“PUT IN PLAY & KEPT IN PLAY—EXPECT RESULTS!!”
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. –Romans 5: 5-8
Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. 2 Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. 3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? 5 You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor. 6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: 7 all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, 8 the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. 9 Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! –Psalm 8
In our Monday morning team devotions we read the above verses and talked about the importance to stay steady and connected to God’s purposes & plan through us, in on-going prayer and connection to those we pray for. There are so many people, marriages, and families in need, for all sorts of reasons.
In light of Romans 5 and Psalm 8, the answer to WHY we are called to diligence and steadiness becomes obvious as we look at what we ourselves have already received through God’s love for us and the place we hold in his heart and plan. People, marriages, and families will always be the priority at the center of God’s attention, and everything else supports that! Christians are designed by him to be his children in steady action and prayer. What a privilege and responsibility. Thank you so much for your on-going prayer partnership!!
PRAISES & REQUESTS FOR PRAYER
We moved into one of the ministry site houses in July, and while there are many no longer needed items and furniture still for sale, the move is complete. TYL!! Please pray for the sale of what remains and for a new Chilean home for Chica, our great German Shepard guard dog.
APEM (Christian pregnancy center) also moved into one of our four ministry site houses in July and now prepares to do training and orientation of those volunteers that will work with girls and women coming for help. Please continue to be in prayer for them.
We are meeting with the lawyer helping to form the new foundation for the middle-Chile camp & retreat center. She is currently working on the purpose and statutes that we will need. The formation and development of the camp/retreat center represents a long-term prayer need. Thank you for praying!
One additional blessing and gratitude for August is that we will be in the States as part of Janine’s family in a time of remembering their father, Ed, who died over 40 years ago. He would have turned 100 years old in middle August. He was a good father and would have been a super grandpa.😊 Janine was able to go in late July to Birmingham, Alabama to help Jayme & Malia and get to know their new baby boy, Matthias, for the first time.
In our absence from Chile, Ross & Raquel will coordinate things on the Santiago mission property and we will be back in Santiago at the end of the month.
Praising, praying, and fasting in our ALWAYS “IN PLAY THROUGH US” ONE, TRUE GOD,