Lots of awesome testimonies, too many to post!!!

These people below were devil worshipers, the man had gotten shot and we prayed for him, he felt the touch of God, we shared the gospel with them, the presence of God was very strong and they began to weep nonstop, they received Jesus as their Lord and Savior!!!

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It was a very hot day, we decided to buy an ice-cream, we shared the gospel with the ladies that worked there and they repented and received Jesus as their Lord and Savior!!!

 

 

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The man below was illiterate, I asked him if I could draw him something (the 3 circles) he accepted and he realized he was in a broken state and that he wanted to be in God’s design, he received Jesus as his Lord and Savior!! This man then was telling everyone around him to come and see the 3 circles drawing.

 

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Monterrey Mexico Training

 

 

 

                          MONTERREY MEXICO WILL NEVER BE THE SAME !!

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                                                 Our first day in Mexico we met with Pastor Payo,

                                                I trained him and then we went out into the harvest.

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                                    Sharing the 3 Circles in the dirt!!!

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                                                 This whole family came to Christ, this was

                                                 just the beginning…..

 

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow From Our Island Of Oasis!

It is so hard to believe that we are in our last week of staying on Drummond Island! Time has flown by so quickly! We have been so very blessed by this whole experience of trusting in God and His best because this was definitely a demonstration of His extravagant generosity! Scott got a job out in Spokane, Washington for a couple of days that might turn into something big so please be praying for us.

So many amazing things have been placed at our feet! We have been immersed in blessing after blessing from our Father who is the Giver of every good gift! So many wonderful, kind, fun people on this island have touched our hearts, but while being on this island, the thing that has become the most precious prize for us is our love for Him has been restored to where it needed to be. JESUS, the Author and Finisher of our faith, the object of our affection and attention, has been rightfully placed to being our first Love instead of the ministry or even us being on the mission!  We have been given this gift of staying in this beautiful cabin without any strings attached and without any hindrances. We can just BE. And not only just be, but be here with our Beautiful Lover and Savior in a perfect setting!!! This truly was a time of refreshment; literally an island of oasis for us.

 

Here is a final taste of what we experienced on the first quarter of our journey here on Drummond Island.

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We volunteered to be greeters at this beautiful house on a Home Show on the island! Because of this the Lord opened the opportunity for us to meet a lot of great people including the neighbors that invited us on their boat and for a motorcycle ride.

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We went on a ride with our neighbors that we met, Pat and Kathy! It was absolutely beautiful!

 

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They showed us some of the landmarks! This is Whitefish Bay.

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They also included us on their sunset cruise and we got to meet Mike and Johna.

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Some beautiful barns that we saw on our ride.

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Kim made Ray who works at the golf course and Pam the librarian, some fried rice. The Fried Rice ministry is one of our entry strategies. 🙂

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We met Kenny and Daniel who are about to embark on a 30 day “Prayer Walk” along the U.P. Daniel prayed a blessing over us and as he did he felt that God was using us to spread His Hope and he said like a dandelion we would have seeds spreading everywhere even if we couldn’t see it. He said that we would have a fruitful harvest. Praise Him!!!

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Scott is teaching on the 4 Fields.

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Ruth is practicing the Gospeling tool of 3 Circles and she did awesome!!

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Here Scott is sharing with Karin how to Oikos map.

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Now Karin is mapping out her Oikos. This is her cute puppy Aggie!

 

 

As we continue on this journey would you continue to pray for our close intimacy with the Lord? That it would not be set to the side for other “good” things but that we would be like Mary who chose the “better thing” which was to simply sit at Jesus’ feet. Pray for the seeds that have been planted here on Drummond that they would be nurtured and tended to and grow. Pray for a FRUITFUL harvest and that more laborers would be sent here and then be put on mission to go throughout and from this island.

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God blessed us with wild raspberries and apples fresh off of a tree! This is the kind of harvest we dream of that produces good fruit!

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Love Scott and Kim

Preaching the Gospel till there is No Place Left! Rom. 15:22-23

 

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Which one describes you? JOY or YOJ?

 

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This picture is a little blurry, but it was taken by a young man Charles who went on a missionary trip to Ethiopia.  It depicts the Last Supper of Jesus but the people shown here are from all nations showing that Jesus is calling everyone from all backgrounds. Charles also reminded us that in order to fulfill this mission of sharing Jesus with everyone, we need to operate in JOY. JOY is the acronym for Jesus first, others second, and yourself last. And so as we are calling the nations to come to know Jesus we need to exhibit true JOY, not YOJ. 🙂 YOJ is the opposite of JOY! We are seeing the YOJ acronym of 2 Tim 3:2 more and more nowadays “For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred.” We’ve heard it said that the capital Y represents the unholy trinity of me, myself, and I. But seriously, would you say that your life exhibits JOY? Are you truly loving Jesus first and then others second? It was definitely a great reminder for us as we are on this journey of sharing Jesus with everyone, that in order for us to be effective we need to always showcase Christ first and have Him the focal point of our love and then to show love to others.  This seems to be crucial in light of all the killings and strife that we are seeing in today’s headlines. James 4:1 says, “What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you?” We need to really look at what Jesus did. He only did what He saw the Father doing. He truly loved people right where there were at. He was a true servant as it talks about in Philippians 2:1-11.

