Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, Eph. 5:18
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. –Romans 8:26-27
May 30th marked Jesus’ Ascension after showing himself to many witnesses for 40 days beginning with his resurrection. He had promised his Holy Spirit to his disciples on various occasions and God’s Spirit DID come in a very big way on Pentecost, to be celebrated this year on Sunday, June 9th. In essence all three persons of God are still and will always be working in us and through us in many ways. We quoted Romans 8: 26-27 as an encouraging reminder as how God is totally involved in our praying. Thank you for your all-important prayer support! We all pray… and the Spirit delivers!
- Thank you for continuing to pray for our search for property we can develop into a children’s camp and Christian retreat center! In spite of nothing new to report this month we know that God is working in ways we cannot see. We continue to follow up on phone numbers and other contacts.
- Speaking of children’s camps, we are very excited to be participating in four church summer camps between June and August in the U.S. in Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, and finishing in Texas. We have hosted children’s summer camps in Chile these last four Januarys in a row, and want to continue improving our approach to and overall design of the camps as we look forward to purchasing and developing a more permanent site. Physical layout and administration become very important in terms of the property’s broader vision and stages of development.
Pictured here are Viky & Renata Aguayo, and Janine. We are excited that Renata will come from Chile to accompany us to the first three of the above camps. Both Viky & Renata have become an integral part of our Chile camp team. Thank you for praying for our safe travels and for all that we will learn these next couple months through the Spirit’s guiding.
- Please also join us in praying for Cesar’s and Camila’s administration of the good work going on at our ministry site in Santiago during our absence. Times such as these serve an important role in Cesar’s and Camila’s own development as administrators. They make a very capable team together and handle decisions & situations that come up with patience and prayer. Thank you, Lord, for them!
- Last but not least, we continue to work with various churches in Santiago that have demonstrated real evidence of extending Jesus in the community, both in word and in deed. Together, we are part of an effort to support and make known effective ministries that exist between us all to meet real needs of many people. To be sure, this is a favorite work of the Spirit! Thank you for praying for these relationships continually in development.
Praising, praying, and fasting to our One, True, God through the help of his ONE TRUE SPIRIT,
In his love,