Wednesday, February 4, 2015

January 2015 Newsletter

“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
(Hebrews 10:37 NKJV)

When we moved to Paraguay in January 2013 we felt an urgency in regards, not only to the Lord's calling on our lives, but especially concerning the time in which we are living. There is no doubt in our hearts that we are living in the last moments of the last day of this age of grace.

On the last trip that we made back home this past December, we felt like it was a time to step back and pray and seek the Lord as to what He would have for us in 2015. We felt that it may not necessarily be to repeat what we had done in 2014. Here we are, back in Paraguay and finishing our first month of 2015 and we still feel this urgency; "yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will NOT tarry."
May our hearts be ever more looking upward, heavenward and may our heart and soul cry; "even so, come Lord Jesus."

La Colonia - Jan 2015January has flown by. We arrived in Paraguay on December 31st and we headed out to Buenos Aires on January 12 for a camp in La Colonia, Varela. We had a good turn out for camp and there was a wonderful spirit of spiritual unity and rejoicing around the Word. Many came around the alter and were filled or renewed with the anointing of the Holy Spirit. We had a total of 24 hours of Bible study, starting Wednesday evening through Sunday noon. Of the approximately 300 in attendance I would say at least 100 were young people and pre-teen. There are exceptions, but there is a hunger for the Word of God spoken in truth and under the anointing of the Holy Spirit

We headed back home to Villarrica Sunday after lunch in the rain, but full of the joy and strength of the Lord. After driving all night, we arrived in Villarrica Monday morning about 11:30, almost exactly 20 hours of driving. Loida has been helping me more with the driving which is a blessing.

Isla VegaThe Isla Vega camp started on Thursday, the 22nd, so, not much time for rest. On Saturday, before our trip to Argentina we found out that our cousin was moving in to an apartment on the third floor of our building and that she would need her things back. When we moved in to our apartment she had loaned us  her refrigerator, stove, washer, toaster, juicer and some other kitchen items and her ironing board. At the time, this was a tremendous blessing for us and we are so grateful for her generosity. We scrambled to purchase the refrigerator and washer before our trip and then we purchased the stove after we got back home. We are so grateful for the wonderful ways that the Lord leads and provides. To say that He is faithful just does not express it adequately.

Isla VegaAfter our little scare with my health in November of last year, we said that we would slow down this year and try to make more time for rest. Well, that hasn't worked out very well so far. Only three days to the Isla Vega camp and lessons to prepare on my part and cloths to wash and iron and more packing for Loida.
We headed out to Isla Vega early Thursday, as I wanted to help Fide and the kids set up the sound system using the new sound mixer that Bro. Doug had given us. We have a ways to go with learning the system and need to invest in some mic's, speakers and returns, but we are getting there. We invested several thousand dollars back in 2010, purchasing some 10 speakers, wiring and speaker stands and the sound has greatly improved.

The Isla Vega camp started off with about 300 the first day with tents and rooms filling up quickly. We had quite a lot of new people at camp. We had the usual three hours of Bible Study in the morning, one hour in the afternoon and the evening service. We had some good alter services and two people gave their hearts to the Lord.

After camp Kendall and Mariela and the kids arrived and we spent this last week of January with them. Among other things we traveled to the Iguazu Falls in Brasil and the Itaipu hydroelectric dam in Ciudad Del Este.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday we have a camp in Calle 2, San Cosme. After that, maybe we can rest for a few days...maybe.

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support.

May the Lord bless you more and more.

Randy & Loida.

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