Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dad is now in recovery

My dad came through the 4 hour surgery and is now in recovery. Thanks so much for your prayers. If all goes well he will be coming home from the hospital on Sunday.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm in North Carolina

I'm here in Greenville, North Carolina tonight. My Dad will being having heart surgery tomorrow. Please pray for him

Darla is doing great and she is in Mexico and she is so grateful for all your prayers.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Please pray for my Dad

I will be going to NC tomorrow. Darla had a good report from the doctor today. She doing great so I am going to NC and I plan to return to Mexico on Sat.

X-ray of my dad's heart

Update on my Dad and Darla

The doctors are planing to do surgery on my dad's heart Wed. They are saying he has 95% blockage in two of his arteries .

Darla seems to be doing great! She goes back to the doctors this afternoon.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Please pray for Doug's Parents

My dad did have a heart attack and he is still in hospital in Greenville NC. Would you please pray for him.

Pray also for my mom in this difficult time.... She is planning to have back surgery Monday.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Please pray for my Dad.

My Dad, Taylor Millar, has been taken to the hospital with chest pains... He is in the emergency room at the hospital in Greenville NC now ... I don't know much at this time but he is in a lot of pain. Please pray!

Darla is doing great today, pain free Praise the Lord.

Things are getting back to normal whatever that is here.

Darla is still in the recovery mode, so that means I am up walking the dog at 5:20 am

We are continuing to build our new house it is small but they are doing everything by hand so it is moving a little slower than we had hoped. They are putting the windows in the house today.

Please pray for us and the church services tomorrow. We are moving into the holiday season so we should be having more and more visitors. Pray that God will renew the folks on the English side and continue the movement in the Spanish group.

Friday, November 23, 2007

The Thanksgiving Dinner at the church in Paamul

We had a big crowd and lot of food and much to be thankful for.

Please keep praying for Darla and please start praying for our weekend services.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

It's a Thanksgiving Day Miracle!

Darla is coming home from the hospital today…. She is still in some pain but the doctors feel she is well enough to go home and that is great news!

I know we use the term “miracle” a lot these days, but when you see so many people praying and then you see God’s hand at work in a way that even surprises the doctors.
All you can say to the skeptics is “I was blind but now I see”

The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of survival. It’s not about turkey or football although those things are good. This year we feel like the folks must have felt in 1621 on that Plymouth Plantation. By the grace of God we are here and we are thankful to God and to you.

I hope you can see the HAND of GOD in this healing…. And maybe God can use this experience of Darla in some way to help you celebrate this Thanksgiving Day.

Special thanks to all those who help us get out pray request out:

Please keep praying for our health and our work in Playa Del Carmen

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Good news on Darla

The doctor just came in and said everything is looking real good. He is saying she might get to go home tomorrow. Thanks for praying .... The Doctor hopes all the pain will be gone by tomorrow. That would be a great Thanksgiving miracle.....

Morning news

Darla seems to feel a little better this morning, she is still not eating much. Please continue to pray for her. I'm here with her at the hospital in Cancun. I have set up the skype phone here in the hospital room. So you can call 1-573 234 6265 this is a US phone that will ring in Darla's hospital room in Cancun. You can call from 9:00am to 8:00pm . Keep praying for Darla...

Pray for our church in Paamul they are having a big Thanksgiving dinner at the church tomorrow. Last year we feed about 150 people and Darla did most of the work. Pray that this event will go well. If you are in the area please come eat with us, it a potluck. We are also collecting can goods to feed the needy.

The house is still going up without me there to oversee so pray they don't make to many mistakes.

This morning photo taken from the back deck of our new house We will have an view of the Caribbean.

Glass block in the dinning room area of the new house

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Darla's latest MRI

The doctor says there are two blockages the one in the front is a little smaller now and to one at the back of the brain is about the same as it was Sat.

The doctor was positive but Darla is still in a lot of pain and we still need your prayers.

What did he say?

Now do you understand?

From the hospital in Cancun

Darla is now in a room and seems to be doing a little better. She will have another MRI today. Thanks for caring..

Monday, November 19, 2007

Darla is still in a lot of Pain but she is now out of the ICU

Darla is now out of the ICU but she is still in a lot of pain. The doctor says he plans to do another MRI tomorrow we should know a little more after this test. Thanks so much for your prayers. Keep praying we are not out of the woods yet.

Many are asking how can they help. We always need more financial support for the work down here but now the truth is unless God does something special I don't know how we are going to make it through this financially. We do have insurance and it will pay a lot of the cost but our bill so far is over $11,000 US . We have to pay up front so we my have a cash flow problem soon. We are trusting God and we are not to proud to boldly ask you to help. We believe in what we are doing down here and we need your help but we also want you to share in the blessing of being a part of changing lives.

If you feel God leading you to help you can send checks to:
Global Community Fellowship
1904 Red Bud Cir.
Greenville NC 27858

Please ask your church to pray about supporting the work down here of a monthly bases. We believe Darla is going to be back on her feet soon and there is a lot of work to do here if you are not already a supporter please pray about what God would have you do.

update on Darla

She had a good night.... She was able to eat a little for the first time... Doctor was hopeful that she could come out of ICU soon....

Please keep praying.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rediscovering what really matters

Thanks so much for your prayers. Darla is still in ICU but she was feeling a little better today. I know our Lord is answering your prayers. Please keep praying.

In times like these I am relearning that it is all about relationships. The most important things aren't things. Last week I thought the color of our bathroom tile for our new house was an important matter. God has a way of getting us back on focus.

