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Obedience, Children’s Day Prep, and the Battle Within

Dear C4C Supporters,

We have had another interesting month of our serving in the Great Commission in Roatan.

The Court Boy’s Bible Study (CBBS) is continuing to bring boys back to hear and learn more about salvation through Jesus Christ. Much of what we teach is new to these boys. Most have only heard salvation through Jesus Christ through works. It doesn’t matter how well-meaning the teaching is, if it is not in the bible it’s not Christ.

Please pray for these boys. As I make eye contact with the boys during the study I can see that they are listening; they are trying to come to terms with the battle within them. We constantly talk about how each has to choose and that, once they have truly chosen, no one can tell them they are not saved because only God knows a person’s heart.

When our volunteer, Stephanie, was here, one of the things she did was she taught the Casa de Luz students some new songs. Our songs help the kids learn English but some of them only teach English. As you know, English and Soccer are just the vehicles we are using to teach Christ.

That is what is neat about the new songs, they are in English but they are about Christ and Christ-like behavior.  Thank you Stephanie.

This week we started planning for Children’s Day. It’s a very popular holiday in Honduras. It’s a fun day for all. This year we are celebrating it on September. A team from Magnolia Baptist Church of Anaheim, Ca. will be here that week and will be helping us with the event.

Praise God, the installation and connection of the school’s new cistern is almost complete. We received the funds from this project as a gift from the Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries; which Jamie and I belong to. It is through our membership with them that we obtained our missionary residency status.

The court boys did the hard labor of digging the hole for the cistern. Our friend, Robert, helped us with connecting the rain gutter drain to the cistern. I was able to connect the pvc piping from the cistern to the tank on tower. Robert is going to help me install the pump and wire it to our breaker box. We hope to complete this in the few days.

We had some guests (The Trawicks) come to Casa de Luz yesterday (Thursday). They put on a puppet show that explained 1 Samuel 15:22  “ Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice” (the learned the shortened version) , It was obvious the kids were listening intently and there was a lot of excitement as they got into the performance. Praise God for continually providing new ways for the kids to learn Christ-like behavior.

God is still calling. Are you willing? Will you serve with us through joining a mission team, praying, financially supporting the ministry and/or missionaries?  Will you stand in the gap?

Always, In Him, Ron and Jamie

These Last 5 Years!

Recently Jamie and I were reminiscing about our time thus far serving the Lord here in Roatan.  All the people we have met.  All the people we have developed relationships with.  All the people who have come on short term missions to serve along side of us and all the other missionaries that we have collaborated with in the Great Commission.

As all who serve the Lord, we have had many trials and tribulations.  Way more so we have the blessings of being here to experience not only what the Lord is doing through us but through those who serve with us and those that we are here to serve.  AND WE HAVE ONLY JUST BEGUN!

When we are asked the inevitable questions concerning how many salvations, baptisms, re-dedications and life changing experiences there have been, our answer is “Come see”.  If you have, come see again.  If you can’t come and see for yourself, ask those who have what they have seen.  We don’t keep ‘numbers’ of what God is doing, we witness it.

Those of us who serve here full-time and those who come on short term missions are just one part of the Body of Christ.

We cannot serve as God intends without those of the Body that pray for us, or those that provide the financial support for the material items, or the support of the missionaries.

Has all this made a difference?  Has the Kingdom of believers increased?  Are people being discipled in how to live Christ-like lives?  Come See.  Come see again, or ask someone who’s been.
God is calling.  Are you willing?  Will you serve with us through joining a mission team, praying, financially supporting the ministry and/or missionaries?  Will you stand in the gap?

Always, In Him, Ron and Jamie
Viviendo el Sueno.