Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives BY BELIEVING IN ME will never die. Do you believe this?”
What appropriate Easter verses John 11: 25-26 make! God’s mission through his son Jesus is now complete and through Jesus’ resurrection, death for the Christian is also overcome. Jesus’ above answer to Martha should make perfect sense to us, as through our baptisms we Christians join in both Jesus’ death and resurrection to carry on his work in the world. The question, as it was to Martha, is “Do WE believe?” In the meantime, in this short physical life we get to share him with the world. Thanks so much for your prayers both for us and for God’s work through us in Chile!
With regards to our Santiago ministry property, it is good to have Andrea back from vacation. It does look as if she will continue her full-time teaching job, so please continue to pray that the already-in-place constraints on her time will allow her to give the energy and time necessary in the development of the Foundation’s work. Our mission houses are still not being utilized by area children’s hospitals for housing of parents of children in long-term treatments as we have hoped they would be, which means that visits are in order. We would also like to become a facilitating source for social issues such as foster care and adoptions, in addition to being involved in other areas of child and family-related needs. There are so many social needs in Chile, and Andrea’s time in addressing all of the above is crucial.
We have initiated legal steps to make necessary changes to the statutes of the Foundation in order to pursue a broader vision. Included in those changes is the change to increase the number of board members from four to five, as we voted to take Tamara on as a fifth board member. Please join us in praying for the successful and timely termination of these legal steps.
The middle-Chile camp & retreat center: With Domingo & Sandra back in Chile after vacationing in Brazil (where Sandra is from) we will be able to follow through with the possibility of purchasing additional land—a significant step needing the attention and agreement of all of us involved. Thank you for your continuing prayers, as this year’s fervent hope and prayer is to finalize identifying the exact land we can plan on developing! This new good work, LUZ EN EL CAMPO (Light in the Countryside) also needs it own legal structure to go forward.
It probably seems like we keep asking for the same prayers 😊, but in Chile and other South American countries what might be more straight forward and timely in accomplishing in the United States is anything but that here. Now with the new president taking office this past month, for example, Chile’s adoption laws might very well change once again. Thank you for your prayers, as God is the One we serve and look to.
Praising, praying, and fasting in Jesus, OUR SOURCE OF ETERNAL JOY AND PURPOSE,