Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
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
Thursday, November 22, 2007
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
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
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?
Monday, November 19, 2007
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.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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.
Thanks so much for your prayers
We are still going forward.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
She was feeling a little better this afternoon but she really needs our prayers.
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 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
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
Thursday, November 8, 2007
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
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