IN Genesis chapter four we see the first mention of calling on the Name of the LORD. It is in the context of prayer.
In the NT we see the Name of the Lord mentioned as a Name men call upon: Acts 2:21; Acts 9:14; Acts 22:16; Romans 10:13; 1 Corinthians 1:1 and 2 Timothy 2:22 to name a few.
I hope you are fine? God is good towards me and I´m getting better and better every day though it takes its time! While I´m having my teraphy here at home, I have also been able to visit different places to testify and sing.
While I was in Norway I took a trip up to the western part of that country, after being 10 Days around the the SE part. I was invited by friends to travel up to them on an island 70 miles S of Bergen. There we had a meeting in a Free Lutheran Church, where I preached and also informed about the mission-work and I was invited back for 3 meetings next time.
Will there be Italians in heaven? To answer this question, there is only one place we can go to find the answer – the Bible. The Bible is God’s Holy Word. His Word, the inspired scriptures, is divine knowledge and holds the key to all things that pertain to life and godliness. Jesus commanded his disciples to go into all the world and preach the gospel. “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.’” Mark 16:15-16 NKJV
The fall finds Dayspring busy in many areas of ministry. I am spending much of my time in the US traveling and visiting churches, raising finances for the various projects in Mexico, and recruiting students for the DMT training next January. I am on the road most of the time until the end of the year with part of that time back in Mexico for some fall trips and our pastor's conference this month.
Just now I´m sitting here in Norway writing these lines to you. God has been blessing in a wonderful way by His Spirit!
At the beginning of September I preached on the West Coast. At the middle of that month I went to the south of Sweden and I preached in a Chilean Church there. They had their meeting in a home.
I hope you are fine? Here in Sweden we´ve had a lot of rain in July bur August has been a nice month.
In the end of July there were Tentmeetings in a town called Uddevalla by the West Coast. That part of Sweden hasn´t been so much touched by the full Gospel and it´s fantastic all that is being done there nowadays. One Pastor from the north of Sweden came with his tent ( a Partytent ). Before he was a Pastor with the Free Lutheran Church. In one meeting I testified about my calling and about the ministry in Mexico during these years.
“I spent two weeks in Lebanon teaching future leaders of the Christian Church in the Middle East and the Muslim world”, writes Joel Mattsson-Boze, grandson of Joseph, the founder of Herald of Faith. The seminary, in Beirut, Lebanon, brings students in from all over the Muslim world. What interested me most was the variety of students who came… Read the full story on page 2 and learn more about these future leaders.
In most sports, the first half is often an indicator of how the second half will be played. However, sometimes it is a rallying cry for the lagging team to get it going, and in the process, they end up winning instead. We are not playing a sport, but it is still good sometimes to look at where we have been, and where we think God wants us to be.
With the summer drawing to an end, we are shifting gears with all our ministries. The DMT students from the USA all went home around the 5th of August and Carolyn and I took the Mexican students home a few days afterward. Our trip with the Mexican students was a long 2500 mile trip through 6 states, but it gave me a chance visit many of our pastors along the way. We are already preparing for the next DMT that starts on January 25th.