Maintaining Focus

What you have begun in the Spirit how can you finish by the flesh?

When Nehemiah realized the sad state that the city of Jerusalem was in he wept. Than he prayed. Than he acted. The ministry here in Nueva Guinea has a lot of problems. And as a church there always will be problems because there are always going to be people. But we can act and respond in the Spirit to difficulties and circumstances even when we don’t understand them because God does and God can reveal to us what he knows. God is always faithful!

Relying on God and his faithfulness we are assured that he is able. With the youth drifting away, kids abandoned by parents, a radio tower in need of a rebuild and facility that needs maintenance it is easy to focus on the circumstance. We can lose focus of who is really in control and that is when we can start to drown like Peter did while walking on water removing his sight from Jesus.

The great thing about Nehemiah was not that he was great but that while the enemy tried to distract him and attack him from outside sources and from  the inside he kept to the work and what God had called to him knowing that it was God’s calling and God who would make sure the work was to be done.

Here in Nueva Guinea we are resting in prayer strengthing ourselves in God’s grace to see God’s will done and being reminded that the work is on His shoulders not ours. This makes our yoke easy and our burden light because the Spirit is guiding and we are following not forcing our way but looking for His way.

This last Tuesday we had our teaching with the 18 and over group on Repentance. It was a great time to reflect on God’s word and to recognize our need that needs to be God’s way and not ours. Next week we’ll be talking about the Fruit of repentance and the Holy Spirit’s work in this.

Thank you for your prayers and support. Together we can trust and work together to see God’s will in Neuva Guinea in the Spirit to God’s glory!

God richly bless you!

Pray for us and the ministry. For we know we wrestle not with flesh and blood but with principalities and powers who don’t want the will of God here as is in heaven.

 

Teaching others to Follow Jesus

Being a disciple of Jesus is not easy as we all know. But with the help of the Holy Spirit the impossible is made possible. I'd like to ask your prayers as a new discipleship night is opened up for those that are over 18 on Tuesday nights. This will start on the 6th of February. I have talked to some of the youth in the streets and they have shown interest in coming. Also some in the church as well. Please pray that they come with open hearts to receive the word so the grow and reproduce as the Holy Spirit and the word of God moves them. 

Thanks for you prayers and financial support. I pray God bless you and your family. 

In Jesus, Greg

Proverbs 3:5-7

Central American Conference 2017

Hi all Pastor Carlos and I are getting ready to go to the conference in Guatamala. It is the annual Calvary Chapel Centeral American Conference. This next week we are looking to buy tickets. Cost for this conference is U$230. So that would be U$460 for the both of us. We are both have been really blessed by the teachings and the fellowship in years past and are looking forward to this year's conference called Humble Power. 

If you would like to see us at this year's conference here is your opportunity to give. You can do that here...http://graceministriesint.com/donate/

Feel free to email if you have any questions or to let me know you gave toward this. 

God bless you! I hope to see many of you soon as my ticket to the states was just booked for the 19th of October!

In Jesus....Greg

Trust in the Lord lean not in your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths...

Youth Center Tonight!

Hi guys. We are having youth center tonight at 6pm. Be in prayer for the time. We have cut down on youth center nights. From every week to the 1st and 3rd of every month. We are looking to spend more time on this event and make it more worthwhile for the you to come as previously we were so busy we had quantity of events but not the quality. And we want to give Jesus the best. 

We still have the Youth Service every Sunday night. That has not changed. Pray that the youth would have deep roots in Jesus so they can continue growing in Him.

God bless you all!

Greg

April Video

This video shows some of the activities we had in the month of April. It shoes Friday of the week of easter where we went to the river with the church. It also shows Saturday where we prepared food for our church dinner on Sunday. At the end it shows our event on Sunday with face painting, worship, and games. 

God bless you the brothers and sisters at Calvary Chapel Nueva Guinea!

Praise Report

I am blessed to tell you that I'm doing much better. I am still week and recovering but my fevers have gone. Thanks to God and may God bless all those that were praying. During my time of being sick I was blessed also to see the church step up and fill some of the roles that I normally play. 