Thoughts for the week:

Remember if you are a follower of Christ, you need to live out JOY and that He has given you a very important mission which is to share His Good News with everyone. 🙂

Believer when you step out of your bed today, remember you are entering the “Mission Field” and do it with JOY!

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God Is Working Behind the Scenes

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Why are we always surprised when God does things that are meaningful and significant in our lives? We have a tendency to think He would do it for so and so but not for us, or are we the only ones that think this way? 🙂 This incredible journey we are on has allowed us to watch Him work in the background as well as right in front of us, orchestrating and providing in ways we could never have concocted.

Depending on Him for our daily bread when it comes to the basics of life such as food, and shelter, has been amazing to see not only that He DOES provide but HOW He does it. A beautiful facet of His love and care is that so far, all of our financial support has been put on people’s hearts, without us even asking for it. For now this is how the Father is providing for us and there is no better place for us to be than in the center of His will. Yes, we don’t have a house, or the things that went into the house or a 9-5 job with benefits or retirement, or any other thing that would provide us a sense of “security”, but what we do have is so comforting, knowing that we are with our Abba Father, doing what He has asked us to do and no matter what, it’s gonna be Ok because He will take care of everything. Believe us when we say at one point that would have scared the crap out of us!

There is a saying that resonates from our Calvary Chapel days in Jupiter by our loved Pastor Dan who used to always say, “Where God guides, God provides.” And although, that’s kind of a catchy saying, especially back then when we really didn’t have to give up anything, it has never rang more true than it does now. He will provide, He just does! We are literally living out Matt. 6:31-33. Not just reading the passage and agreeing that it sounds great but we are actually having to put our trust in Him to give us what we need!

As He continues to arrange divine appointments, we continue to live in His provision in all aspects of life. Recently in His omniscience, He has also provided us with some very diverse people along this journey that have encouraged us greatly. They have caused us to rethink our motives and our strategies for sharing the Gospel. They have encouraged us to have a new passion and excitement for Him. Some have endured hardships and even been burned by the church badly but continue to press on with joy. There have been those along our path that have shown us what integrity looks like and are greatly respected by others, causing us to want to lead the same way. There are still others that have been so enthusiastic with how we are sharing the Gospel, that they are rapidly obedient and have immediately shared Jesus to the broken. You do not know how much this encourages us!!

It’s amazing when you allow the Lord to take the lead and play the main role in the script of life and we remain in the background as the “extras”  how the “epicness” of the story unfolds even in the minute details. Sometimes those are the most incredible and miraculous moments! We’ve heard it said, “If you are the main character in your play of life, than your stage is too small.” So we are learning to really let God do what He does and for us to come along side Him. Not in front and not lagging behind but in lock-step with His plan and purpose. We must decrease so that He can increase. (John 3:30)

Thoughts for this week:

What are some things that He has surprised you with by His care and concern for you that you can thank Him right now? What are some areas that you can trust Him by giving total authority to Jesus and let Him lead you? How can you give Him glory as you decrease so that He will increase?

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Good Times with Local Believers!

We have been having a great time getting to know the local believers here on Drummond Island! We really believe that one of the main things that God wants us to do is to strengthen and encourage local Christians. We have been encouraged as well and challenged in many different ways. Acts 14:22

 

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We have been meeting with Pastor Scott Danforth of Lighthouse Christian Church weekly and what a fun time we are having with him.

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A Thurs night group of fellowship.

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We also visited the Lutheran Church and the Reverend explained the Gospel in a very clear and concise way.

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After the service at the Lutheran Church they had a guest speaker who had gone on a missions trip to Ethiopia and he shared his stories that were very encouraging.

 

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At the Lutheran Church we got to meet this couple who works in the prisons and shares the Good News to the inmates there. We got to read one of the testimonies of how it changed this one man’s life on the picture posted behind them.

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This is at the local Baptist Church and we got to enjoy the pastor preach a great word about sharing your testimony with others to point them to Jesus!

 

The amazing thing we are finding is that God is using people in all different ways and with different backgrounds and we get to be a part of His great big story! Thank you so much for your prayers and support! We could not do this without you all!!

 

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