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New World Order – Part 4 – Is The Lord Pleased

The word of God has much to say about the concept of a New World Order (NWO)…. We will be studying the NWO and it’s Biblical implications in a four part series…

Part #1 – The NWO – What is it? – Will it take place?

Part #2 – Past attempts at forming a NWO by force (The 7 World Empires)

Part #3 -  Past attempts at forming a NWO by consensus (The Tower of Babel)

Part #4 -  The Future NWO – Is the Lord pleased?

THE SCRIPTURE:

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (Joh 16:33)

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.  (Isa 53:4-5)

A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psa 103:1-5)

This is part four of Pastor Rob’s series on the new world order. Any attempts at One world government, one world orders etc, God has stopped….why? Read this last installment to find out!

If you have not yet read parts one, two, and three, you can find them here, here, and here.

To finish reading this article on Christian Blessings, please head over to http://ptl2010.com/2012/06/27/new-world-order-part-4-is-the-lord-pleased/

You can visit Pastor Rob on his home site here, settledinheaven.wordpress.com

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A Short Clip From Book Three: Soul Savior /Who Wants To See Satan Get His Butt Whooped?

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Great excerpt from Lyn Leahz’s forthcoming book series. This taste should make you want to read the book!

Originally posted on lynleahz.com:

Please Note: I edited here and removed certain parts of this ‘part’ because some things would give away the story! But please enjoy a part that is toward the end of Book Three of my Trilogy, Eternal Soul Series, Soul Savior. I thought you might enjoy my rendition of Jesus coming to defeat the enemy! Be aware also; although this seems like the very end of the book, it is not. There is more after this. Also, as a side note, this is in the rough–it’s unedited.

IT IS DONE!©2013 Lyn Leahz

All of a sudden a loud voice pierced the silence, “It is done!” The heavens parted open with a thunderous roar when an enormous white horse with a man having the appearance of an authoritative warrior seated upon it emerged from the clouds.

Voices in the heavens shook the earth with a mighty rumble as they called…

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Take Away & Purge Me O Lord

I woke up early this morning with this song on my heart and I could not help but sing within myself and be at the feet of the Lord. I could not even go back to sleep. Tears streamed as I fell into worship.

May you take a moment to close your eyes and meditate on what this song is about in hopes that you will allow the Lord to remove anything inside of you that keeps you from totally surrendering to him.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. (Galatians 5:1 NKJV)

“Oh Father above who knows us greater that anyone, the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Master that reigns above and Who knows every grain of sand covered on land, Who knows every stand of hair on our heads, Who never slumbers nor sleeps but keeps watch over us day and night, Who loves us enough to see to our needs, our wants and desires. You O’ Lord is He Who will also break us from the very things that keep us from you when we know deep down inside that we need to step away and let you mold us into the vessels you created us to be. Break every chain that keeps us in bondage, break every yoke that is unclean, demolish every stronghold that says we cannot break free, help us to cast down every imagination that could make us reprobate.

Remove not thyself away from us Lord, please do not close your ears to our pleas, our cries when we fall into sin. Our heart says yes but our flesh is says no. Help us to die to the very things that hurt you, the very things that separate us from you my God. Lord, you tell us that if we love you that we would keep your commandments. Help us! Save us from ourselves. Take away every thing that is not pleasing to you. All fear and doubts we carry is not of you. You did not give a spirit of fear or timidity, but one of power and love and a sound mind.

Let not sickness, death, life uncertainties and challenges keep us from trusting You. No matter what the storms looks like, you can speak to it and it will cease upon Your command. Every thing on this earth must bow down to you, Father. Satan himself cannot do anything to us that you will not allow. Nothing goes unnoticed or comes as a surprise to You. Nothing done even in darkness can hide from you. Every temptation we have comes from a desire rising up like a fury furnace awaiting to smolder us like a fire’s smoke that we cannot see beyond our hand. Let it not choke us and kill us.

We need you Father, we need Your Holy Spirit, we need Jesus more and more each day. May we hasten to throne, let us fall to our knees with a contrite heart repenting of our sins known and unknown asking to be made over, to be clay in your hands that we will be shaped and refined. Let us worship You in spirit and in truth, dance before you as we share with those around us that OUR GOD has found favor in us. Thank you for being the Great I AM, the Lover of our souls, the mighty King that receives honor and glory at all times. You reign on high. Hallelujah! Praises be unto Thy Holy Name.

