Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest.2 He was faithful to the one who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house. 3 Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. 4 For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything. 5 “Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house,” bearing witness to what would be spoken by God in the future. 6 But Christ is faithful as the Son over God’s house. And we are his house, if indeed we hold firmly to our confidence and the hope in which we glory. –Hebrews 3: 1-6
The above passage in Hebrews is both a call and an encouragement to all of us who know and serve the Lord. It reminds us of being faithful in following him and in doing what we, as his church and believers are called to do. How good that He does the rest in his perfect way and in his perfect time! June was a busy month and as always, we have much to share. Thank you all for your faithfulness in supporting us in prayer with thanksgiving and with finances. You are indeed faithful.
Please keep praying for final legal approval for our new Foundation for our work with abandoned children. Jack met with the attorney again the last week of June and encouraged him to stay diligent in working with the municipality handling the processing of our papers. There do not seem to be any major problems with our paperwork, but rather bringing all background documents up-to-date. For our part, we are striving to be as much involved as is possible. In the meantime, we are in contact with two couples that are very interested in being a part of the renewed work with children here on our mission property. God is good!!
Also in June, Jack made a trip to northern Chile to spend an entire day with the director of a children’s camp/Christian center with much the same vision as we have for our new camp and center being developed in central Chile. Several people are involved and a good team is taking shape (see last month’s COMBINED NEWSLETTER/PRAISE & PRAYER LETTER). Our friend Marcelo did finish his short video presentation of the land and project and it is excellent. Click on this link to see it: https://vimeo.com/131370462 Thank you for your ongoing prayers for this new outreach and for its development. We would love to be in a position to offer “day” camps on the property starting next January in Chilean summer.
Janine’s trip in the States continues very well. Thanks again to our home church, Living Creek Christian Church, for providing rooms for both Donn and Janine at the NACC. She is also attending the Christian Retailer convention in Orlando to try to open up wholesale contacts for our figures made in Chile out of playing marbles. You can see them on www.marblepeople.com These sales provide income to help support our work with children.
Finally, as July also contains July 4th, let us pray for the United States—a country birthed “under God” and by his power. For several years we have been shaping “our OWN way” as a nation instead of remaining faithful to his. It’s so important to be a voice as Christians, unless, that is, we would abdicate our faith and join the majority.
Praising, praying, and fasting with you in our Faithful, faith-calling God,