As we close out 2010, we are so thankful and amazed by what the Lord has done in us and through us. Teisa and I are so thankful for all of our supporters who have faithfully prayed for us and for those who have financed the work of the Lord in South Africa. We would like to take this opportunity to share what we believe to be a Kingdom principle from 1 Samuel 30.
In verses 24 & 25 David says, “…The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went to the battle. All will share alike.” David made this a statute and ordinance for Israel from that day to the present. The context of this story talks about the spoils from battle with the Amalakites; how 400 of David’s men went to battle and 200 stayed behind. Some of the men who went with David felt those who stayed behind shouldn’t receive any of the spoils/rewards…
While meditating on this entire chapter, God showed us the amazing truth that those who partner with us by praying/giving share equally in the heavenly rewards for the work here in S.A! By the grace of God we are seeing souls set free and saved, children rescued and redeemed, saints being equipped and empowered, and precious lives forever transformed for the glory of God! Be encouraged and know that your support has eternal significance! Only in heaven will we see what glorious treasure has been lovingly stored up. Every hug. Every prayer. Every dollar. Each impacts eternity when given cheerfully for His glory. We are so privileged to do what we do, and we are grateful for your prayers, even more than any financial gift we could ever receive. May the Lord bless you, and may His peace and grace be multiplied unto you and your families this holiday season!
Christmas Prayer Points:
December is a busy month for us, so please remember us in prayer! We have several Christmas outreaches planned and several local churches requesting help for orphans in their areas. Last year, we blessed over 160 children with presents and the Gospel message. Christmas is truly a time of harvest in Africa. This is why we are so excited to be home with our South African family this Christmas season. We are believing the Lord for another year of supernatural favor and extravagant love being poured out on our Iris family in SA, and on our friends and family back home in the USA!
• More of His Presence! May we keep first things first in the midst of
this busy season!
• More of His Love! May His unfailing love woo many hearts to eternity.
• More of His Discernment! With countless requests, may we obey Holy
Spirit and not give in to false claims or selfish ambitions.
• More of His Boldness and Fear! When faced with the tragic
consequences of sin, may we loving respond to bring people to true
repentance and righteousness.
• More of His Wisdom and Grace! We are facing some critical issues at
MCV and the White River base…and it is easy to get caught up in the
problems/needs/obstacles. Pray we can lovingly say “No” to distractions
and things/ministry we are not called to do. May we do only what we see
the Father doing!
• More of His Angelic Protection! During the holidays, people do crazy
things in our area…pray for more divine protection around us/MCV!
• More of His Houses! Pray for the supernatural provision to build more
houses (and for the saSwati houseparents to come along side the vision).
• More of His Hands! We will be losing all our missionary help soon for a
few months. Pray God sends the reinforcements needed!