Dealing with a virus in missions work
August 21, 2020 | Terry and Helen Cline
Terry and Helen’s full update can be viewed here: Dealing with a virus in missions work
Some friends of ours from Western Colorado graciously came and helped the Home Office by finishing installing windows on the east and north sides of the building. Then they painted the entire outside of the offices. We cannot thank Mac and June enough for their labor of love, and their demonstration of the love of Christ through their good works.
In the past few months, the Coronavirus has paralyzed and changed the world. From sports to restaurants to politics. So much has changed in the USA and in the world.
Praise the Lord that the TBM Home Office has been able to function mostly normally throughout this pandemic. Since we have only a handful of staff, and that staff has not had any problems with Covid19, we have been able to continue to process all monies for the missionaries in a normal manner. In fact, we have seen a curious and marvellous increase in giving to many of our missionaries during this time!
We stand in awe of our God as He demonstrates being our Champion in troublesome times.
Pray for the Lord’s continued blessing in the Home Office as we minister to missionaries at home and abroad.
The Lord has caused the Coronavirus to open unprecedented doors for our missionaries and the Gospel.
1. Delwin Fowler in Peru writes,
“In spite of all the unrest, ministry opportunities abound. We are now on Facebook live twice a week, 3 zoom reunions a week and several times we have people over or go over to someone else’s house. The necessity to help people with food and medical bills is abounding. These are exciting times and we want to make the most of it.“
2. JD Bennett in Spain marvels,
“JD´s Bible teaching website, Sermones desde Sefarad (Sermons from Sefarad), has reached 15,000 unique users over the last 18 months. It is really encouraging to know that the passages and series that JD prepares and that we study as a church-plant have a greater reach, especially when much of the Spanish-speaking world has limited movement.”
3. Victor Ramirez in Spain is encouraged as they seek the Lord:
“We are thinking of ideas of what our ministry will look like in the next couple of months. I have recently seen some leaders quote 2 Chronicles 20:12: “We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” We truly don’t know yet what could help us connect with more people. However, we do know to keep praying for the people in Fraga, pour into gospel conversations, and intentionally show love to those around us.”
Pray for the TBM missionaries as they continue to minster in these unique times.
I have found this amazing cookie recipe, and I would like to share it with you.
1 c. butter softened 1 t. baking soda
1 1/4 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. white sugar 3 c. rolled oats
2 eggs 2 c. semi sweet choc. chips
2 T. milk 1 c. chopped walnuts
2 t. vanilla extract 1 c. shredded coconut
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
375 degree oven.
Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
Beat in eggs.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Stir into sugar mixture until well blended.
Stir in oats,chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased sheet..
Bake 9-10 minutes. Do not overbake.