Two Churches Today

Good morning and happy mothers day to all mothers who must be honored for their incredible and imperative roll to human existence and human development. Thank you!

This morning I will be speaking at Agape church. Then in the afternoon at 5 PM I have been invited to speak at ‘El Shadday’ church which is a Mexican church with a large attendance of young Mexican people. Pastor Miguel invited me to share the P story with his congregation. Miguel also operates a Bible School Seminary and Missionary training program at his church. I will be honored to share our story with them.

Please pray for me in these meetings, that I may speak the word of God in truth and in Spirit and that this word would take effect in the hearts of the hearers to spring forth into life, to liberate and edify. Pray that I may readily find the words in Spanish to express what the Spirit lays on my heart.

Thank you,

t.

Brady

Robin and I were blessed with a visit from our long time friend Brady for the past two weeks. Brady just left yesterday back to his home in the US. What a pleasant young man. We thoroughly enjoyed our time which was filled with many deep and meaningful conversations, excellent activities, food, and more. 20 years ago, Brady came with his father to Venezuela to visit our work among the P’s. We have had a close relationship since then including many, many conversations about the Lord.

God is at work in all of our lives. We are all on the journey of knowing and experiencing God. Some of our conversations with Brady were about steps of faith and sensing the leading of God in our lives. It was a joy to see Brady taking steps of faith while on this trip. One of these steps involved potentially selling his house at this time, not knowing exactly where that may lead. He mentioned a neighbor who may be interested in it. This house is special to Brady, he’s poured a lot of work, time and planning into it, but there is a deeper longing in his heart to walk with God. The sale of his house could be a pivotal moment for him in his journey of faith. He contacted his neighbor today, and the neighbor responded immediately with a yes. They will be meeting on Wednesday to discuss a potential negotiation.

I’m mentioning it to you to ask for prayer — prayer for a powerful answer from God, confirmation and peace in Brady’s heart to take this step of faith as the sale of his home could lead to other things which the Lord may have prepared for him.

Thank you for your sincere prayers for our beloved friend as he seeks to walk in the fellowship of the Lord Jesus in spirit and truth.

t.

Wheel

You never know what a day will bring, but God knows it. I wonder how often something comes to mind and causes us to pray. It is a mystery how God uses prayer. It’s like He runs His own thought through us back to Himself and by doing so manifests His divine intent in the world. I often reflect on what our lives would be without your partnership and the many prayers that are voiced to God on our behalf through you. Again, I have the sense that through your prayers God was watching over us in a recent wheel issue on our car. I wonder if your prayers made the difference of a disaster or not. Only God knows, but I kind of think this one is obvious. Click here to check watch the video to see what I’m talking about.

This morning, I spoke in church. The sermon was on the gospel of which I have been teaching on for the past few weeks. The emphasis is on the grace of God and our receiving of God’s perfect gift of righteousness by faith alone and not of works. It was one of the bolder messages I’ve given on the topic, but I feel quite strongly about the grace of God and His absolute righteous status poured out upon us through faith alone. This blessing is unconditional as it depends on Christ alone and received by us through genuine faith alone, apart from works. How easily we tend to slide into a performance based righteousness and try to gain God’s favor by our performance as Christians. Today’s message evidently offended one person, while another commented that it was the best sermon they had ever heard. I find that so strange, yet so common. Pray that the Lord would gift me with careful words that speak life and that those who hear the words would understand the truths which the Lord desires us to know. Pray for the offended person.

I am still waiting on the Lord for confirmation on a potential trip to Colombia to see the P’s. Please pray for the Lord to lead me in this. I just want to be obedient to His leading.

I have now recorded 25 radio programs and they are on the airwaves into Ven! I have not heard any feedback from the P’s yet, but I haven’t heard anything from any P’s in a long while. E should be arriving back to Wi-Fi any day now. The recording of the P new testament is scheduled for May. I hope E gets out soon. I have a few other projects that I would love for him to do while out in town like translation of a children’s book. We are also awaiting a more accurate estimate on how many more Bibles are needed based on his census work.

The final week at CEC school here in Mexico is about to end. Pray for all the students as they seek the Lord’s guidance as to where to go and how to fulfil their respective callings. Adam has no family. It kind of breaks my heart as I hear his story as he reminds me of my own son. May God bless them and guide them and be Father to them as He truly is.

Robin feels 100%. She’s finished her antibiotics and has a follow up doctor’s appointment tomorrow to review the ultrasound. I over did it with tennis last week and had a bit of a migraine. I played all out and so it told me that I’m not ready for that level of tennis yet. Still praying to find the Lord’s path for me in all this, but enjoying the great improvement.

Thanks for your faithful partnership,

t.

He is risen and Robin together with Him!

Thank you so much for your prayers for Robin. She is well, back to normal and has no fever. Her fever left her about 2 days after she started the antibiotics. The bad taste in her mouth went away too. I wondered if it had to do with dead bacteria??? But I’m not a doctor. I don’t know. Anyway, there is life in her eyes as I have not seen for years actually, and by her own admission, she feels better now than she has in years. I wonder if she’s been fighting this bacteria for a long time. Yesterday we went for a mild hike in the desert and today we went to church together. As we speak, she is making lunch for us.

All this to say thank you, and she expressed her gratitude for your prayers this morning in church with tears of thankfulness welling up in her eyes. She will continue the antibiotics for 2 more days until they are done.

Just wanted to update you. What a nice time for her to feel a new beginning – for He is risen some 1,991 years ago on approximately this day according to a whole new calendar which God had instituted some 3,300 years ago. It all speaks of new life – spring time. We appreciate your continued prayers for us as the Lord directs your hearts.

t.

“Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men. But the angel answered and said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is RISEN‘…”
Matthew 28:1-6 

Update on Robin

Thank you so much for your prayers. Robin continues to improve. Last night, she had enough energy to call Amanda, which is a good sign, and I can start to hear her returning to her normal mind. She’s even laughing at funny things.

This morning, her temperature was down to 99. She still has a fever and was sweating last night. The antibiotics are giving her a horrible taste in her mouth and altering the taste of water and food. I suppose that’s to be expected?… Now she’s up out of bed doing a load of laundry, so that’s another good sign.

Thanks for your continued prayer as she has 5 more days of these pills to endure.

t.