Sunday, May 31, 2009

Great crowd this morning in Spanish Service

We had about 40 first time visitors this morning..... Thank to the Lord and the hard work of passing out 9000 fliers this week. The mission team from Alabama was not here to see the results of their hard work but we felt their prayers.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Speaking of a message of Hope

This week we have handed out about 9000 invitations to our church services in Playa. I personally talked to hundreds of people this week and when I talked about hope for the future you could see in the eyes of each person this was their hearts desire. Most people moved to Playa looking for a better life now with all the stuff that has happened, most have lost hope.

Please pray for a movement of God in Playa.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Volunteer mission team working in Chan Chen

Update from our Mission Volunteers

Monday, May 25, 2009 Today this blog is written by our volunteer mission team from Westwood Baptist church

The Mayan Riviera is a melting pot of many nations and cultures. Since our arrival we have worshiped and serve with people from Cuba, Argentina, Norway, Brazil and England. It reminds each of us that the family of faith extends across every border. Our command is to reach to the lost and to build up one another in the faith.This morning a beautiful young church member joined us as we walked the streets of Playa inviting people to the church and the new sermon series entitled “Breaking Free.” We discovered our new friend was struggling with marital issues and loneliness one of our team members shared his story of living in an abuse home and how his family coped with the challenges. We shared what the Bible said about many of the struggles this family faced. We walked, talked and passed out invitations for two hours. At the end of our trek we prayed as brother and sisters and knew our Heavenly Father heard. Please pray for this young woman to break free from the bondages that are holding her and for her children as they walked this difficult paths.What do 130 children, candy, sticks, puppets and balloons have in common? If you said they were all a part of the block party this evening you would be correct. As the children played the adults received information about a new small group meeting in their neighborhood and an invitation to the church. The children were treated to a puppet show telling them about God’s love. After playing lots of games, busting two piƱatas and receiving bags filled with prizes., each child went home smiling. We went home exhausted but thankful that God had blessed once again. Thanks for praying.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Our Praise and Worship Team Practice

Our Praise Team is doing a great job.. They are all professional musician.... We have 6 Cubans and one Mexican. They all need your prayers many hotel in this part of the world are cutting back and the musicians are the first to loss their jobs.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

We are going forward in Chan Chen

We are seeing the walls coming up on the mission center/ hotel training center in Chan Chen.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dog days of Summer

We are almost into the dog days of summer down here. Our dog Maya cooling off.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

We Made it back home to Mexico!

We made it! You can learn a lot about life on a road trip through Mexico.

Lesson number one - When you make a wrong turn, and you will in a country that doesn't believe in road signs, the sooner you can turn around the better. I found the same is true in life.

Lesson number two - If you travel in Mexico watch out for the speed bumps we call them "Topes" If you do not slow down to a snail's pace before hitting a tope, you can expect to launch your vehicle into flight, potentially damage your suspension, and possibly bite half-way through your tongue. I saw a sign in one small town that said if you would follow the rules life would have fewer topes.

Lesson number three- This is a heart breaking lesson. Not all Mexican policemen live by the same moral code as Andy Taylor from Mayberry. We were robbed by two traffic cops in Posa Rica. They took me to an ATM and made me hand over 4000 pesos … The lesson is one of the great problem we face all over the world it is self serving leaders.

Lesson number four - Keep your eyes on the goal… For me that was getting back home in Paamul. For Darla it was making it to the next bedroom. In life our eyes are on our home in heaven. Our home in Paamul is nice but it is not heaven. We got back to find a house with no water. The hot water heater and the water pump had both gone out a $950 repair. Also I lost my laptop, it dead. I am not sure but I think it might be a victim of that pig flu….. I did back it up but now I can not find any of the back up disk…. I lost your email address unless you are on facebook, so please email me….

We nee you prayer and support more now than ever......

Our backyard in Paamul

The one year old hot water heater.

Laptop dies in Paamul.....

My computer dead of H1N1 flu. It was runing a high fever for a few days and then just dead... Who Knew?

Night life in Paamul, Darla giving an after dark tour of our backyard tonight as the wild cactus are in full bloom.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Celebrating with Brittany in Arkansas

We are here in Arkadelphia, Ark. celebrating with our daughter Brittany as she graduates from college. I'm thanking and praising God that He has blessed our family in so many ways. Brittany is a smart young lady but without God's help we know we would not be celebrating this weekend. It was not all about money but God did a miracle in this area as well. When Brittany was a freshmen God lead us to resign from the International Mission Board and start our own mission organization, Global Community Fellowship. At that time we had two kids in College and the IMB was paying most of the cost. We had no support outside of the IMB and I remember telling the Lord in prayer that the timing could not be worse.. He said trust Me. So we did and today it's not only Brittany's victory, or the victory of the Millar family but it's God victory....

I want to thank all of you who have prayed for us over the years thanks and to God be the Glory...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

We need your help

This has been a long week of travel . Darla and I have been on the road all week we are now at our son house in Dallas. Our daughter Brittany will be graduating from college on the 8th, Because of the flu scare we were not able the have our church services last Sunday in Playa. There are no cases of flu reported in Playa but the government is taking no changes.

This is worse than a hurricane for the tourist areas of Mexico like Playa del Carmen. I had hoped that our new church in Playa would be self supporting by the first of next year but it looks like we are going to need to rethink our plan.

We need your help more than ever. We need your prayers and need you and your bible study group to give a special offering to help us keep the work going in Playa.

Thanks for praying