From the Pen of Pat II.
I would like to share with you how I believe God is leading us as a family and some thoughts on our countries illegal alien problem. I would like to say the burden to rescue the children that have been caught in the evil wickedness of trafficking has not lessened through the passing weeks. This past Monday May 22nd I was seeking the Lord for further confirmation on this matter. I was reading psalm 22,52,82,112,142, and Proverbs 22.
This was in line with the day of the month.
When I started to read Psalm 82 I had only got to verse two when I was interupted by Ryan my five year old. Before returning to Psalm 82 I once again prayed and asked if it was clearly His will to pursue this mission. Than I continued reading where I had left off. Let me share the next two verses with you.
Psalm 82: 3,4
Defend the poor and fatherless do justice to the afflicted and needy.
Deliver the poor and needy, rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
Now On July 9th, 2006, our family will be returning to Costa Rica to begin intensive language training for six months at intervals of six weeks at a time ending in February of 2007. We seek your prayers as we lean not on our own understanding but looking to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all things.
As a final note I would like to share a brief summary of a sermon by Roger Magnuson at a Iblp conference a few ears ago. He spoke of the four leperous men in II Kings chapter 7. These men had found that the Syrian army had been chased away by God while the inhabitance of Samaria were starving. The four lepers found a feast and after some initial indulgence on their part they made this statement in Verse 9: , "Then they said one to another,we do not well: this day is a day of good tidings and we hold our peace". Brother Magnason explained in the future of the United States we might be speaking spanish due to the large number of immigrants entering our country. If we do not reach them now, said he, "We do not well". While the world argues what to do with tens of millions of Mexicans that are now in our country, we need to realize that God has brought the mission field to us. We now have a nation within our nation. If we ignore this and do-not reach them with the gospel "We do-not well". And who knows as verse 9 continues " What mischief will come upon us".