Monthly Archives: June 2011

First Month of Deputation!

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June has already been a crazy month! We helped with three youth camps, visited thirteen different churches, and already drove over 2,000 miles! There were 15 people saved and several more that surrendered to missions during the camps! We praise the Lord for how He has been working!

God has continually met our needs this month! I quit both my jobs at the end of May with an occasional helping my dad at his shop in Suwanee. God has provided love offering after love offering that have been major blessings! We appreciate all the support from the churches we have visited!

Last weekend we visited Victory Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA with Pastor Roland Jackson! They were such a blessing to us, and I was able to teach Sunday School and present our ministry in the Morning Service. Sunday night we dropped in at Peachtree Road Baptist Church in Suwanee, GA with Pastor Reed! I was able to see several people I knew and that were friends of my family. Pastor Reed gave us the opportunity to present our ministry and gave us a love offering!

God has been so good to us in this first month of deputation! We are excited to see what the Lord has in store for us! We long to be in Japan and preach the gospel! Paul declared in Romans 1:15 that he was ready to preach to those that were at Rome. I’m ready to preach the Lord Jesus Christ and see His Name rise among the Japanese people! Please keep us in your prayers as we are making progress towards getting to Japan!

Lord of Mercies

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Zech. 1:12, 13 & 16 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years? And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words. …Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.

Israel has forsaken the Lord so many times, and yet He is ever merciful.

In this passage, Israel is being held captive by The Persian Empire. Israel was blessed by the Lord, and was the greatest of all nations. As the Lord was good to them, they turned from God to idols, and God let them wallow in their sin. Israel enjoyed their sin for a season, but now they endure the outcome of their sin.

Isn’t our God awesome!? At the moment we are facing the reality of our sin, God comes and speaks comfortably to us!

We all are sinners and we face the penalty of our sins, but Christ came and died on the cross. He paid for our sins rescuing us from the wrath to come! This mercy is offered to all. We just need to believe that Christ was and is enough to rescue us from our sins!