“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” -Psalm 27:13-14
Throughout college I learned one thing about test taking. I would get the grade that I put into the test. If I paid attention in class, took notes, and studied, I would most likely get a solid grade. The end result was based on what I did and the work that I put in. It was on me. I am used to being in control of the end result.
So far fundraising has been a new experience for me. There are many different reasons why, but mainly because I do not have control. God is in charge. I have been learning the last few months that I need to wait on God, the only one in charge. I have been enjoying putting in the effort, learning the process, and being able to talk with people about God’s work in Paraguay, but after all is said and done, God is using me as a tool. I am God’s tool to do His work, and raising support and awareness is a part of this mission. God is using this time to shape and mold me into the disciple He is sending to Paraguay. God is also using this time to work in the hearts of those who are being called to be partners in ministry along side me. When the funds are raised, it will be in God’s time. Now is the time to wait on the Lord and see His work and strength.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to talk with the Peace Lutheran Church congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was a great experience to finally get to present to individuals who are interested in becoming partners in ministry or just to know about how God is working in Paraguay. I look forward to the next congregation I get to speak with! Below is a list of where I am speaking during the next month. If you are interested in having me present to individuals, a small group, or a congregation, please let me know. I would be more than happy to come and inform you of God’s ministry in Paraguay! Please continue to keep me, the Cristo Rey Parish, Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones, and the people of Paraguay in your prayers!
July 27th- OPEN
August 3rd- OPEN
August 10th- Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Kokomo, IN, 9:30 AM, worship at 8:15 and 10:45
August 17th- Faith Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN, 10:00 AM, worship at 9:00
August 20th- Chapel at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN 1:30 PM
August 24th- St. John’s Lutheran Church, LaGrange, IL, 9:30 AM, worship at 8:00 and 10:45
August 31st- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, IN, 9:30 AM, worship at 8:00 and 10:45