PRAYse Report, January 2015

Xul-Ha, Quintana Roo, Mexico Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Dear Faithful Pastors, Friends, and Members of the Lord’s Churches, New Year Greetings to you in the name of our glorious Lord who teaches us to number our days and to redeem  the time because the days are evil! We are excited about a new year of service to our Lord in the fulfillment of the Great Commission, hoping that we can serve Him with less distraction and be more about our Father’s eternal and spiritual business. The year 2014 is now in the history books. We are thoroughly amazed at how the Lord has worked in our lives  during these past 12 months and are really excited to see what He has for us in this new year. I am convinced that our eyes must be fastened upon eternal, invisible, and enduring things, for these are the only things really worth living for. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but things eternal, like the Word of God, shall stand forever. When our life in earthly time has been run and we stand on the brink of eternity in the presence of God, what will be important? No doubt what is eternally important is the glory and truth of God and those precious souls from every kindred, tongue, tribe, and race….those souls, valued souls, loved by God with an everlasting love and for whom Jesus Christ so willingly denied Himself, laid down His life, drank the cup of the wrath of Almighty God and shed His sinless blood to redeem. We must seek and gather the Lord’s sheep, knowing they will...

Letter from the Bert Craft Family

Dear Brethren, I am sorry for my lack of correspondence in the last few months.   The Lord allowed me this year to be in the United States at which time I graduated from high school. Since I have been back home in Xulha, Quintana Roo, I have given myself with renewed vigor to the Lord’s work. My dad and I have been working on Spanish literature. We have developed several different tracts for evangelism. Once printed, these tracts are then folded and assembled into packets which we place in small, plastic bags to protect them from the high humidity and frequent rains. When we go house to house in the villages, each home receives a packet. We went for the first time to the village of Los Raudales and Laguna Guerrero and visited about 500 houses … those villages are about 1.5 hours away. We also accompanied the church congregation in Chetumal to the villages of Cibalito and Sacrificio which are about 4-5 hours away. The majority of the people in that region speak the Chol Indian language.  These villages are on the border of the States of Quintana Roo, Campeche, and the country of Guatemala.  I accompanied Sister Linda (Brother Narciso’s sister), as we went to various houses testifying and distributing the Gospel packets.  It is such a blessing to witness how God works in people’s hearts and lives and to see how they come to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ!  We believe there is in open door in Sacrificio, and the congregation in Chetumal is planning public preaching services in Sacrificio this coming year. We must always...