In Your Son’s name I pray, Amen.”

I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies. The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry. Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it. He bowed the heavens also, and came down With darkness under His feet.

And He rode upon a cherub, and flew; He flew upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place; His canopy around Him was dark waters And thick clouds of the skies. From the brightness before Him, His thick clouds passed with hailstones and coals of fire. The Lord thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice, Hailstones and coals of fire. He sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, Lightnings in abundance, and He vanquished them. Then the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered At Your rebuke, O Lord, At the blast of the breath of Your nostrils. He sent from above, He took me; He drew me out of many waters. He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me.

They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me. The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God. For all His judgments were before me, And I did not put away His statutes from me. I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity. Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to the cleanness of my hands in His sight. With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. For You will save the humble people, But will bring down haughty looks.

For You will light my lamp; The Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, By my God I can leap over a wall. As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. You enlarged my path under me, So my feet did not slip. I have pursued my enemies and overtaken them; Neither did I turn back again till they were destroyed. I have wounded them, So that they could not rise; They have fallen under my feet.

For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me. You have also given me the necks of my enemies, So that I destroyed those who hated me. They cried out, but there was none to save; Even to the Lord, but He did not answer them. Then I beat them as fine as the dust before the wind; I cast them out like dirt in the streets. You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; You have made me the head of the nations; A people I have not known shall serve me. As soon as they hear of me they obey me; The foreigners submit to me. The foreigners fade away, And come frightened from their hideouts. The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name. Great deliverance He gives to His king, And shows mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forevermore. (Psalm 18:1-50 NKJV)
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New World Order – 3 – The Tower of Babel

The word of God has much to say about the concept of a New World Order (NWO)…. We will be studying the NWO and it’s Biblical implications in a four part series…

Part #1 – The NWO – What is it? – Will it take place?

Part #2 – Past attempts at forming a NWO by force (The 7 World Empires)

Part #3 -  Past attempts at forming a NWO by consensus (The Tower of Babel)

Part #4 -  The Future NWO – Is the Lord pleased?

THE SCRIPTURE:

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech…. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city… (Gen 11:1-9)

This is part three of a series by Pastor Rob over at Christian Blessings. A relevant article for what is going on in today’s world for sure.
Parts one and two of this series can be found here and here.

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://ptl2010.com/2012/06/26/new-world-order-3-the-tower-of-babel/
While you are there, why not check out the rest of Christian Blessings and discover what is offered! There are many authors on this site and you will surely find something that will bless you.

Visit Pastor Rob at his home site located here.

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Our Place in this World

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Oh how I desired to belong
I looked high and low
I sought my place in all places

I needed to fit n
Nowhere was found
Not a place did I fit

A soul wandering lost and alone
A heart crying out
A mind imprisoned

Traversing a world of sorrows
Wandering in an intricate web
Trapped in the maze, no way out

Searching out relief
Never finding a respite
Grief and sorrow dominated every turn

Surely I can overcome
Certainly I will find the door
The way out is here…somewhere

The map seems to be missing
Life is not a clear path
My steps faltered for lack of light

Who is this at my door?
I want no company today!
Will He not stop?

Insistently He knocks, now louder
Fervently He makes His presence known
Who is this that pursues my very soul?

I opened the door at long last
There stood the Lord of Glory
In my doorway, there for me

Come in, come in
Be welcome in me

A gift was I given
A new identity
Life anew, refreshed at last

At last, the door was open
The maze was threaded
The power that was
Is no more

My soul is cleansed
My evil expunged
Forgiveness is mine

Peace I have
Direction has been found

The One has come
Joy has returned
The darkness has departed

The One calls, do you hear Him?
The One calls, do you obey Him?
The One calls, with an offer to good to refuse…do you accept

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New World Order – 1 – What is it and when will it take place

Over the past 20 years or so, we have heard much said about a “New World Order”.  Especially GHW Bush, the president of the United States had much to say about the subject.  All the last 4 presidents addressed the issue of the New World Order.…

The word of God has much to say about the concept of a New World Order (NWO)…. We will be studying the NWO and it’s Biblical implications in a four part series…

1. Part #1 – The NWO – What is it? – Will it take place?

2. Part #2 – Past attempts at forming a NWO by force (The 7 World Empires)

3. Part #3 -  Past attempts at forming a NWO by consensus (The Tower of Babel)

4.  Part #4 -  The Future NWO – Is the Lord pleased?

In this first section of our study we will be answering these questions…

What is meant by the phrase “the New World Order?”

