Good morning and blessings to all…….Over the past 20 months I have watched 3 young pastors step out in obedience to plant a new church in a small city not to far from where Pam and I live. I have learned a lot from them in the area of FAITH, OBEDIENCE, TRUST, GUIDANCE, VISION and GOD’S WILL. These are all areas of our Christian Life that we talk a lot about and teach about but it truly is a whole different enterprise when it comes to putting them into practice. Over the past 10 years Pam and I have tried through the leadership of the Holy Spirit to be faithful to the vision and call of God as we serve in Nicaragua. The Bible says in Ps 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in His way.” We believe that we are being “ordered ” to take some steps in a new direction. This morning we seek your prayers and support as we begin the next phase of our obedience to the call of God for our lives.
Our hearts desire and we believe the will of God for us is to step out by faith and begin to spend more time in country (Nicaragua) working with the local pastors, churches and villages. Our vision from 10 years ago “To Grow the Kingdom” has not changed. What will change is our everyday presence and ability to work with and stand by those that need us the most. We could never praise God enough for what HE has allowed us to do and be apart of over the past 10 years but it is time now to step up the work. What I’m sure of is that the churches that have been planted need help to grow and be productive and that is why we believe God is leading us in this direction.
Sometime near the end of 2010 we plan to leave our secular jobs and commit every fiber of our beings to work in Nicaragua. As I type this letter this morning I can honestly say I’m not real sure what this is going to look like but we are going to take that 1st step by faith and just wrap our arms around the WILL of God and see where these steps lead us. I do know that we will continue to have the monthly teams join us in the work and blessings as we serve the churches and villages around Somotillo.
Let me once again THANK many of you that have supported us both financially and through pray all these many years. I can honestly say that you are a big part of what got us to this point. With that said we are asking many to pray about monthly support and please continue to pray for God’s work through Because We Care Ministries. Over the next several months we will be “CASTING THE VISION” with many of the church groups that have worked with us in the past as well as many individuals. I don’t know any other way except to say we need your help, both through pray and finance. If you have any questions please feel free to call or write and we will get you the answer. In His Service, Donald and Pammie
Dr and Mrs. Donald M Gillette
Because We Care Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 21806
Roanoke, VA. 24018