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QuitoTo the beloved, whom I love in truth:  I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers; just as you walk in the truth.

Our trip to Ecuador was a great success! Here are the highlights:

  1. On our first day, after attending church services with Pastor Adrian (one of the 40+ Bethany Baptist Church pastors), we gathered with the other pastors for the drive to their retreat location. Joining the Bethany pastors on their semi-annual retreat is always a blessing – especially so on this trip. I got to hold in my hands, for the very first time, the Spanish version of The Map Maker. Pastor Hugo has done a wonderful job with the translation and publishing (BTW: He led six people to the Lord while visiting with the printer).

    Second, Bethany’s Senior Pastor – Pastor Arturo – agreed to assume responsibility for the distribution of The Map Maker in Ecuador. It was an honor to present a copy of the book to him and Pastor Hugo. They are great men of God. As I understand, Pastor Arturo instructed the Bethany pastors to read and use The Map Maker for discipling in their fellowships.

  2. My friend, Dr. Jim Long, was the hero of the trip. He saw patients four of the six days we were in Ecuador – fixing cavities, pulling teeth, etc. for those that cannot afford dental care. He treated 40 to 60 patients each day. It was a surprise blessing for me to assist him for two of those days.
  3. Last, but not least, the Lord used me to encourage, edify and equip approximately 40 workplace leaders at Fountain of Peace Church in Portoviejo, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night; and over 200 on Friday night, at Bethany Baptist Church. The Lord also had a word of encouragement for the Bethany pastors: to recognize their position, authority and influence as God’s leaders of leaders in the workplace.

I am very grateful to each of your investment in this mission – with your prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray for two related projects: Publishing the Spanish version of The Map Maker to Amazon; and printing the Spanish version of The Map Maker’s Guide in Ecuador.

Please also pray for the inLight Board as we gather this coming Monday to hear and receive God’s plans for the future. God has richly blessed our small investment in His kingdom work; and we want to make the most of all He has entrusted to our stewardship.

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Share the truths you find here with the leaders in your life; it will make them free.

God bless you with wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; and may He give you the grace and courage to walk in the work He has prepared for you.

Humbly yours and forever His,

To the beloved, whom I love in truth:  I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers; just as you walk in the truth.

This week, as we prepare for our trip to Ecuador, the following report has come in from our dear friend, Pastor Hugo (note: Walter is the owner of the business that is printing the Spanish version of The Map Maker).

Three of Walter’s workers accepted Jesús as their Lord. Walter, while he was printing, he was reading the digital book, and asking me about how he can become a leader in his Marketplace. So I think this is the start of this ministry here.

There was a time when I struggled to understand the humility that people said they had in being used by God. The Map Maker has changed that for me. When God begins to show you what He can do with so little of your help, it makes you humble.

Speaking of humility, I encourage you to reconsider your exercise of The Lord’s Prayer. Much of my early church experience was spent rotely reciting Jesus’ answer to, “Lord, teach us to pray”. As I matured, I began to put meaning to the words and phrases. Recently, it has occurred to me that Jesus was trying to show us how to get into the proper position before the Father, so that our prayers would be effectual.

The literal translation of two particular phrases helps make this point. First, “Your kingdom come” literally means “Your reign come”. The same is true at the end: “Yours is the reign”. It is the invitation and recognition of the Father’s reign over our lives. It is our subjugation to Him as LORD (and all that means). Read the rest of this entry »

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