This morning, I read a quote by David Alan Campbell, “All the horrible things going on in the world should inspire us to tell more people about Jesus, clearly He is needed.” We can take it a step further and say, “All the horrible things going on in the world should wake us up and believe in Jesus, clearly He is needed.”
Sometimes people can get so comfortable in their lives that they have no desire for salvation. They live their lives without thinking of the eternal consequences. I know we can get comfortable in the mission field. When we do, then we get complacent. I remember talking to Mike about the difficulties that I have been having and he said, “It is to be expected. You will be persecuted for your faith.”
Turn on the television, read the paper or just talk to others and we see and hear things that will bother us. What do we do? Shake our heads and say… “Senseless killings…” or do we pray? Jesus was beat, scourged, spit on and crucified. Senseless killing? Yet, when we understand who He is and what He has done for all of us, then we need to pray to our Father in heaven and ask, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” They don’t know because they don’t know Him. Do we make God a first priority or a last resort?
Here it is no different. Guatemala has its share of corruption and violence, so when children go home, it causes concern. If you are reading this, and you plan on coming to minister with our children, we ask you to witness and disciple our children. Ice cream and pizza are nice, but the gospel is better. Pray with our children, have devotionals and bible studies. Clearly He is needed.
Flory knocked on our door and said, “The first washer is not working.” Our other washer is not working either, so losing this one obviously hurts. One deep sigh later, I removed the cover and checked the discharge valve. You never know what you are going to find… I found a glow stick bracelet. It prevented the automatic valve from shutting and it caused continuous draining. After removing the stick, Praise the Lord, the washer began working.
A Texas team is here to serve. It is good to work side by side with the teams. I asked them if they would like to do devotionals with the boys and they said, “Yes!” We want our boys to be ministered with His word and when a team comes to share, it is a double blessing. How beautiful are their feet!!!
Lee and Candy