"We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;...For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;" 2 Corinthians 4:8-9,17.
This verse came to mind as we have been in conversations with one of our missionaries in Africa this month. He has been giving us updates on what is going on in his village. Christians are being persecuted, beaten and horrifically murdered for their belief in Jesus Christ. Children are starving, crying out for food and water. Sickness is running rampant. Yet through all of this, here is what our missionary wrote in his email, "things are bad here but the Bible say in all things we should give thanks to God, so we give thanks to God, he's in charge he's in control we trust Him". What powerful and humbling words! I'm sure at some point this year we could all say we have been "troubled on every side...perplexed...persecuted...cast down" but I challenge you, as our missionary pointed to 1 Thessalonians 5:18, to give God thanks through it all, knowing and trusting that He is in control!
Our missionaries are now preparing to serve those in their village a special Thanksgiving meal. Can you partner with us in giving 15,000 people a special meal and the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ? It only takes $1.50 to feed 1 person. How can you be a part?
We want to thank all who have partnered with us to drill wells in the country of Haiti. Much has been accomplished and they are still working hard. We would like to ask you all to be in prayer as we have been approached with an opportunity to drill wells in Africa. There is a great need for clean water. Please pray with us asking God for guidance and wisdom in this new prospect of ministry.
Happy Birthday: Eilley Lund -September 1st
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We are praying for you,
Rev. Steve & Freida Bishop
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