Thursday, January 5, 2012

We now have tickets for Argentina and Paraguay. Loida and I will be leaving for Buenos Aires on the 18th of January, 2012. We will have services every day in Chingolo (suburb of Bs.As.) where Bro. Charlie Gimenez is pastoring. We will leave for Asuncion, Paraguay on Sunday. There will be a family camp inIsla Vega from Wednesday through Sunday the 29th. Our plan is to arrive in Kansas City on Saturday the 4th of February.

One thing the Lord has put on my heart and that I have shared with Alicia andFide is the need for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. For the past several years on the trips we have made to Paraguay and Argentina we have experienced some wonderful stirrings of the Holy Spirit, prolonged and moving alter services but none to very few have actually been filled with the Holy Spirit. The same could be said of the camps and conventions here in the United States; wonderful stirrings of the Holy Spirit but few filled with the Holy Spirit.

You understand I'm not complaining. We are grateful for every blessing from the hand of the Lord. His faithfulness is steadfast, his kindness boundless. But there are times when the Holy Spirit himself stirs our hearts for more. We want MORE and MORE and MORE! And THIS generation. This generation! We do NOT want this generation to be one that "knew not the Lord nor the work which He had done for [US]" (Judges 2:10).
We have talked with Alicia and Fide about praying specifically for this. We talked about how we can't "make it happen" but we can seek the Lord and follow the leading of the Spirit. We talked about asking the Lord's leading if we are to have a special time of prayer in the AM or maybe even go to Caazapa after camp with any who desire and spend a day or two in prayer there. I don't know how the Lord will lead but trust Him to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think".

Please be in earnest prayer and agreement with us that God would graciously pour out His Holy Spirit and that many would receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit with the sign of speaking in tongues. We have emphasized in the past the importance of growing in grace. How that miracles, signs and wonders are not our daily bread. We will love and serve the Lord if we NEVER see a miracle. That remains true, but oh how my heart cries out today for miracles!!! Especially and specifically the miracle of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Revive us oh Lord! Revive this generation!