Based on Bible prophecy will the New World Order ever take place?

This is a great article on the New World Order by Pastor Rob Barkman over at Christian Blessings. This has been talked of in the news media for years, books have been written about it. Will this really happen?

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://ptl2010.com/2012/06/18/new-world-order-1-what-is-it-and-when-will-it-take-place/. You can visit Pastor Rob at his home site as well, http://settledinheaven.wordpress.com/

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Forgive and Forget?

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.” Colossians  3:12-13

All of us have experienced hurt in our lives. Sometimes these hurts stung and cut us deep within our soul. In the midst of the hurt, others seek to give us advice. Two phrases come to mind that people express during a time of hurt either by themselves or others share as advice. The first phrase is “forgive, forget and move on.” The other phrase is “I’ll forgive but I won’t forget.”

Did you know that these two phrases really go hand in hand? Yes, we need to forgive to remove the control the hurt and the person has over our lives at that moment. We need to give the hurt to God and allow him to heal it and we do need to move on in our journey.

Now, what about the not forgetting? Once we have forgiven and moved on, it is important to extend a hand of forgiveness and Christ-like love to the person who hurt us. But, we must not forget what brought the hurt into play not to have as a revenge when something happens but to know what lead to the hurt to begin with. In this type of remembering, we are taking the hurtful experience and turning it into a learning experience in order to avoid getting hurt or hurting someone else ourselves.

This is a great post by April over at Thoughts from the Porch. This is an excellent article on forgiveness, we need to forgive…but not necessarily forget. Explore this article for answers!

To finish reading this article, please head over to http://aprilhawk.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/forgive-and-forget/. While you are there, why not check out the rest of April’s site? Let her know something you read there blessed you.

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Day 4 for the Phelan Team

James 1:2, 22a, 25b “My brethren count it all joy when you fall into various trials,… be doers of the word, and not hearers only… this one will be blessed in what he does.”

“I’m gonna have some tea, because I feel English right now.” Zeke says and does a lot of funny things, but this was one I never expected him to say. As you can see from the picture below we are sitting around the table right now talking about stuff as random as shoes to things we enjoyed about during the day.

Don’t let Erika fool you, her Bible is upside down (Chendo).

Today was our first day of VBS and it was a rewarding day at that. It began with a great devotional from Amanda inspired from the book of James chapter 1 verses 2-8 and 22-25. I have to say I am pretty darn proud of this girl, she can lay it down. Not only that I know we all took something from it. For me, it was a good reminder that trials are a joy, a blessing in disguise from the Lord. When we go through trials it will produce in us a patience, which produces completeness, or as Amanda said contentment. Want to be content in the Lord, or complete, go through trials. But we don’t stop there, we must move on to be doers of the Word. Doing this will make you a blessed man (or woman).

Doing the VBS is where you start to see the reward for all our preparation, and oh how these kids can soften a hard man’s heart. After the devotionals we did a little more preparation then headed to a local grade school to invite the kids to the Colonia Vacacional (VBS).

Handing out invitations to the Colonia Vacacional

One of the first things you notice is how different the culture here is in regards to dealing with children. After inviting some of the kids we returned to the church, ate lunch then went to El Mercado to collect the kids and bring them to the Colonia. Walking around the Mercado all the children gather around you and run from every nook and cranny, grabbing onto your hands or holding hands with other ninos (children) as we walk around inviting and gathering more kids. No parents follow, just us and the kids walking around until almost all the kids from the market are found and ready to go. Excited, we made our way back to the church with all the kids, some ran on ahead unable to contain their excitement while the rest walked slowly with us. Once there the madness begins. We start with worship, followed with a puppet show and then do some different stations (crafts, games, snacks with crafts). We also did a skit about the centurion who had a servant who fell ill but was healed by Jesus. In asking Eddie about his favorite thing of the day he told me “When I helped a kid make their necklace.”

