“Recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. (Hebrews 10:32–35)
I was in Africa twice in the last 4 months. The above verse became a reminder of what my friends are doing in Africa. I was in the midst of being discouraged and sad with so many choices and changes we have and had to do for the sake of the gospel. The Lord called me not to be discouraged; instead help those who are willing to take a risk for the sake of the Kingdom and continue to be faithful. We were able to help people who have been doing a great DMM movement in Ethiopia and South Sudan. I already shared this in another mail you have received before. If you have more questions let me know. We are very thankful who were and are still helping by volunteering and people in leadership positions who have seen a value in my regardless of all the blurs that is in the mirror. I am praying for you that you continue to do the amazing work God is doing through you regardless of what is going on this broken world. I pray for you to accept the loss of what you shouldn’t and cant keep and the courage to be content and happy in that and the confidence and strength to get what you cant lose.
I also pray that you have the confidence to fulfill the commandment of Jesus to make Disciples. “Do not throw away your confidence’ the writer of the Hebrew said there were many times I came to that but the Lord came and encouraged me in the midst of all ups and downs the enemy tries to put in front of me.
We are part of the 10 day prayer in St Louis and invite you to come at 3801a South Grand and pray with us for out city 9am-11am. We are also Partnering with SSM to start training healthcare workers from our neighborhood to put people to work.
Rebecca just recovering from a gall bladder surgery. Pleased pray for her.
We are in the process of change to add to become a seeker oriented Church and ministry because it s so needed in our work we feel the Lord is calling us toward that.
We have more opportunity to touch people who do not know Jesus than many other ministries. But we have lack of workers. Please pray that God will send workers to the field who understand and committed Cross cultural and inner city ministries. People who are willing to obey the call to make disciples.
Attached is some of the pics with our partners in South Sudan.
Blessings and Joy!
Rebecca Sammy Hannah and Worku