We want to inform you about the tentative establishment of an orphanage for girls that Josef breifly mentioned in the last update. We have decided to move forward with the plan! A dear sister in the Lord who would lead this work has committed to it and is very joyous about it and eager to serve the Lord in this new ministry endeavor. We had a meeting last week with those who will be involved to look over the legal side of things. We are now working on incorporating a nonprofit in Mexico (which is a necessary preliminaray step to open an orphanage). There's a lot of praying and thinking things through and making many decisions in this process. Please pray that the Lord would guide us in making all the right decisions, we need much wisdom.
Oh brethren, this task seems almost impossible to me. When my head starts to think of all the impossibilities (which are many) I quickly remember George Mueller and am reminded that with faith we can move mountains, that the impossible can be possible with God. Then I get the strength to keep plowing away in the work. The other day I was thinking of all the brethren that are involved in this endeavor (the ones that will legally form the nonprofit); none are of "stature" in this world, they are truly the foolish things of this world. The ones that managed to get a degree and work in their profession forsook it for the sake of Christ. But one thing that really encourages me and that matters is that the brethren that will be helping us with this work all have an exceptional gift of service that the Lord has given them.
With all this being said we need your help, we can't seem to come up with a name for the orphanage. We need a name that can be translated and make sense in both the English and Spanish language. If you have any suggestions, please let us know ASAP because we need them before we submit all the paperwork (in the next week or two). We need to submit three different potential names, so you can send me various names if you come up with many.
Please help us pray that the Lord, if it's His will, would help us complete all the paperwork and get favor with the government to be able to move forward with the orphanage. There are many details that need to be worked out yet and nothing is certain at this point in time with regard to seeing the fruition of these plans, so we ask for much prayer.
Thank you once again for your love and care toward us. We love you all!
“If there be any one point in which the Christian church ought to keep its fervor at a white heat, it is concerning missions. If there be anything about which we cannot tolerate lukewarmness, it is the matter of sending the gospel to a dying world.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” -Charles H. Spurgeon
There is a prayer I mean to continue to offer until it is answered, that God would pour out on this church a missionary spirit. I want to see our young men devoting themselves to the work, some that will not be afraid to venture and preach Jesus Christ in the regions beyond. -Charles H. Spurgeon