“BELIEVING AND SEEKING THE LORD WITH TOTAL CONFIDENCE!!”
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
The above verses come from Hebrews 11, an entire chapter committed to the importance of maintaining faith in God. They ring true for everyone, giving us assurance and strength. These two months in Chile have once again reminded us that we can always have faith that God hears our prayers and responds according to his purposes and plan. Thank you so much for faithfully praying for and with Chile Mission!!
CURRENT ISSUES & PRAYER UPDATES
We have been reviewing and revising hours worked by our staff here on the Santiago mission site, and, considering how difficult this might have been, we are very grateful to the Lord for how well it went. Thank you for your prayer support! There are still details to work out, but we’ve been able to enter March with good accords reached on every front. Johe will complete her hours owed mostly from home by making contacts with hospital & clinics and she will also be available to help at our mission site as needed.
Another main issue has been the replacement of Johe and Paola on the mission site with new persons to live here and take the work forward with site maintenance and the handling of our ministry to those coming to stay on our site from different parts of Chile for medical treatments facing their children. Other dimensions of this important ministry include our communication and relationship with hospitals and clinics in other parts of the country, as well as seeking churches from where the families come from that can reach out to them where they live. We are also looking for couples near us that can help people staying on our mission site in different ways.
We are pleased to introduce to you the new family that will be living here to take on the above role on behalf of Chile Mission. Pictured here, they are Carolina (the person mainly involved in our work with families, hospitals, and churches), her husband Julián, and their two sons Abdías (Obadiah in English) and Esteban (Steven in English). Abdías is 21 and Esteban is 14. Julián has been a church pastor in the past and they were introduced to us by Abraham, our team member on the camp property in middle Chile. Julián will continue with his full-time administrative job with a large company that makes windows.
Esperanza (Hope in English), the nine-month-old baby girl needing more surgery to connect her heart blood vessels with her lungs, will be back in Santiago on March 13 for that surgery and her mother will stay here on the mission site. Please pray for them.
We also continue in communication with the APEM pregnancy center regarding issues having to do with their office/meeting space on our Santiago mission site. Please remain in prayer over these discussions. We are thankful to be in relationship with them. We have still to hear back from Samaritan’s Purse’s use of office/meeting space on our mission site.
IN RURAL CHILE AT THE CAMP PROPERTY Abraham has been making final measurements for the new, bathroom & bedroom he is adding onto the side of his house with an exterior entrance, and he is ready to buy materials and fixtures needed for the job. Thank you for your prayers for the project. They as a family and we, too, have recovered from recent bouts with Covid. Thank you Lord for health and healing!
It looks like it will take a while longer to locate both the surveyor and architect that will assist in their fields on the camp property. Please keep praying about this.
We are sorry to be a few days late with our March update and prayer requests. These recent weeks in particular have been “full to the brim” with things to do. Good thing that God can handle all “full to the brim” issues! 🙂
Janine flew to the States (California) Wednesday night, arriving early yesterday morning, and I, Jack, will follow her on Monday evening, the 7th. Thus, our next prayer letter will be written from there. Again, we can’t tell you how grateful we are for your partnership in prayer!
Praising, praying, fasting, and giving thanks to our FAITH-BASED, FAITHFUL GOD!!