Thanks to God for Danny who has been working faithfully on updating the music on the radio station. He also has been leading worship every Wednesday

Moises Hernandez has taken over Worship on Sunday Night with Danny and Karla. Moises has also stepped up as Pastor Carlos asked him to teach this month on Wednesdays which is a big blessing. This has really helped me  in catching up on rest and finances. 

Thanks to the Lord for the work Pastor Carlos has done in coordinating and helping me with finances which has been a big blessing.

Jose also has been a big help as he has taught the last Friday nights with the youth and organized games for them as I have been attending but not able to participate much in way of games or public speaking. He's also been doing a lot of coordinating and ministry with the youth during the week and in youth center daily.

 Well Praise the Lord. May God bless you. Hope you are all doing well.

In Jesus love Greg

If you are not doing well or need prayer send us a message we'd like to pray for you as you have blessed us with your prayers. 

greg@graceministriesint.com

Thanks for all those that opened their homes and lives this last year. Praise God for your hospitality and love. If I didn't get you in the picture don't feel bad I probably was enjoying your company so much I didn't take a picture.

Medical Update

Hi guys, 

God's blessings to you in his grace and love as we continue to walk with Him. "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4  

Thinking about this verse and the word delight. Now a days we delight ourselves in many things from social media, to the newest show, from sports, to music, to nature the list goes on and on....But do we delight ourselves in our God. Is my greatest pleasure God...this is what comes to mind as I think on this verse? If it is, my heart will be full and complete for God is always faithful. 

If you could pray for Angela this week she messed up her back playing with the youth kids this week. That God would heal her completely. 

Also for myself. I've had bronchitis for over 2 months now. And gone thru several rounds of anibiodics. This week I'm on a course of antiobiodics that is new to me and has to be given through the vein. I'm on day 2 of 5. After I get the shot, an hour later I come down with heavy fever and chills. If you can pray for God to give me strength and healing it would be much appreciated. I get my shot around 11 am nica time and have been having the fever an hour later. My last shot is Friday. I am weak but He is strong! May God richly bless you with his gracious presence. 

Greg

A New Generation

God has been good and continue to work through the youth center as we see a new generation of youth coming through the youth center. Please pray that these young youth will grow in maturity in Christ and would choose to follow the Lord. Some of the youth we have do follow the Lord and are growing in HIm others come for the games and we share Jesus with them. Here are some pictures of a few of the older youth accompanying us with the younger youth.

December Update

Hi all! 

I'm blessed to be able to write to you and am thankful for you guys! We have been busy during December. From working on getting our residency to church events to taking on new responsibilities. But it has also been a blessing as we have Jose here helping out from CC Managua. Danny has been helping us get the radio station songs updated which is also a great blessing. Danny has just finished high school and is looking now to get his drivers license. He wants to save up working as a taxi driver so he can study next year in the university. 

Be in prayer tonight we are going out with the youth to the central park. Central park is the place where there are more youth during this time of year. We are going to invite them to a bible study with us and than invite them to church for next week. God bless you all wishing you a grace filled time these holidays!

In Jesus, Greg

Prayer requests:

For freedom for the youth that are struggling with addictions. And Salvation for those that haven't accepted Jesus yet.  Pray for God knowledge, wisdom, and direction with the radio station.  

Thanks to all who helped to get the Church and Classrooms Painted

The Kids and church appreciate it very much! It looks a lot better. God bless you! Pictures and prayer requests below!

Prayer Requests:

For the youth that those that God would call those that have the gift of teaching to teach during youth events. Many have the gift pray for the conviction and courage to step out.

Praise Report: We have had our 1st Tuesday class with Pastor Carlos Arteaga and Gabriella Arteaga. We are going over Calvary distinctives. We have had 30 people show up so far. We learned last week about the attitude of service and the importance of God's calling. 

For spiritual growth for the church as a whole. 

That God would re-start the bible college here, for a directer, and teachers of this.

That God would raise up someone to work full time in the Radio Station. Putting in new songs and teachings.

For God to provide the replacement Radio Tower.

Pray for the Chavez family while on furlough. For vision and direction.

