1 Peter 4:19
English Standard Version (ESV)
19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
After a little more than 12 years serving here in Nicaragua one VERY important lesson that both Pam and I have learned is a complete dependency on Holy God. Another key lesson we have learned is "be careful " what you ask for. In January 2012 we ask GOD to stretch our tent, basically asking God to use us in a greater way here in Nicaragua for HIS glory. I stand amazed at the many doors that GOD has opened and the number of people that HE has brought into our lives.
Since early November we have been able to share with more than 300 Pastors in both Nicaragua and Honduras. Our leadership training will expand into Costa Rica beginning in May. With each passing day the demands for "teaching" and "training" continues to grow. The first question ask in Duyure Honduras yesterday was, "When are you coming Back." We have truly seen the desire of these Godly men and women to grow and become better and more effective leaders for Christ. Along with this growth in number comes a GREATER demand on BWCM for supplies and food for those that are attending class. On a day when these men would be in the fields working to provide for their families they are now in class. We try to provide food for them to take when it is available to make their day a little easier. We truly thank those that have helped in purchasing books and supplies.
Our mission here has not changed, it has only expanded. I’m working to fill my extra time in country with the training center (farm) and pastor/leader training. Our plan is to continue to grow in each area as GOD provides. Today we are continuing to reach out for more teams to share in the work. We are looking for new contacts (churches) that has a desire to do missions. If you have family or friends in other churches that would like to see and hear about our work please ask them to contact me.
With all this said I need to make a personnel appeal. Over the past 18 months we have seen a continual erosion of our monthly support. I have learned over the past 12 years that there can be any number of reasons and it doesn’t really matter. I realize with the state of the economy and many other factors that it is increasingly more difficult for folks to give. We need very urgently to find at least 30, $100 a month contributors. We are asking churches as well as individuals to help us by increasing your giving or start giving. If it’s only $10.00 a month, praise GOD. Pam and I are just asking for your help over and beyond what you do in your local church. If you are unable to give we truly understand but please don’t stop praying for us. We are Trusting GOD in a might way. I have been teaching our pastors that where GOD leads God provides and I believe that with all my heart.
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