Friday, November 26, 2010

Darwin Jackson–Update

"Prayer, with thanksgiving, is the means God has appointed for our obtaining freedom from all anxiety, and the peace of God which passeth all understanding." R.A.Torrey.

2008-10 cropped low resWe received a little baby girl last week. Little Melina was16 days old last Monday we she came to us. We're not sure yet how long we will have her. She suffers drug withdraws and failure to thrive.

Mary Ann was in charge of about one hundred volunteers serving over five hundred people a Thanksgiving meal last Saturday. By the grace of God and though your prayers everything went really well.

Cesar's adoption is being held up because CPS cannot get an original copy of his birth certificate. Now, after how many months, they say we have to go to Tucson and get it ourselves.

Our Sunday school in MascareƱas is doing very well, much more consistent now. We normally have 16 to 18 kids. Last Sunday about half of them were suffering from colds. One little guy, Manuel, was in tears trying to continue working on the prodigal son story. We stopped, had everyone lay hands on their neighbor and we prayed for one another.

Laura's adoption in Indiana didn't work out, she is now back here in Arizona. She has been over to visit a couple of times. Twice now she has called us to come get her because she was locked out of the home she's living at. It is possible she'll be coming back to live with us again soon.
There continue to be murders everyday in Nogales, Sonora. I talked with a lady who has moved from Nogales, Son. to Nogales, AZ. who says that the cartel are buying up a lot of homes in the more wealthy areas of Nogales causing a lot of people to leave and buy homes on this side of the border. Her husband is a lawyer, and is scarred to take cases over there for fear of them.

We continue to visit in the neighborhoods, the Lord opening doors every time for opportunities to share the Gospel. We shared Jesus with Jesus on Sunday. He said by his good behavior he'd get into heaven. He was on his way out, but he gave me five minutes to convince him his way wouldn't work and that he needed Jesus Christ in order to make it. I went over by two minutes, but I believe he was convinced.

God bless you all this Thanksgiving, and for your "prayer, with thanksgiving." May "the peace of God which passeth all understanding," fill you all, your fellow workers,

Darwin, Mary Ann, Gracie, Cesar.... and Melina.

"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Steve Kvales’ Newsletter

imageSeeming repetitious in what we have to say, I pinch myself and remember that until there are no more languages out there
waiting for God’s Word written in their heart language, we will press on with the urgency to bring God’s Word to the
Bibleless.  Lest we get lost in our daily routines, we turn to the wonders of God’s Word that refreshes us as water that
quenches the thirst. Like you, we have
personal struggles we deal with on an
ongoing basis that we need to continually
bring to the feet of Jesus. And as we trust God that it is in Him
that we live and move and have our being, He continues to anoint us to do
what He calls us to do even as the enemy tries to discourage us. The enemy distracts us to worry while the light of God’s truth renews our mind
to trust and obey. There is no greater peace experienced than that
which inhabits our hearts while we remain in the center of God’s
will. In obedience, God graciously promises complete joy (John 15:11),
peace (John 14:27), life (Matthew 16:25) and rest (Matthew 11:28-29). Please pray with us for open hands around the world waiting to hold God’s Word as you see the beautiful children in the photo above privileged to do. Pray that seeds come to fruition and more people answer the call to tend the task of bringing God’s Word to the nations.

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Jonni Sliver’s November Newsletter

People You Need to Know

imageIt always amazes me that God allows us to partner with Him; that He would chose to make His will done on earth through the acts of His children. It both takes my breath away and blesses me! I have had many opportunities to see men and women in action walking out the Love of God, and I have seen the fruit of their

imageI would like to introduce you to three such servants
who lead the Miriam Home ministry. They, on a daily
basis, lay their hearts before the Lord to serve the
children in His name. Your prayers for them are vital! They are not relying in their power, might or wisdom but on God’s and they need to be held up and blessed every day!


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