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God bless all of you! The last couple of weeks, due to circumstances happening around me, I have been thinking a lot about the uncertainty of life. The Bible tells us in James 4:14 “You do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.”As we go through our daily lives,
it is important to keep front and center in our minds the priority of living our lives intentionally to plant as many seeds in people’s lives about salvation through Jesus Christ. Jesus has brought us to Him not only for us to be forgiven and to go to heaven but for us to bring as many people as possible with us to heaven. The Bible tells us that, “To live is Christ and to die is gain”. Let’s live our lives with eternity in perspective, go out of our comfort zone to impact lives for Christ and be used by God to bring as many people as possible to heaven.
I recently got back from ministering across the Mexican border with fellow missionary, David Wold. The cities that we ministered in were Ciudad Acuna, Nuevo Laredo, Nuevo Progreso, Reynosa and Matamoros. David ministered in many churches on the book of Revelation and the Biblical teaching on the End Times events. In other churches he shared on the 7 Cs –an overview of the Bible in 7 words – and on the Navigator Spiritual Wheel illustration – a discipleship teaching on the foundations of the Christian such as Bible reading, prayer, etc.
The people who attended, many of them pastors and church leaders, were really blessed by the teachings and many will use them in their own ministries. We are currently translating David’s notes on the End Times into Spanish so we can give them to future attendees to study and use in their own ministries.We also held three family outreaches which were a real blessing to the children and their parents. Everyone heard the plan of salvation; we prayed a blessing over the children, and we also prayed over the prayer needs of the adults. Then, the children each received a nice blessing bag! We love to see the look on the children’s face as they not only receive the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ but also see God’s blessing through receiving a blessing bag filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies!
In Reynosa we ministered in two rehabilitation centers each housing approximately 60 – 80 people. There were both women and men who had been bound to addiction, and many had lived on the street doing desperate things to get the drugs they so greatly desired. In the first rehabilitation center David gave the altar call and over 50 people responded and prayed to give their lives to Christ. I then preached a message and at the end I asked anyone who wanted to surrender everything in their life to Jesus to raise their hand.
We also ministered in the prison in Reynosa, Mexico. This prison was much nicer and less oppressive than the previous Mexican prisons I had been in. We had bought 100 bags filled with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and soap into the prison to give to the prisoners who attended the service. In Mexico, the prison does not supply hygiene items so unless you have family who brings these things to you when visiting, you will not receive them. Approximately thirty people attended the service and four people prayed to give their lives to Christ at the altar call. Each prisoner was given an extra Bible and an extra bag of hygiene items to give to someone to use as an evangelism tool.
Please pray for these Christian prisoners to stand strong and to be able to follow God amid these exceedingly difficult circumstances.
Joshua, who is our ministry IT guy, recently gave me the news that the ministry computer is not working because of a short from a faulty power supply that damaged components which were already seven years old. The cost for new parts so that he can fix the computer is $1,500. If you want to help towards the purchase of these computer parts, please memo your check “Computer Parts”.
CRITICAL FINANCIAL UPDATE
Towards the middle of this last ministry trip the ministry finances took a substantial dip which has been a real challenge for us in meeting the needs of the ministry. These dry spells hit us from time to time, out of nowhere. Right now, the ministry is running $2,500 + under budget. If you would pray for God to help us financially during this time, we would appreciate it. If God leads you to help us to make up what we have been short for this month that would be a blessing as well! We know that God knows our needs and will help us through this time. He is always faithful!Thanks for all that all of you do to help GCOM bring people to Christ, make disciples, train leaders, build churches, distribute literature and whatever else is needed to impact lives for Christ! We appreciate you so much!
Rev. Kevin, Sylvia and Joshua Rosendahl
-Pray for Sylvia who has been battling health issues the past month. She has had on and off vertigo combined with head and neck pain and plugged ears but no congestion. Doctors right now think it is due to an issue with the occipital nerve in the back of her neck.
−Pray for our finances to come in abundantly to meet every financial need
−Pray for the funds to come in for Joshua to be able to buy the computer parts to fix the ministry computer
−Pray for all the new believers who came to Christ during the last ministry trips to continue to become strong disciples of Christ
−Computer parts for Joshua to repair the ministry computer – $1,500 (There is a semiconductor shortage and crypto currency mining which has led to high demand and low supply inflating prices which will last until next year}
−People to come down and help the ministry beginning next fall. We need people to do movie evangelism, deliver Gospel literature and Bibles to key cities on the Mexican border and there are many more ministry opportunities according to the gifts and talents that God has given to you
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