June 2001 : Honduras
Can you believe that the year 2001 is half over? WOW! The days are going as if they were on fast forward. It just reminds me that the urgency of seeing the completion of the Great Commission is more paramount than ever. In most of the earth there is an unsettled kind of atmosphere. People are not feeling very secure. This is the time to be out among the people of the world and present the only answer to the security that they are longing for. The security is not to be found in the provision of the world but is to be found in the provision of the King of the universe, in the name that is above every name, Jesus the Christ. Every where ELIJAH MINISTRIES travels and ministers the good news we are seeing the atmosphere change. When people turn away from trusting in the world to the living God they experience a genuine rest that only the Lord can provide. You too can witness the same change come over people, just tell them the goods news. Join in the efforts of seeing the completion of the great commission.
During the first part of June we were in Central America. We returned to Honduras, and ministered to churches on the Island of Amapala. Dan went out with the young people of the churches and evangelized several small village areas. We preached and taught the Word in many villages. Pastor Christopher Colter and I spent many hours teaching and laying firm foundations on the Word of God for the pastors and leaders of the churches. We traveled from the Island to El Salvador by small fishing boats. Here we re-established contact with several pastors and sought out information concerning the aftermath of the earthquakes. All of the pastors and churches we are in relationship with were not seriously damaged. This was a very brief trip but sufficient to present to the pastors and leaders the material of the Elijah School of Ministry International. This is an exciting time. Every place where we have presented the concept of the training and the format of the lessons, it is being received very well. We will be translating the material into Spanish. We also have set in place facilitators to administer the training in each of the nations. To bring you up to date: Elijah School of Ministry International will now be in India, West Africa, Honduras, El Salvador, and the Philippines. All this is being done with your help. Through your support of ELIJAH MINISTRIES together we are involved in the planting of new churches in the nations; evangelism in very remote areas; training and establishing of pastors and leaders; support for widows and orphans, and now ongoing, in the field continual scriptural education. This has been one of the most exciting and rewarding six months of my life. Thank you. We are planning to go back to the Perm region of Russia in September. The initial plan was to return in August however the airfare is much less if we travel at the later time. Be in prayer for this up-coming trip. There are very few churches in this area of Russia. There is such a need for churches that teach the Word of God and preach the good news. IT IS STILL THE ACCEPTABLE TIME OF THE LORD