Posted on Sunday, May 18, 2014
in Ministry Updates, Prayer Letters
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
~ John 8:12~
As I was reading my Bible this morning I read this verse in Proverbs 3 — “The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.” I was reminded of 2 Corinthians 4, that the “god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”
What a sobering truth. Satan blinds. But God (which are two of my favorite words to read in Scripture) saves, and He has risen victorious over sin and death.
The responsibility to share that truth, of the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, is for each of us as believers — every day, everywhere. This past school year, for me, it has been on Guam with my students. This summer/fall it will be wherever the Lord allows my travels to take me, with whomever I cross paths. And, Lord willing, this fall it will be in Spain with university students and others the Lord allows me to meet.
What about you? Where are you supposed to be a light? To whom should you be preaching Christ Jesus? We don’t always end up where we plan, but God can use our life, and His light to work in the lives of others — He has been teaching me this over and over, and I am thankful for the lessons he constantly gives.
The Lord has provided several new supporters over the last couple of months, and I am looking forward to watching Him provide for the rest of my financial needs.
Would you pray that God would provide the needed contacts with pastors, meetings in churches, and that He would move hearts to be part of the ministry in Spain.
My goal is to be at 50% when I leave Guam on June 5th — I have just over 40% right now. I am also praying that the Lord would provide more prayer support and the remainder of my financial support, as well as my visa by October.
We have just three weeks of school to finish up — some of you know how crazy and busy the next few weeks will be. Please pray that I, and my students, finish the year out well. Also pray as I sort and pack, and move half way around the world once again. (I’m becoming a pro at this part of missionary life!)
Thank you so much to those of you who faithfully pray, and so often send words of encouragement. It is a blessing to know that so many are lifting me up in prayer. And for those of you who are supporting me so faithfully financially in this ministry that the Lord has given, thank you as well for the blessing and help that you are!