I have been overwhelmed today by the outpouring of love and support. My wife Darla is truly a peace maker. I guess I expected our church friends to express their love and support and they sure did in a big way but what I was not ready for was the large number of non church people that Darla has loved and influenced. Today this older lady came up to me on the street and she started hugging me and telling me how much she loved my wife. I guess she was a strong catholic because she started doing the sign of the cross and telling me she was praying her fiend Darla. If that was not enough the boss of our street guards told his men as he began to cry ,"I am not a Christain but I want you to pray for Darla, they are doing good things here "

Then I went to eat tonight at Fridays in Cancun. We have had the same waiter there for ten years. The waiter told me how much to cared about Darla and or family..... He is pictured here... He is not a believer yet but our family has influenced his life.

Darla is in ICU and they only let me visit 4 times a day each visit can be 15 minutes .

The visiting times are 8am, 11am ,4pm and 7pm . Today I was there at 8am and I talked to the doctor he said that every thing is going as he expected. Darla is still in some pain but the doctor said that is expected.

I worshiped with the English Church in Cancun this morning . Marco did a great job and the music is great. Today they are changing the name of the church . As they join the Community of Faith church in Houston.

Cancun Praise team

I went back to hospital for the 11am visit.

After that I drove back south to Paamul and I baptized three new believers. It was a great day in Paamul we has about 65 people in our Spanish service and the English service was a full house.

After that I drove back to hopital in Cancun for my 4 pm visit

I waited around for the 7pm visit.... She was more upbeat but there is still some pain.

Full day...

Thanks so much for your prayers

We are still going forward.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Please pray for Darla. The doctors in Cancun did a MRI today and they found a blood clot that was causing her headaches. She is now in ICU and the doctors are saying that she will be there at least 48 hours.

She was feeling a little better this afternoon but she really needs our prayers.

Please pray for Darla

Darla is sick with flu like symptoms. She has had a real bad headache for about 4 days now and she is not able to keep anything down. Darla never gets sick so the dog and I don't know what to think.

Pray also for Doug's mom, Billie Millar, they have moved the date of her back surgery to the 26th.

We are planing on having a block party for kid's in a middle class neighborhood in Playa tonight and we have a baptismal service planed for tomorrow after church. Please pray for these activities and our health. Thanks for praying Doug

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Missionary house construction continues

Missionary house construction continues in Paamul. Please pray as we try to finish this house. It is going a little slower now and in turn it's a little more costly. We have big dreams for the ministry here but we are going to need to build more support...

If God leads you to help you can send checks to our Stateside address:

Global Community Fellowship

1904 Red Bud Cir.

Greenville, NC 27858

Pray for Doug's mom in North Carolina - she will have back surgery

Pray for Darla she has a headaches and chills today

Pray for the house construction that we will have money to finish the project.

Pray that we will find land for our hotel training center project.

Monday, November 12, 2007

God is still changing lives!

We are seeing God doing great things through our weekend services in Paamul. We had three more people this week who gave their lives to Christ in our Spanish service. They are going to be baptized next Sunday. The English speakers also had a great time of worship Sunday. Please pray for this church in Paamul and these new believers.

Some prayer needs for the week:

1. Pray for the three who are planing to be baptized next Sunday.
2. One of our small groups is going to have an outreach movie for kid's in Playa next Sat.
3. My mother is having back surgery on Friday
4. We have our small groups meetings of Wed.
5. Ladies in English have a bible study on Tuesday
6. We are planning to have a Thanksgiving day outreach on the 22
7. I am going to continue to look for land for our camp/training center vision
8. Continue to pray for the the guys building our missionary house. Pray that the construction would speed up and that we would have to money to finish the project.
9. Pray for our kid's in the States Brandon and his wife Amy in Dallas ; Brittany is in school in Ark.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Need your prayers for the weekend services

I am doing the preaching this weekend both in Spanish and English. We still have a small church in Spanish about 30 people most Sundays. We are hoping to have another baptismal service this week as God is changing peoples lives.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Catch the wave!

I have always had a great desire to be part of a great movement of God, impacting lives through the power of God and in turn changing a culture for His Glory. Like the novice surfer who is looking for that one big wave. He has had a few pretty good wipe outs along the way but now he is tried of wasting time with the small stuff. He still has dreams of riding that perfect wave that will change his life forever. Now he sees a great wave building... He is asking, "is this the one?" , "Am I ready?" FEAR comes in as the wave continue to build. I don't know if I can take another wipe out... How does the surfer overcome his fears?

To push this surfing analogy a little further. When I see the "perfect wave" I was the one that would always yell at my buddy ,"this is your wave, take it!". Recently a friend of mine told me if God has given you a vision , Go FOR IT! Quit trying to pass your vision off on someone else.

I see a great wave building in the Mayan Rivera of Mexico and God has given me a vision..... Please pray that I will have the faith that will over come all fear and that I will Catch God's Wave.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Update on the house construction

We are now working on the inside of the house and things a moving a little slower. We hope to be in the house by Christmas...

I learned a few years ago after spending two weeks standing in line to get my licence plates, you have got to look for a ministry opportunity in everything you do in Mexico or you will sure waste a lot of time. With that said, this house project has been a great opportunity for ministry.... I practice my Spanish sermons on these guys everyday. That accomplishes two things, one it helps me with my Spanish and two it encourages the workers to finish our house faster.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Alaska team headed home

The team from Rabbit Creek Community did a great job. We need your prayers this weekend.

Doug will be preaching this weekend in the Spanish and English speaking services in Paamul.
We need your prayers.....

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Pray for Doug's Mom

Please pray for my mother Billie Millar. Tomorrow is her 74th birthday she is still working everyday but she learned today that she is going to need back surgery.She will be in the hospital about a week if all goes well. It will take about 6 months or so to get over it.

If you get a chance and want to send her a greeting their email is