“FROM DEATH TO LIFE – our purpose starts there!!”
16 For God SO LOVED the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to SAVE THE WORLD through him. 18 Whoever BELIEVES in him is not condemned, but whoever DOES NOT BELIEVE stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
There can be no other greater purpose for Christians to go throughout the world than to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ contained in John 3:16-18 and to do what he did while on earth. Except for Jesus’ death and resurrection commemorated and celebrated this month of April, ALL MANKIND would be condemned and eternally separated from God. How amazing it is that God’s deep love for his creation sacrificed his own son Jesus to bring us back into relationship with himself. That makes Jesus Christ not just another “religious choice” to consider, but rather the difference between eternal punishment that I pay myself and eternal life—ALL because of God’s love for us.
Thank you again for your prayers for the work of Chile Mission! Paul said it well in his letter to the church in Ephesus when he asked for their prayers with these words found in Eph.6:19-20, “Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”
A SPECIAL HOLY WEEK AND EASTER TO YOU ALL!!
GOD IS ALWAYS MOVING – thanks for your prayers for all of the following!
Julián & Carolina and family are adjusting well to living on the Chile Mission site and Carolina is also capable and doing well at adapting to her duties with parents arriving to stay for medical reasons of their children. Janine regularly talks with her via WhatsApp as needed. Johe is also working with them in different ways, answering questions and making calls to hospitals and clinics.
At the same time, Paola has finished her work with us at the end of March. Our main legal steps have been put in motion, along with helping get our necessary monthly accounting in order. She helped a lot with Caroline’s orientation in March. Thank you Lord for working in team, plus all of you who play a big part with your prayers!
Esperanza had her heart surgery to connect her heart blood vessels to her lungs, but after the surgery she contracted an infection. Her doctors are still consulting on the best next step, and in the meantime she stays in isolation in the intensive care unit of the hospital in a type of coma-induced state. It’s a hard situation for their family, to be sure, and they very much appreciate any and all prayer support. They also have a two-year-old daughter, and Mom Gabriella is pregnant again and at risk with another cesarean birth.
In rural Chile at the camp property:
Abraham has been able to start on the bedroom/bathroom/laundry addition to be built on to the side of their house, with the readying of the footings ditches for the cement that will support the new walls. Abdías, the oldest son of Julián and Carolina in Santiago has come down to help him, which is great. As we have written in recent months, the extra bedroom/office and bathroom with an exterior entrance will help when workers and others come to help with construction and other projects. They will have their own bathroom!! 🙂 Plus, Abraham will have room with a private office in between visitors to work away from the home activity.
Abraham, Catalina and Abril have applied for their passports in order to come to the U.S. in June and July to visit Christian camps in various States, starting with California. The passports were supposed to be ready by March 31, but like with many Chilean governmental offices, are still in process. Thanks for your prayers! The two main purposes for bringing them to the U.S. is to 1) go to camps that have tackled similar improvements that we have in mind, such as make a lake and build an outdoor amphitheater with a good sound system, etc. and 2) to take a close look at our approach to both children and youth spiritually. Our message is evangelistic!
Praising, praying, fasting, and giving thanks to our TRUE “FROM DEATH TO LIFE SAVIOR AND LORD!!