Let’s Clean up our Lives

by Terry on June 16, 2017

Last week we were able to distribute 25 baskets to most of our beneficiaries to use as a means to reach out to a family in need with a basket of cleaning supplies.  We labeled it “Let’s clean up our lives” and inside the plastic bucket we included a New Testament of the Bible for the family to read about the life of Jesus. You can read the entirety of this posting at SOR Mission At Work/mercy. 

Proverbs 19:17 says, Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,   and he will reward them for what they have done.”

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The other day in the Maternity Ward at the hospital I met for the first time a mother who in a few weeks will give birth to triplets. This was the first time I had a chance to share with a woman expecting triplets.  In the past I have had opportunities to share with a few mothers expecting twins but never triplets.

She told me she did not attend any church nor had any religious connections  so therefore  the motivational message I gave her was to seek a connection with God for herself and her triplets that would be depending on her in a few years for spiritual guidance.  What I shared was profound and I certainly know that the Holy Spirit was by my side inspiring me to find the words I needed to say to her.  You can finish this story by scrolling down at SOR Mission At Work to Justice and there you’ll find the article.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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Marcela and her children, live in the hills surrounding the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Many of these people, like Marcela, in past years came from the rural areas of the country looking for an opportunity to improve their lives.  Many came without work and have ended up being street sellers, such as Marcela, who sell their products door to door or to a group of people they’ve met who purchase from them.  Marcela has been faced with a serious expense over some time with the purchase of water from local water trucks selling water to these residents.  Read the UPDATE by scrolling down at SOR At Work/Mercy.

Matthew 19:21” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

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She Pondered their Eternity Destiny

by Terry on April 27, 2017

Recently on one of my visits to the pediatric ward at the hospital I brought along with me a young ministry friend of mine named May who helped me with the ministry that day at the hospital.  In Pediatrics we shared with a young boy who had been hospitalized because of a knife wound that his mother said to us had been an accident.
We shared with Mel about God sending his Son Jesus Christ to save us.  When asked if he believed in Jesus he replied that he knew that there had to be a God but he didn’t know how to communicate with him.  During our sharing with her son Mel, his mother had remained rather silent and removed from what we had been sharing with Mel.  She pondered our comments and their eternal destiny.  You can read entire article by clicking above on SOR At Work/Justice.

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Short term missions

by Terry on March 10, 2017

As I write this short introduction to the week ahead, there is a group of dedicated Christians flying from North America to Central America to join us for a week of ministry to and with the local church.  Much has been written about short term missions both positive and negative and I have seen the reasons for believing in each perspective as I have been a full-time missionary for many years as well as hosting or leading dozens of short term teams on mission trips.

I am a missionary today because I took two short term mission trips to Mexico to work with several missionaries from the church I was attending at that time.  This experience changed my life forever and thanks to Bill, my missionary friend, his example and ministry lives on in me to this very day.

That is the kind of experience we want to provide for the team coming this evening to our country.  We will have a great week and maybe you might make the journey one of these days.  Keep in touch and check out our Volunteer page before leaving our site.  We’ll post again soon.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalms 96:3

 

 

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“God is seldom early but never late”

by Terry on March 5, 2017

                                                                       “God is seldom early but never late”

 

I am writing you to inform you that once again I find that God wasn’t early in providing the funds for the 60 chairs for the two churches but He wasn’t late neither.  Our faith grew and our awe and respect for our might Creator God has grown in showing us that those 60 chairs are important to Him.

Some years ago I was attempting to sell a house and I had to have the cash in 60 days from the day I listed it  to cancel a debt that was let’s say, essential that it had to be cancelled.  Days went by without an offer and any interest in the listing.  Then weeks went by……

Finally I had 5, yes 5 days and the house hadn’t had an offer yet but I didn’t give up faith in believing God would somehow provide.  That day an all cash offer came in and I stipulated to the RE agent that it had to close and for me to have cash in hand by the middle of the 5th day so I could pay off that required loan and debt.  If not, I wouldn’t go with his offer.

Would you believe, even though everyone who was aware said no way,  that I had the cash in hand by noon on the fifth day and I repaid the other loan in full.  That evening God spoke to me the above phrase and I soon made it mine, saying “I am seldom early but I’m never late”.  I realized that God was more interested in my spiritual growth and health rather than my comfort.  We serve an awesome God.  May God continue to light up your path on our journey called life.

Lamentations 3:25-26  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,  to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord

 

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We’re needing a few more chairs!

by Terry on March 2, 2017

We are still in need of a few more chairs to reach our goal of 60 chairs by the weekend.  We thank each of you who have generously given to help SOR Mission to purchase these needed chairs.  $15 buys one and for those of you living in North America and Euorpe  you can see that a couple of chairs would mean giving up so little and by doing so, it would mean so much.  You can go to donate now on this page and scroll down to where needed and make a donation for 1,2,3 or more.  Thanks.   Luke 6:38 says in part that with the same chair you help someone else to have, you’ll have the joy of relaxing,  and sitting on it as well.

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The Importance of One

by Terry on February 25, 2017

The Bible  teaches  us about the importance of the individual.  Its basis being that we have all been created in the image of a loving  Creator God.  Being a creation designed by a Divine God,  this  gives us great worth.  Our societies increasingly though over the years  have tried to degrade us into merely an accident that occurred by acts of “nature” over millions and millions of years.

At the same time secular cultures teach us that our lives don’t have any great significance apart from what we ourselves might achieve.  This is shown today by the violence and lack of respect many show to each other. Please go to TODAY to read the entire article and to read further the importance that Jesus Christ places on the individual.  This is found is Luke chapter 15.  I welcome your feedback!

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He will deliver the needy who cry out

by Terry on January 28, 2017

What a joy we have to be able to reach out, through those of you who support this mission, to help those in need through Bible studies to show them the way of peace, home construction for those unable to purchase a home of their own and/or others who qualify for a micro enterprise loan to help them towards financial stability.

All of these things as well as helping  students to stay in school with uniforms and materials is a rewarding endeavor.  In Psalms 72:12-13 we read:

For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.

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As Goes January so goes the Year

by Terry on December 28, 2016

As we are soon to open the door to a new year, let’s think a bit about ending the old year still before us.   An open door can signify the beginning of the year ahead but let’s ponder for a moment how we did this past year and how we were able to help others-the real measure of God’s love manifested in our lives.  I invite you to spend some time in the Holy Scriptures reading in Psalms, Proverbs, John and Matthew to find God’s leading and direction for your life in 2017 and also to see and read of his great love for those in need.  We also have our list of year end needs as well for SOR Mission.  If you’d like, you can go to “Today” on the above menu bar and read our list of needs for the beginning of 2017.

How we finish the old year and start the new year in January often times sets the tone for the entire year ahead.  Looking ahead we forward to building more homes for needy families, giving more micro enterprise loans as well as reaching out to men, women and children with the love of Jesus Christ.  Join us this year for an exciting adventure with us in serving the Lord by serving others.

Jesus said in Revelation 3:20:  Look, I’m standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I’ll come in and we’ll eat together. What a great way to begin the year by opening the door of our life so that we’ll have fellowship with the Almighty Creator God ~Jesus Christ~ our Messiah and returning Savior.

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.  Colossians 1:9-10

 

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