For more to work in the youth center with Angela. Jose may be coming to help soon from CC Managua pray for him and this transition that God would work out all the details. He plans on coming in September.

Thanks again for the prayers and support. 

For wisdom, knowledge, guidance and vision plus focus for myself daily. That God would help us work together closer as a body and raise up others to work along side as God sees fit. Currently I do finances, missions, radio station, youth services, wednesday night service, and worship sundays pm and wednesday pm. That God would also raise up others as well to serve in these ministries.

For Angela the same for her and that God would raise up others to work along side her. Currently she does monday youth restoration classes, hospital ministry, school ministry, teaches at women's minsitry, youth center monday thru Friday, and teaches sunday school.

Youth to pray till midnight tonight

Hi all Greg here..

I am asking for your prayers and for the move of the Holy Spirit for tonight's event that we are having with the youth. It will be a time of prayer, the word, and worship until midnight tonight. The event starts at 6 pm. Please keep this time in prayer as we work in the spirit and prayer to take back what the enemy has stolen from this generations youth. Many youth are backsliden and have fallen into the trap that Satan has placed for them. Pray for renewed hearts, vision and power to reach Neuva Guinea's youth. 

God bless you all love, 

Greg

The End Is Coming!

Just KIdding! 

But it could be :) And we are admonished to watch for the return of Jesus. Tonight, Wednesday we will be finishing our study in the book of Revelation. It has been a long ride but we made it. Reading and teaching this book has shown my God's supply and that he has a direction and purpose for his church as a whole. That requires that we get on board with his program. That we listen to him, and do what he says as he empowers us to walk godly lives. 

We'll keep us in prayer for this last day. Next event for me is on Friday with the youth. We'll be finishing a series on prayer by talking about prayer and fasting. 

God bless you! In His love - Greg 

Check out some pics before you go!

Vision of Calvary Chapel Nueva Guinea and start of new Class Calvary Distinctives

Hi guys good to get back to doing blogs. Theses last few weeks Pastor Carlos and I have been praying over what God has for the church here. We are pleased to put forth the model for the church here. Of course always subject to the move of the Holy Spririt within the parameters of the Word of God. Here it is.......

Please pray for next Tuesday that the those in the church would all come out for this class. The class Calvary Distinctives which just started today with an introduction will soon be in full swing on Tuesdays. Check out the model below..................

Our Vision in Calvary Chapel Nueva Guinea is to create an atmosphere where the word of God is sown creating disciples of Jesus that love God and their neighbors. How……..

  • 1.       Believe In Jesús

  • 2.      Grow In Jesús

  • 3.      Multiply In Jesus

                                                                                                     John 17:3/ Matthew 22:37/John 15:5/Matthew 28:18-20/ /Colossians 1:28

1.      Believe in Jesus –  Receive Jesus as Lord and Savior

2.      Grow in Jesus

  • a.       Go to Church

  • b.      Learn Basic Bible Doctrine and Be In The Word

  • c.       Evangelize

  • d.      Make Disciples of Jesus

  • e.       Take Inductive Bible Study

3.      Multiply in Jesus  

a.       Evangelize and Love Others by spending time with them.

What does this vision look like played out in real life?

1.   Believe   – Receive Jesus –Jn. 3:16, Rom. 6:23, Ef. 2:8-9

a.   Receive an orientation of the process and vision of the church.

2.   Grow  

  • a.   Attend Church – Hebreos 10:25  

  • b.   Takes Calvary Chapel Disctinctives

  •                                i.   Basic Doctrine Class

  • c.   Evangelize – Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15

  •                      Go to Evangelism Class

  • d.      Believer takes a basic discipleship course.

  • e.   IBS – A class on how to take out the facts ofthebible and apply them.

3.   Multiply is… Evangelize and to Love others we do that by taking interest in their spiritual well-being and spending time with them. This is for all disciples of Jesus.

Thanks looking forward to the next class and the next update with you!

Please pray that the people in church would be on board with this and all would be done in the Spirit.

Pictures from the Month of August.

Thanks to all that came to visit and work along side us. We look forward to what God has and will do in and through Nicaragua!

I'm working on adding some good pictures for this month so if you have any more feel free to send me a link. Thanks!