While our primary ministry continues to be providing educational support for other missionaries in Mexico, the summer months are often quiet on that end and our schedule during these months often involves travel, work teams, hosting ministry guests, spending time with our teammates, relaxing, and continuing our discipleship efforts. It’s a hard mix for which to write up an annual work plan! Many ministry opportunities arise unforeseen and thus unplanned on our part.
The present time is not excluded. It’s a long story and some of the details are sensitive for those involved, and so I can’t share them. However, I can say that due to an extraordinarily tragic set of events, God is reaching deep into Jason’s family. We’ve been praying for God’s hand to move in this family for several years now. Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening Beth and I will begin an evangelistic Bible study with a couple from Jason’s family. I wish I could share with you more details because it’s obvious that only God could have orchestrated this. We did not offer to study with them. They asked us to. Some of the damage done in recent events may never be undone. However, there is healing and there is forgiveness and there is hope to be found in Christ.
Pray for Emmanuel and Mari Cruz. They need more prayer than any of us know. They also need to understand the Gospel and to respond to the invitation in faith. May the Holy Spirit draw them into a saving relationship with God through faith in Christ. Would you pray for them? Today? Right now?
Pray for us too that we’ll speak the words of life through this study of the Gospel of John. We’ll be studying and sharing strictly in Spanish and this will be a challenge for me since so much of our ministry has been in English the past couple years. I’m looking forward to it. Pray that I’ll speak clearly and correctly in Spanish so that the messenger wouldn’t mangle the message.
Thanks for praying. We hope we’ll have another story of God’s amazing grace to share with you some time in the future!