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December 1, 2023
Let’s show the light of God this Christmas
He who has called us will prepare us for His work. Loving the Lord and our neighbors should motivate us to serve him, as should our desire to contribute to the growth of His kingdom. However, we may often feel that our calling remains inactive because of uncertainty about where and how to serve.
Only our method of seeking God’s guidance justifies that inaction. He has given us gifts, talents, abilities, and skills only for His glory, and He can use each of our characteristics to extend His kingdom. “For all things proceed from him and exist through him and for him. To him be the glory forever! Amen.” Rom 11:36. But what if we feel inadequate? The word reminds us, “It is not that we consider ourselves competent. Our ability comes from God.” 2 Cor. 3:5.
We are one step of faith away from walking subject to His will and sovereignty, and that step of faith we often lack is called PRAYER. How will we know God if we do not seek Him? “Let us know the Lord; let us strive to know Him. As surely as the sun rises, He will manifest Himself; He will come to us as the winter rain and spring rain that waters the earth.” Hos. 6:3.
As adopted children, we are not oblivious to the needs of our society to know the gospel of truth, and there is nothing we can do to help. From actively praying and supporting financially to being much more intentional in showing my love to my neighbor through concrete actions, each one from the place where our Lord has placed us to be light in our community, “For you were once darkness, and now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.” Eph. 5:8.
Although we may not have all the conditions given to make missionary trips to every corner of the earth, we do have in our hands the opportunity to illuminate our corner from where we are for others. There will always be something we can do to bring the light of the Gospel to others.
We are active members of God’s people and workers in His kingdom, servants for His glory. Let us bring light to all the hearts we have close to us that still live in darkness, each one from our trench. Let us take this Christmas season to be intentional in serving others. “On the other hand, we speak as men whom God approved and entrusted with the Gospel; we do not try to please people, but God, who examines our hearts.” 1 Thess. 2:4.
“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light“
- During our board meetings in Arizona, we celebrated a Vision Dinner to highlight three missionaries: Eliseo Macedo, Tyrel Good, and Victoria Pierce. Also, we shared the Operations Fund’s needs, which 2024 will be $72,000.
- We have changed the provider to process debit/credit card donations to IDonate. Donors can now manage their accounts to make changes, stop payments, etc. We will be sending an email with information on the new portal.
- Chris Curiel, Communications Coordinator, asks for wisdom to start his Master of Arts in Theology. He is looking for a program online from an accredited institution with sound doctrine.
- Our goal for 2024 is to have 100 leaders serving around the world. Help us pray for wisdom as we receive nominations, vet candidates, and appoint them to serve with us.
- Leaders serving in countries that are in conflict with Israel due to the war in Gaza need protection and wisdom. Pray they will keep their focus on sharing their faith with ALL who need Jesus as a savior.
- We need toys for a missionary trip to Mexico this Christmas, organized yearly by Experimenta Vida in Mesa, Arizona.
- Operating Fund Budget: We must raise $6,000 monthly for our ministry. This budget includes all staff salaries, insurance, communications, financial fees, etc.