Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Paul de la Torre has let us know how much is needed for materials for the two prosthetics needed. For Guadlupe's arm, we need $750, and for Nico's leg we need $1350. Please help these needy people if you can. If you want to sponsor these needs, write us at email@example.com
Renee' and I were working at Teen Challenge, living in a Mobile Home and raising our two year old son when God blessed us with twins, a boy and a girl we named Matthew and Jamie. Money was tight and work hours long, but those were some of the best times of our lives. Of course we had no idea of how hard it would be to raise three kids to follow Christ in a world that no longer recognizes Him, but God helped us and we're very happy with the way they turned out. Now we have five grandchildren and we pray that they will grow up to know and serve Christ. The children at Bethel Orphanage and the boys at Oasis are being loved and nurtured because of the work of people like you ministering through Caring Hearts. In this time of economic and political uncertainty, I can't help wondering what our grandchildren and the children of San Luis will experience in their lifetimes. But the Bible tells us that God's promises are for us and our children. Our job is to pray, give, love, teach and guide these children through the dangerous waters of life. It's hard work for Ken and Juana and Bertha and all our staff in San Luis, so don't forget to pray for them everyday. I'm very happy with the way these precious children are growing in the Lord and finding that there is a God who loves them and that He has a plan and purpose for their lives. When we care for them they are our reward. Be Blessed this Thanksgiving. Pastor Gary
Monday, October 20, 2008
Brother Nico, from the Cocopah Nation, lost his leg to diabetes. Here Paul is measuring for a prosthetic device.
Guadalupe lost her arm in an accident.
MARIANA BEFORE HER FIRST OPERATION.
MARIANA AFTER HER OPERATION
I shared on the love of God. If we don't understand and receive it, we will never be able to love him (1 John 4:19). God is not a divine boss, angry judge or distant diety, He is our Heavenly Father, and we are His children. Those of you who are fathers or mothers, how much do you love your children? We know that God loves His children even more. If you struggle with God as your father because you did not have a loving earthly father, the Bible also says He loves us like a mother (Isaiah 66:12-13, Isaiah 49:15)
Have you ever considered how the eternal attributes of God affect His love for you? For example, we know that God is Omniscient, all knowing. He knows everything, if He didn't, we couldn't trust any prophesy. Do you realize that because God knows everything, that He cannot be disappointed with you? What is disappointment? It is when we expect someone do do something, and they don't, we are disappointed with them. If God knows all things, he knows when we are going to fail. In fact, when Jesus died on the Cross, He knew every sin you were going to commit your entire life, and yet He saved you anyway. God cannot be disappointed because he doesn't expect anything - He knows what you are going to do before you do it. Rest in that truth. We are often disappointed with ourselves, but our heavenly Father is looking down and comforting us, picking us up and saying keep going, I know the plans I have for you, the Good Works I prepared for you are waiting, keep moving ahead. I knew you were going to fall, but that does not change my love for you nor my ultimate plan for your life.
We also know that God is omnipotent. He is all powerful, he can do all things. Do you know what that means? We can all be His favorite child. There is enough of God to go around. God has a special love for each one of us, and because of His all powerful nature, we can consider ourselves His favorite. It is not like Jacob, who had Joseph as his favorite, causing problems in the family. God can call all His kids his favorite, because he is not bound by mortal boundaries that would hinder him from sharing an immense love to all of His Children, in an equal but special way for each one of us. God rejoices and sings over you (Zephaniah 3:17), do you hear Him singing a special song for you?
God bless and we hope to hear from you.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Our local pastor Jose Luis needs a fence in front of their new home. It would cost $700.00, and it would be to keep dogs out of their front yard and deterrent for thieves.
A pastor in Pennsylvania wants to donate a car to Adalberto, our Bible school director, and needs someone to drive it to San Luis. If you would be interested, let us know writing firstname.lastname@example.org
We also need at least three new vans, one for the church, one for Oasis and one for the Bible school. The ones we have now are running, but are causing constant problems. If you know of anyone that can donate one, let us know.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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Enjoy the pictures from the fiesta.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Please note that my report of the first day was incorrect, I have changed it to the correct figures.
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