Greetings, and may our Lord bless you abundantly. Please forgive me if this update seems a little long. I have much to say and little space and time to say it.
The July conference in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico was very busy. I listened to the reports of many pastors and received a number of requests for help. You have not heard me say much about this area, but I am still building churches there. Because of the violence and danger, I no longer take groups of Americans to this area. I have a one bedroom prophet’s quarters there on the church property. It’s small, but sufficient.
As you read this update, I am in Chiapas, Mexico. I’ve come to visit our doctors in the clinics in Tuxtla and Chenalho to make sure they have everything they need to continue helping the sick. I will also visit several building sites for a number of churches to be built later this year. While here, I will visit with several presbyters, making sure that they have everything they need to help take care of thousands of church members. I am not alone in my concerns of our Lord’s work here in Chiapas. Russell and Charlotte Linscombe are of great help to me as well as many others, both American and Mexican.
Pray for Our Nation
For the past 35 years, I’ve encountered many situations here in Mexico. With our Lord’s help we’ve been able to handle most all of the situations. What concerns me most is not what is happening in Mexico, but what is happening in the United States.
I am very disappointed in the political arena of our nation. I am also disappointed with the Supreme Court of our nation. Nine justices who are appointed for life to rule on what is right on every case according to the Constitution of the United States of America. Nine justices appointed by two political parties. Many times leaning in the direction of the party that appointed them. I feel the heartbeat of God as Isaiah writes, “Turn away from me; let me weep bitterly. Do not try to console me over the destruction of my people.” (Isaiah 22:4 NIV) I feel the pain of Jeremiah as he writes, “Oh, that my heart were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears that I might weep day and night for the slain of my people.” (Jeremiah 9:1 NIV) I feel the pain of our Lord Jesus Christ as it is written, “As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls’.” (Luke 19:41-44 NIV)
What can I do? I will both weep and pray that our nation will return to God and proudly stand before the flag with hand over heart and say, “In God we trust”.