Thanks for praying! (No, really.)

by Jim on 12 May 2017

I don’t always report back properly after asking you to pray – but then again, here on earth we only see a fraction of the results of your prayers!

Renacidos

Gospel presentation from Renacidos. In the foreground, reading glasses and hearing aids we gave to specific people in need.

For example, we had an excellent weekend with Renacidos. New people were connected to the community of believers, and many many people heard the gospel.

I mentioned to you the Bible studies I was doing on Friday nights – recently focused on how to understand and study the Bible. These have been fun studies – and hopefully useful! Tonight we’re doing an extra-special study – a review of what we’ve learned, and a look at how to look for Christ in the Old Testament.

Sometimes I specifically ask for your prayers before I preach on a Sunday morning. I sometimes wonder – if I really knew what I was doing, and what was going on people’s hearts – would I freeze and be too nervous to speak?

God does amazing things in our hearts through His Word.

The last time I spoke, it was on Mark 5:21-43 (listen in Spanish). In this part of the book, Mark tells us about two hopeless causes – a woman who no doctor could help, and a girl who was beyond help because she had died.

Afterward I got thinking about the people who were listening. Someone with a mother in their house, who had come home from the hospital for her final days. A man who we almost lost this year, who has one leg and recently lost a good part of his remaining foot. Someone with a father with cancer. A sister with a chronic illness. The list goes on and on – and in such a small group!

There is no hope from me – no hope from within this world. But such wonderful hope from another world – from our Lord Jesus, the Resurrection and the Life!

Pain is not the basic reality of life. Death is not the end.

So this is why we need your prayers – because the darkness is deep, and the Holy Spirit must shine His light to guide us beyond what we can see.

Thanks for praying!

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Gram May 14, 2017 at 2:42 am

Thank you so much for sharing about these two subjects.

You’re to be commended for being willing to be the Holy Spirit’s channel for teaching and preaching the Word. And in a different language too.

An encouraging verse: “So shall My word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isa.55:11

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