#StandWithTheBible

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In this day and age where everywhere we turn, the Bible, God’s Love Letter to us, His Commandments, His promises, and all that He stands for is being removed from our schools, sports, official buildings, and even more importantly our hearts!

I have chosen to stand with the Bible! Have you? Have you chosen Jesus as your personal Lord & Savior and committed all that you are or ever will be over to Him? I have. What is stopping you?

This last week I had an awesome opportunity to start a bible study on the book of Revelation. There is another lady in town named Barbara (who speaks English) and she is joining Angela and I on Monday afternoons to do this study together! It was such a blessing to be in God’s Word and fellowship together!

The devil hates it! Just as we were beginning the study, the power went out! It didn’t stop us though. We continued on and were truly blessed!

Revelation 2:7 tells us: “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God”.

Let’s #StandWithTheBible together!

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God’s Promises Sure and True!

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Teaching Sunday School in a mixed aged classroom is no easy task.  You are constantly trying to make sure that the lesson you present is easy enough for the younger ones to understand and difficult enough to keep the older kids attention.  You strive to find a balance between them.

Sometimes it may seem like you are just going through the motions and nothing is getting through.

Then, like tonight something happens.  Looking inside the church I see a small group of boys with someone else’s bible (most don’t have their own here) reading it as a group!  I was so blessed by it!

God’s promises are sure and true.  In Isaiah 55:11, “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void.  Bit it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it”.

If you teach children God’s Word in any capacity remember; Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it”.Don’t lose heart, stay the course and finish your race! 

My First Nicaraguan Funeral

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Eric and Ellias

Elias, Omar, and Eric are my neighbors.  Most days, they call me through the fence to take their picture and for cookies.

However, this day was different from other days.  Today, I was being invited to a funeral…..for a frog!

These boys remind me so much of my late husband.  Always a handful as a child, always into mischief.  Always full of life.  Mrs. Brown took the time to minister to him through his years in Sunday School and he ended up a pastor!

It is such a blessing to watch these boys grow and to be a part of their life.  I am excited to see what God does in them as they grow in Christ (as I am sure Mrs. Brown was).

Who knows, maybe one of them will be a pastor, or missionary!  Pray for these boys, that the Word of God that is planted in them will grow and bloom in their hearts!

Love

 Loemaren

Loemaren

LOVE.  Love is a universal language.  With these children it doesn’t matter that I cannot speak a lot of Spanish.  When you see them they always run to you, say hi, give you a big smile and an even bigger hug!  It warms your heart.

Loemaren, the little girl on the left has moved to Juigalpa with her family.  This child has such a joy and warmth.  Her very presence spoke love.  She was so sad the day she told us she was leaving.

My prayers are with her and her family.  That God would send others in her path to continue the work of the Word in her heart.

Please join us in prayer for them.

Lucy

Let it Rain!

James 1:2-4 says: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

Trials are never fun, usually painful, but ultimately necessary if our faith is to grow, be established and mature with a strong root system grounded in the Word of God.

Like this rain that makes Nicaragua the beautiful green country that it is, the rain (trials) in our lives are necessary to make our lives a beautiful, sweet smelling aroma to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Don’t hate the rain! Welcome it, embrace it and let it have its perfect work in you!

 James 1:2-4 says: “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience, but let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  Trials are never fun, usually painful, but ultimately necessary if our faith is to grow, be established and mature with a strong root system grounded in the Word of God.  Like this rain that makes Nicaragua the beautiful green country that it is, the rain (trials) in our lives are necessary to make our lives a beautiful, sweet smelling aroma to our Lord Jesus Christ.   Don’t hate the rain!  Welcome it, embrace it and let it have its perfect work in you!