For many years, I have the habit of calling my 90-year-old mother in Tennessee every Sunday. It’s always a good time to catch up. However, during the Pandemic, when each week is strikingly similar to the one before it, we have often come to a point of silence, where we both say, “well, that’s all I’ve got as news, as it’s pretty much what I shared last week.” Writing for our blog in this Pandemic has been a challenge in terms of finding a lot new to say. Because everything is a bit harder and takes more time, much of our activity is continuing to work on things, until we bring them to a successful (hopefully) conclusion. So, as we approach the end of 2020, we are happy that we have seen the conclusion of some of the projects we’ve been working on over these months, and ongoing progress with others. The following are a few points for this month’s update.(more…)
For a while now, you’ve heard us talk about what we were calling our “1-Hour Missions Conference.” This was the idea of our partners at First Baptist Church of Orange Park, Florida (FBCOP). They suggested that we put a programme together about the work of Linguæ Christi, which would serve as an introduction of this ministry to Churches and believers primarily in North America. You’ve seen us speak about this several times over the past couple of months, as we all have been working hard on it. Well, the good news is that we have finished the programme now. It was all done remotely, over two Continents, several countries, and even several languages: English, Welsh, Ladin, Galician, and Basque, which is why it took a bit of time to finish it.(more…)
It is really hard for me to believe that 2020 is quickly drawing to a close. I think for many of us we might even be looking forward to thinking of 2020 as “behind us.” It has certainly been an exceedingly difficult year for a number of reasons, the global pandemic being a primary one.
As we push forward in spite of the challenges, it is important to remind ourselves of the fact that we place our hope, confidence, and full trust in Christ, and not in our circumstances. While much is uncertain around us, He is steadfast and near, always with us through the presence of the Holy Spirit and His Word, as we continue to seek Him and His Kingdom through faithful obedience. This does not mean that we are to bury our heads in the sand and pretend that the real and desperate challenges before us are “no big deal.” We must face the challenges head on, but we cannot face them in our own strength. Rather, we must commit ourselves to His care and leading.(more…)