Zeke, Edward and I acting.
Puppet Show
Worship with the kids. Cuenca VBS

After the VBS we had a little bit of time to break things down and eat dinner, we were rushed since Zeke had to teach the mid-week Bible study tonight, which he did an amazing job at based on Titus 3. We still have one more day of VBS tomorrow and we are probably going to be even more tired then we were today, so please keep us all in prayer. I have to say my heart is getting softer by the day, I can’t help but love these kids. There was a girl at the VBS who remembered me from 2 years ago, which is amazing. Two other kids remembered Justin McCoy (Sheri if you read this tell Justin that Angelica and Juan Diego say hi). This is the impact that we are making on these kids lives, we were there for a week 2 years ago and they still remember our names. What do you think will happen when all these kids grow up? All these kids who may go to different churches or Christian denominations or maybe don’t have church going families, but they know of Jesus, the foundations are there. This work must continue, because if it does all of Cuenca will be Christians in 10 years, Christians who believe and trust in Jesus, if only they have their childhood memories to fall back on.

Well, that’s about all I have to say on day four, I would say more but I am actually having a hard time with English right now (this has been the hardest blog to write, partly because I’m sleep deprived, yet full of the joy of the Lord, and my brain is constantly trying to translate everything into Spanish).

As promised though I am going to be having a word from each of the team members each day, so here’s a word from Amanda Hudson.

“Today our VBS theme was “No matter who you, trust God!” We all, no matter who we are, need more of Jesus in our lives–we need to trust in the plans that He has for us. We need to be in His word daily so that we can always be learning new things. We need to apply the truths of God’s word in our daily lives and live out our faith. We need Jesus, and the more we lean on Him, the more He will provide for us and teach us. To quote Zeke, “I don’t know why God loves us so much!” But the good news is: HE DOES! God is amazing!”

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Day 3 for the Phelan Team

2 Timothy 1:7-12

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, to which I was appointed a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day. Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.”

Your probably thinking right now, really, did he just write all of those verses to start out this blog post (If not, kudos to you, your awesome)? I know, I know, I usually only post one verse or maybe two at the most but this stuff is just too good to skip past. These are the verses that Zeke did for his devotional this morning, and I can’t begin to tell you how encouraging it was.

That said, before I continue on in explaining I have to apologize for not writing yesterday, I didn’t have the password to the WiFi yet and not to mention we were extremely jet lagged. We began our journey by arriving at the church at around 7:30 (well some of us did, not mentioning any names but the Camphuis family was the first ones to show up besides Lindsay Spampinato who might as well be blood family, and not only that we were early!!! Yes you heard that right, the same family who comes after the first song was early!!! Woot) then driving down to LAX. Before getting all the way though we had to get our last supper, AKA In-N-Out (3 by 3 baby, with animal style fries). We said our goodbyes then headed off, with our flight leaving around 1:45 in the AM. I will miss my family, but my brother (Ill say in-law for the sake of clear communication, but he is a full fledged brother in my eyes) said only two words which upon reflection mean the world to me. “Strength and honor.” That was his goodbye, and it couldn’t have been better.

The plane rides were long, but fruitful. Sitting on the plane I saw a blond girl coming towards me then sitting down, being the friendly guy that I am I asked for her name, to which she responded Heather. Coincidently enough Heather was headed for a mission trip to Costa Rica. She asked what I was doing and told her I was going on a mission trip to Ecuador with Calvary Chapel as I noticed her eyebrow raise in an amazement that also communicated that look you get when you see that God is doing something, and it half frightens you. Interestingly enough, she was also from Calvary Chapel. Instantly we were able to have fellowship with each other. I told her my life story, and she told me hers, and we were able to understand and relate to each other more then I am able to relate to some of my own extended family, who do not know the Lord. How amazing is that? We have brothers and sisters all over the world, committed to following Christ. If you think of it please pray for Heather and her team in Costa Rica. When she got off the plane in Costa Rica we changed planes headed and for Ecuador. There was more to be said about the flight, but it would make this post even more long then it already is, so ill leave the rest to your imagination.

Waving goodbye inside the terminal at LAX.

We had a brief lay over in El Salvador, I was pleasantly surprised to discover this coffee shop in the airport, the baristas were very skilled and they even had a Nuevo Simonelli (the four group head version) Espresso Machine. For Zeke’s drink they made a Rosetta, for mine they made this teddy bear. This pic is for you Alex Spampinato. :)

Now that your about caught up, let me tell you about today. I woke up to the loudest alarm clock I have ever had, who knew that a house alarm going off would work so well? Apparently there is now an alarm system in Freddy’s house, which Zeke accidently set off at about 7 AM. It was actually a good thing though because I had set my phone alarm for 7 but forgot to change the time zone.

