Monday, May 2, 2011

st. lawrence update

we have been in savoonga for just over a week now after 3 weeks in gambell. in gambell we saw alot of open doors, we got to be a comfort to a family that i had been in contact with for 2 years as one of them passed away, people turning to jesus for comfort and hope, we worked alot with the youth, connected people together to be support to each other and we saw many youth touched by God and many more re commitments than we know and 3 lives given to Jesus. 2 of the dts students made open doors by helping with landing 2 whales and working on butchering them along side the people many of whom thought christians were wimps who could do physical work. that is gambell in really short.

savoonga has been incredible so far, about 36 people have given there lives to Christ or re committed their lives in just a week through some of our evangelistic services. so be praying, satan wants to steal the seed so he doesnt want them to be connected to the church, he wants them to lack understanding of the kingdom of God so be praying that they really open their hearts to the truth.

God has amazing plans, we have been working with the kids and youth alot mostly because they dont mind coming to church as much. pray for strategy to get others to church, to be fed by God, from the Word.
i am doing good, it is really alot of work being in charge of a outreach, i finally got some of my duties delegated to the other staff. its always been hard for me to delegate. but God is good. we have all been struggling with some sickness, i recently have been fighting a fever and ear aches. so continue to pray for our health.

today my heart really broke for these people, i dont know if it had to do with fasting yesterday, or seeing the ways of the world creep in to attack people we know. i am tired of seeing people living defeated but i know that all i can do is continue to love them and present Jesus and Jesus crucified and Jesus resurrected.

Rom 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
Rom 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

my heart is tired of seeing the ways of the enemy. So through Jesus: i want to preach transformation. i want to preach saving grace. i want to preach the righteousness that comes through faith and not by works.


1 comment:

Dayna said...

wow chad! so much to praise God for! i praise Him for all He has done and also for all He will CONTINUE to do!