Friday, July 30, 2010

July 30th

Well greeting once again to all you who are reading this, which might just be both of you. ha ha ha...I know...I think I only have one more time to use that joke. Well I hope you all are doing well. Things here have been busy.

This week has been good. The membership class went very well last week as well as today. Our topic has been prayer! As we came to the close of the topic tonight I could see how it has been edifying to those in the class. When they would pray you could hear the deeper understanding and sincerity of there prayers. I just pray that going further, that prayer would be a key part of there day as they and we strive to be more and more conformed to His will. E. M. Bounds wrote.. "What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use -- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men -- men of prayer." This is my prayer for us and Monte Christo Baptist Church. That there would be men of prayer!!!

The sunday church service went well this past sunday. I preached on Acts 5:12-42. I love this passage because it is one of those times that God was glorified so much. I loved in this passage how when Peter responded to the jealous accusations against them, he just shared the gospel!(vs29-32) He shared the message that the religious leaders were condemning them for. It truly is the Gospel that is "the power of God unto salvation". At the end of the sermon I contrasted the religious leaders and the apostles. This week we will look at Acts 6:1-7-A call for servants! It should be a good one. But that is for next weeks post.

The house to house ministry went well this week. This week was the last week at Meme Ester's house. Next week we will meet at Tate Immanuel's. We continue to study the book of Ephesians. This week we studied vs11-14. Our study has gone into discussion of how Salvation is totally given by grace, worked out by all three persons of the Trinity(God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit). It really has sparked some good conversation. After our study we spend some time sharing various prayer requests or praises and then pray. Then we enjoyed a meal together talking and growing in community.

This week we have also been vary busy with leather bag orders. We had two unexpected orders this week, so in some of the evenings I have been busy with that. See all the bags I make are mostly custome made to the persons needs, so it requires much time to design the bag and then the actual making of it. Maybe some of you didn't know that we do leather work as a sort of "tent making". It is a way that sometimes God provides for our needs. We actually set up a Check it out. Read the bio of us...It's the most important part!

Well I think that is all for this week. Tune in again next week!!(saying that in my head like a radio announcer). Please continue to pray that after we fix stuff on our car that it will sell. Hopefully, we will be able to get a more practical vehicle(double cab truck) for both ministry and family. Thank you again for reading!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Praise the Lord!!

Hi again...I just wanted to write a quick message so to share with you all that God has provided for the radiator for our car. We had someone donate the money needed to fix it. Thank you all for your prayers! Now we just will wait the 21 days until it arrives from Japan...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Update on car situation!!!

Hi everyone,

Well I thought I would blog again....I know...two in one! Anyways, I really just wanted to give a quick update on our car. As I said in the previous post..our car is in serious disrepair. We found out that our radiator is cracked. And a replacement will cost us N$3892($556USD). Well, today I went to a radiator place to see if they could just repair it and that way keep us from having to get a new one. Unfortunately after looking at it they said there is no way to repair it, I would have to get a new one..: (. So I called Honda and asked if they could order one in being that it was a Japan item. They said they could, but it will take 21 days. This is not so good!! Most of all we do not have the funding for this part, being we are actually already fixing other issues like brakes, shocks, aircon/any air flow, ect. So again if anyone is willing to help us to fix the car we really would appreciate it.
Really our main goal is to sell this car. We are really needing a small truck so we can get up north to the villages. A used 1995 ford or mazda will cost us on average N$65,000($9,285USD). So our hope is that when we fix the few things wrong with our current car we can sell it for that amount or raise money to offset the amount. Please be in prayer for us with the car. If we were to not have a car it would greatly decrease our ability to do many ministries. It is one of our biggest needs right now. If you would like to help us in any way or have any questions, please contact me via email and I can give you our bank details there in the states. My email is Thank you for reading this post and your support.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Here is a few pictures of Grace. And there are a few pictures of the house to house ministry. Enjoy!


Well as I is the first of many blog posts.....This week has been a pretty eventful week. Last friday we had the membership class that I lead. This week we started our next section on "Prayer". Already it is shaping up to be a pretty good lesson. After this we will start to talk about the importance of the local church, and look at what the role of the church member is as a part of it. We will also be looking at what is a healthy church member. For this I will be referencing a book by Thabiti M Anyabwile called "What is a healthy church member?". This book corresponds with Mark Dever's book "9 marks of a healthy church". I am thankful for both of these books.
Sunday service went well. I preached on Acts 5:1-11. Oh yes!!...Ananias and Saphira...After expounding the sin they had committed I gave three points from Peters response. 1. There is a right of ownership(vs4)..2. The role of Satan in there sin-spiritual warfare(vs3)...3. Sin is always against God(vs4). It went well and people responded well to it after the service. The family bible hour went ok this week as well.
This week we were not able to make it to the house to house ministry. It is always hard to miss the house group. The other leader in our group Nitu, led the group through the next few verses of Ephesians. We are looking forward to next week already.
Our daughter Grace continues to be such a blessing. She is doing well. Last night was a good sleep night!!! We love those, they seem to be few. Julia is doing well. There is next to no pain and recovery is good. Thank you all for your prayers during the birth and over this past month.
I also want to share with you all something to pray for us and a opportunity to help. Today as I was driving I noticed steam coming from the front of the car. I wasn't far from the house so when I got home and investigated I found that there is a major crack in our radiator and it will need to be replaced. I called Honda here and they said the part would have to be shipped in from Japan and would cost us N$3,892($556USD). That is about N$3,892 more than we have to put in the car. That is also without labor cost. We are wanting to sell the car to get one I can do the work on, but we have to sell this one first. Really we are wanting to get a new(used....alot!) car that will better suit us. Please let us know if you would be willing to help us with this. We really need any help possible.

Well I think that is all for now for the blog post. I hope you and the other person reading it enjoyed it(ha ha ha). I will write again soon.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blogging on the way!!!

So...if you have ever checked this blog you maybe have thought..."they really don't write on this thing much". Well, that will now change. Starting next week I will start to post weekly blog posts. This will involve a brief update on mission, and we will post any needs on here we have as well. Enjoy and please comment with any comments you may have.