Brenda, Dakota, and I arrived home yesterday. It was great to see David and we are thankful for the blessing he is in our life!
I know…I’ve been quite “thin” with my blogs this summer, but I trust you have been following Deanna’s blog? Deanna has covered many things I’ve missed (Thank-you Deanna). Nevertheless, it has been another amazing summer! We had a few challenges and lost staff to other ventures, but the Lord continues to bless the work down here:
Change is in the air…
This summer I have met more Pastors than I can remember names. Respectfully, Brenda and I have begun friendships that will last a lifetime. We are blessed to be next to a community of Pastors that only want Jesus. We arrived home yesterday, but so much seems undone. Please pray for;
1) The monthly connection of Pastors at Los Olivos
2) Pastor Isaiah and his family as they minister to the many churches that surround the base.
3) Protection of this ministry as we support the local church.
We had the privilege, this summer, of hosting many teams from Canada; Yarrow, CLA, Broadway, Southview, Southridge, Arnold, Heartland, and GIBC…not to mention the individuals who came down independently. Each team or person was a blessing and we gained so much from their help. Many sleep in a new home or have food tonight because of their help. Most importantly, the help was multiplied through each Pastor (church) they worked with.
Celia and family are doing well (under “Get Involved” on this web page). I will blog more about this family later in her profile, but it was difficult for them this summer. Without the support of many back home my report would be quite different. Pastor Isaiah and his wife Anna have taken this family on and will make sure they are looked after.
On Monday, the 22nd of August, OLOC hosts another meeting of the Pastors at Los Olivos. Please pray for Pastor Isaiah as he hosts the event. Isaiah has suggested it will be a bigger event than the last. With Ed no longer a part of the event, it will be entirely indigenous. May the Lord bless Ed for his effort in initiating the beginnings of what has had fruit.
All of the above couldn’t be accomplished without the competent staff we worked with this summer. Anna, April, Deanna, Dakota, Ed, Isaias, Jason – Bev & family, Lauren, Jafet, Jordon, Justin, and Uriel. Each person sacrificed more than can be expressed through words. We love you all and miss you much! May the Lord have favor on you!!
The enemy may have “foot-holds” but the Lord has won the battle with His sacrifice on the cross!! Lives are being changed down here, Churches are expanding, and many have access to the Word. Not to mention the improvement in living conditions.
I said it in the last blog, but:
Judges 17 “Then Manoah inquired of the angel of the LORD, “What is your name, so that we may honor you when your word comes true?”
Here is the amazing (great, exciting, wow) part!
18 “He replied, “Why do you ask my name? It is beyond understanding.”
If the Lord’s name is without comprehension, so is His work.