As I had said before, the devotional that Zeke gave was very encouraging and it was exactly what I needed to hear, and I am sure the others will agree with me. Zeke tends to share this verse almost every time, and every time it becomes more and more valuable and meaningful to him. When I asked him what he wanted to say for todays blog he told me, in typical Zekisms form, “God wants me to not be a little girl and have no fear.” Fitting words, as this is something he has told me and all the other leaders in Phelan many, many times. It is nice to know he lives by what he preaches.

I personally was challenge by three things during the devo, one have no fear. This is what God has been telling me all along, since I first began to follow Him. But it hasn’t changed, I still need to have no fear. If I have fear, then it isn’t from the Lord, since God does not give us a spirit of fear. Two, do not be ashamed of the gospel. We need to hear this about everyday. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have shared the gospel, you need to be constantly encouraged to not be ashamed of it (how terrible sinners we are, that we can be ashamed of the very thing that saved us). I must not, and I will not be ashamed of that which I know has saved me, even if I can’t always fully explain it without feeling slightly foolish. I am praying for boldness in this, so feel free to join me in it. Thirdly, hold fast. Hold fast. God has taught me so much good doctrine, and is always teaching me things. I do not want to forget the things the Lord has taught me, I want to live them out. I was comforted by knowing the Lord can keep the things that we commit to Him.

The rest of the day was filled with gathering supplies, shopping around el mercado (market for you gringos) for food and VBS supplies and practicing for the VBS (much needed since we all feel very unprepared). Thankfully we don’t have to do it alone. There is a missionary here from Colombia named Lorena, who is well seasoned in the work of the Lord and is a great blessing to us. There are also a lot of other Ecuadorian people, mostly youth, helping out. My biggest fear is that I have to memorize a few rap lines in Spanish for a solo, (it is part of the worship song for the kids). Wow, never thought I would be saying that one.

Posing in front of El Mercado. Left to right, Kristina, myself, Zeke and Erika.

Some random street in Cuenca. Amanda took the picture so don’t ask me where it is. :P

Erika

Eduardo leaning casually against the wall in front of the mission house, Zeke and Oscar chatting.

Awwww, Amanda and Blancita.

After that we went out for dinner, where some of us had comida tradicional Ecuatoriano, and others just had Burger King. To my dismay the local coffee shop is under renovations, thankfully the Lord knew my plight in advanced since my former bosses (Mike and Darlene) will be sending me an espresso machine that the Garcias donated, along with a free bag of espresso and a grinder that he bought me (yeah, I had the worlds most amazing boss). Following our dinner, we went for a walk through the mall to the Hipermercado (Supermarket, basically a Target except they also sell motorcycles, and don’t think the idea to buy one didn’t cross my mind) in order to buy a coffee maker. Is it just me or do I talk about coffee a lot? Anyways… it was a great day of rest and preparation.

Right now as I speak, Zeke, Freddy and the elders are having a meeting. It started out with a man named… well I don’t remember his named but hey I am still learning Spanish so give me a break… a man who was a pastor and was interested in turning his church into a Calvary Chapel. I was part of that meeting but once he left I decided to write this blog post for you guys, they are still talking and I can tell you they really really need your prayers. In short, without giving much details and only for the sake of your prayers, there was something of a church crisis, where some people left. They all need your prayers, and I need your prayers since I have a feeling my responsibilities have increased a lot more then what I thought they would be when the Lord first told me to go months ago. The way everything worked out though I see the hand of the Lord in it. I was called before this issue came to the surface, I was invited by the Pastor to come, not knowing how much things would change in coming months. And here I am. I could complain to the Lord and say, who am I? And at times for brief moments I have, until I was reminded of God’s grace and power. I know the Lord has called me, and I will not be afraid.

Zeke, Freddy and the elders finishing up some prayer time after the meeting.

Pray for us my friends, pray for Pastor Freddy (the Pastor here) pray for the team, pray for the people of Ecuador and the two upcoming VBS, and please pray for the church. Pray for unity, love humility, strength, encouraging, and all that the Lord’s will would be done.

Hasta manana amigos!

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Tears of God

Pouring rain
Like endless tears falling from God’s face

Tonight it is pouring outside
I wonder…do the tears pour from our Lords face?
Over the sins committed by us His people

Do we ever realize, that our sins hurt Him?
Do we understand how much pain we cause Him?

Our tears are caught in a bottle
Who catches God’s tears?
Jesus wept; do you suppose the Father did as well?

The pouring rain, falling steadily without letup
How long will it rain, the sadness of One

Someday down the road
There will be no more tears in heaven

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