Last month we experienced
a first ever in our missionary travels: our name on the marquee
;-D ! Thanks for the warm welcome, Pastor Justin & Brook
Fasnacht and Church family at New Life Concordia MO, and for the
sweet time after church with your three terrific kids! We will get
to visit the mother church of New Life in Oak Grove next month
with Pastor Todd Blansit.
¡It was great to be able to minister once again in the language of
heaven—Español! Pastor Mario Arguedas leads a dynamic congregation
in Southgate CA that is so committed to their Lord Jesus and His
Church that it’s hard to keep them away! May God spread that same
fervor and faith around the world! Bendiciones hermanos!
In last month’s
edition I mentioned “drop-in visits” along the way of our travels.
One such surprise meeting was with Pastor James Davis at Glad
Tidings Church in St. Louis as he was out mowing the church lawn
in 90+ degree heat! He graciously scheduled us for a service on
the spot; so we got to share with his wonderful congregation
recently. Sister Loudean spontaneously accompanied Yvonne as if
they had ministered together for years! As Pastor James said when
we first met, there was a witness of the Spirit between us and
these dear saints!
We helped Gracie move to Vero Beach Florida for her half-year
internship, which will complete her music therapy preparation. And
we celebrated her birthday a little early.
On our road trip from California to Missouri we
visited the Carlsbad Caverns, which are amazing! We plan to base
in Springfield until we return to Panamá. If Panamá’s re-opening
schedule holds, and our remaining budget comes in, that might be
the end of October! Please pray for the Puzzle Master to put all
the pieces together. We can’t, but He can.
Fundraising progress report update:
* WAS: $2,000; NOW: $389 in new monthly support still
* WAS: $27,000; NOW: $0 cash budget lacking—PTL!
Thanks to your faithfulness and generosity! Now we are “saving up”
toward the $50,000 Ngobe camp infrastructure project.
“Softer. Smoother. Calmer. Quieter.”
During these 40 days to fast, pray and especially to listen, God
dropped those four words in my heart. To mold me to have: more
patience—less irritation; more Presence—less pressure; more
effectiveness—less efficiency; more trust—less worry.
Like Elijah “quarantined” in the cave, emotionally worn out from
the struggle, God likely does not come to us in a rock-crumbling
wind, or an earth-shaking quake, or a forest-clearing fire; rather
He comes to us in the sound of a low whisper. I’m trying to listen
to Him better (see 1 Kings 19:9-18).
Kirk_Antonio & Yvonne
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