Saturday, August 1, 2015

July 2015 Newsletter

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone (Hebrews 2:9)....looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (Hebrews 12:2).
How important to "see Jesus"! It is even more important how we see Jesus! In the last hours of this last day (Heb 9:26; 1Co 10:11; 1Pe 1:20), in the midst of so much religious confusion it is good to know that Jesus Christ is the final and defining and complete revelation and message that God has for the human race (Heb 1:1-3). It is "this same Jesus" that we desire to proclaim and show forth in our lives. It is our firm belief that the preaching of Jesus Christ is what the world needs; is what the Church needs, and especially it is what each and every born again person needs. The message of the cross will meet our every need; spirit, body and soul. 

We had a wonderful time of blessing, correction and encouragment with the saints in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each of the seven local assemblies represented Saturday night sang a special, but there were over ten assemblies represented during the six days of meetings in Chingolo, this past week of July 21st through the 26th. There is a good spirit of unity and a keen desire to sit and hear the word of God rightly divided. The weekend of the 16h through the 19th we were in Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina with sister Elva Romero. In both places the buildings were full every day. It is encouraging to see so may hungry hearts. We are grateful to the Lord for enabling us to make these trips. The wear and tear on our physical bodies is more than one would expect but the Lord is faithful to sustain and maintain. We left Chingolo Tuesday afternoon and drove strait through all night arriving in Villarrica Wednesday morning. Loida has been sick with a sore throat and the lack of sleep has caught up with me.

Please be in prayer for our next event this coming 14th through the 16th in Caazapa, Paraguay. Sister Alicia is hosting a workers meeting for Pastors, Sunday School teachers, Song leaders and any who are in or are interested in public ministry, especially those who give the word. There is absolutely no subsititute for systematic Bible study. Please pray for a time of refreshing and deepening in the word of God.

Please also be in prayer for the following:

  • September 18-20 Youth Camp - Isla Vega, Paraguay
  • October 10-12 Youth Camp - Resistencia Chaco, Argentina
  • October 23-25 Convention - Saõ Paulo, Brasil
  • November 4-8 Convention - Claypoles, Argentina (not confirmed)
  • December 17-20 Convention - Formosa, Argentina (not confirmed)
  • Sebastian Gauna and his family moved from Claypoles to Usuaia, Argentina to help start a work there. Pray for wisdom and strength and that the family will adapt to their new home.
  • Marco Aurelio and his family are in Saõ Paulo, Brasil and have been downloading and reading the available studies from and have started to translate some into Portuguese. I do not speak Portuguese but Bro. Marco understands Spanish and assures me that our visit to San Pablo will be a great blessing as the grace message has not had much entry into Brasil that we know of. Please pray for wisdom and guidance for this trip.
  • Much work to be done yet in Isla Vega
  • Construction still continues on the church building here in Villarrica
  • Final purchase of our property and construction of the print shop and our house.
Within the next few days, the Lord willing, I will try to update the blog with more details on some of these items. There are so may things going on right now and it is hard to keep up and much less for me to try to keep the blog updated. Please pray for strength and wisdom from the Lord to do what He would have us to do and to leave off those things which are not conducive to His glory.

We do value your prayers and love on our behalf. There is so much to do and so little time. The Lord gives wisdom and guidance and strength or we would become overwelmed. “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Luk 10:2).

Much love in Christ,
Randy & Loida Crook

Carlos (Charlie) Gimenez pastor at Chingolo, Hna. Graciela, Randy, Loida and Andrea (Loida´s friend)
William Fernandez, pastor in Montevideo, Uruguay
Randy, David Barrionuevo, pastor in Clypoles, Argentinga, his wife Veronica, Emanuel, Loida Joana and Raquel


Elba Romero, pastor in Resistencia, Argentina

Youth Chior in Resistencia, Argentina

Bro in Resistencia that makes hats. He gave me a hat like the one he has on but he did not make these.
Cesar Collante, Randy. The new bathrooms in Resistencia.

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