to get our packet information into the hands of the considering party. After that meeting, like many of you, I waited as patiently as possible until I received a phone call from the considering party late this afternoon (Tuesday).

In answer to all of our prayers, this party has committed to a generous one time offering with the consideration of contributing even more in the future after a face to face meeting. So it is our plan to visit with this party soon and to attempt to arrange as many other meetings as is possible with other interested churches and Christians.

Lima Report March 2008

I have a story to tell you. It begins in a small group in the house of Ezequiel. Ezequiel is a faithful brother that has a dream of seeing his entire family come to Christ. He is both wise and patient and ever ready to share his faith. He is a man of character and prayer who shares the counsel and love of Christ and enjoys the respect of his family.

Stamatis Status - April 1, 2008

Deborah and I celebrated the anniversary of our 18th year of marriage yesterday. As usual for me at these moments I pause to think about the road we have traveled in our sojourn here on earth. I was again reminded that life is a progressive process of transitions. This reality is evidenced by the events that have impacted our lives over the last month.

March 2008 Report

Life is not always fair! We often hear someone say, especially kids, "that’s not fair!" As adults, we try to explain the why’s and wherefore’s at those times. When we hear of illness or loved ones who die, even grown-ups think life is not fair: that person was so young, so healthy, so vibrant, or so important to his/her family, the community, the church. In the Bible, the word "fair" almost always refers to the female gender, fair damsel (I Kings 1:3), she was fair to look upon (Esther 1:11), or to fair weather (Job 37:22), and usually as an adjective, never an adverb. In most cases, we use fair as an adverb, something unjust!



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