Sunday, November 17, 2013

“Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.” Psalm 29:1 What a blessing it is to see the hand of God moving in providing for the needs of the ministry. We have been encouraged to hear several pastors and church leaders indicate that they would like to see the church start supporting the ministry if they are able to work it out in the budget. In addition, we have also had several individuals say that they will start supporting the ministry on a monthly basis. Praise the Lord for His provision as we get closer to being able to leave for Argentina. Please pray that God would continue to move in the hearts of individuals and churches to support His ministry through us.
            This fall has been a busy time of ministry, mission conferences and a mission trip to Argentina. One of the blessings that we experience in pre-field ministry is visiting churches and meeting brothers and sisters in Christ at various stages in life and ministry. From new believers to retired pastors and missionaries, God’s hand is clearly evident and working in the lives of people. While at a mission conference, we met with a couple that is sensing the Lord’s direction to be missionaries to Ecuador. Please pray that the Lord would continue to guide them in His will.
            While we were on the mission trip in Argentina, we had the pleasure of getting to know Dathan and Allison Marshall who are sensing the Lord’s leading to be missionaries to Argentina and quite possibly at the camp. They have been married for one year and Dathan is completing his ministry degree. Please pray that God would continue to cause Dathan and Allison to grow in their relationship and that He would lead them clearly in His will.
            We were blessed to be in Argentina for the two weeks that we were there. We went down to help with a team of over twenty-five people that was assembled from various churches. It was exciting to see the amount of work that was able to be accomplished at camp in such a short period of time. The ceiling in the chapel/dining room was completed, concrete was poured all the way around the main building, one fence line was painted, we installed a little more than half of the chain link fence, and curtains were sewn and installed in the main building and church. Praise the Lord for His provision for and development of this ministry.

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Kids Corner
 Sheldon turned seven in October! We had some friends come over to celebrate his birthday with us. The theme was baseball. We had a baseball diamond for a cake with baseball cupcakes all around; we even played baseball too.
Hannah volunteers at Triple J horse barn to help clean water buckets, stalls and to ride horses in exchange. Hannah loves being around the horses. She has been riding Babe and Izzy, but she may get to ride Annie as well sometime.
By: Hannah Morrell

Monday, October 28, 2013

Praise the Lord for many hands.  We are getting a lot of work accomplished at camp.  One of the projects is the ceiling in the main building.
And After


Pastor Bill Park is cutting the ceiling tile.


 Another project was pouring concrete for the grilling area.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Things are coming together nicely and we are getting into a routine that seems to be working.  Most of the team members go out to camp each morning to work on various building projects.

Meal preparation at church.

 Those that stay behind help by serving in the areas of normal daily life like, shopping for food, cooking, cleaning, laundry and anything else that comes up that needs to get done.
Washing lunch dishes out at camp.
Heading back to Camp
One day a family from church treated the group to lunch at their restaurant.  What a treat it was to get to know them a little better and share a meal together.  The meal was super yummy too! :)

Back to work we go!

 Fabric was brought down to make curtains for the camp. There was enough material for the church windows as well. Praise the Lord!  Let the sewing begin!  Please keep praying.

Measuring for the curtains!

Beautiful fabric 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Missions Trip Oct. 2013

Waiting at the airport
We made it!!!! Our flight to Argentina was smooth sailing.  No major problems, in fact we were allowed to have a few more bags checked than normal.  Yeah! Less to carry.  We were surprised and thankful.  Another blessing was we were able to change our seating so we could all sit together. I was thankful that we could all sit as a family.
An interesting observation we found as we arrived in Argentina was that we were able to move to shorter lines and go through the process much quicker thanks to Sofia.  After we got our luggage...2 totes, 3 suitcases (50 lbs a piece), 3 carry-on's, car seat, stroller, diaper bag... We were greeted by a dear friend from RGBI and Colby Holmes who brought us to Chivilcoy.  It was extra special to be able to introduce two friends who are serving the Lord in the same city.  What an encouragement it is to have fellowship with other believers.
Currently there is a team of 13 people working here, tomorrow the rest will arrive and we will have 26 people.  Praise the Lord!
Helping prepare dinner
On Saturday night James taught the young people's group and then again Sunday evening for Sunday School both lessons were of course in SPANISH! Way to go James!!!!
  It was so nice to see everyone down here and continue developing friendships with the believers in Chivilcoy. Can you hear the excitement in my voice, we are so looking forward to the time that the Lord opens the door so that we can be down here on a permanent basis.  Please continue to pray that the Lord would supply, we are praying for early 2014.

Friday, August 23, 2013

 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.” Psalm 103:1 God has been gracious to us in providing another child. We are thankful for Sofia who is now almost four months old. We are also thankful for her brothers and sisters who have adjusted well to the new addition to the family and are such a great help with their little sister and all that needs to be done.  Please join us in praying that God would continue to mold all of our kids into His image.

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” Psalm 103:2 God continues to be gracious to us in providing for our daily needs as we are serving Him and raising support during our pre-field ministry. We are thankful for churches opening up their doors for us to share the ministry that God has given to us. As a result, there have been many that have joined our prayer team and recently a church and some individuals have indicated that they wanted to start supporting God’s ministry financially. Praise God for His provision! Please pray that God would continue to open the hearts of individuals and churches to support His ministry through us so we can leave for Argentina by this January.

“Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;” Psalm 103:4 What a blessing it is to serve the Lord and see lives change! This summer we have had the opportunity to assist churches on work days, participate in VBS, help individuals with work projects on their houses, visit many churches and participate in summer camp programs. The greatest blessing that we share in is to watch the hearts of children and adults alike change by the power of the gospel. We are aware of several young people that have accepted Christ as well as a few individuals that sensed the Lord’s leading in their lives to serve Him in missions. Please pray that God continues to work in the hearts of these new believers.

Kids Corner

We had an awesome week at Camp Good News.  There were about forty campers there with three girl’s cabins and six boy’s cabins.   Dad was the missionary speaker for the week and Mom helped out with the Kickapoos (babies and younger campers).  Sheldon was able to be a day camper while Jaimie and I were able to stay in the cabins.
We each were able to choose a skill for the week, so I chose photography, Jaimie chose outdoor living skills and Sheldon did the archery.  Our girls cabin won the cabin competition for the girls, so our prize was to go to Tubby’s  Ice Cream at the end of the week. Jaimie received a leadership award and I received the honor camper award, but one of the most exciting things was that Jaimie led one of the girls in her cabin to the Lord and at least four others accepted Christ.
The mission project for the week was raising money to buy chairs for the camp in Argentina. By the end of the week, we had enough to buy 26 chairs. PTL!
By: Hannah Morrell

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

“Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.” Psalm 119:27 The more that we understand the Lord and His goodness to us, the more we are filled with praise for Him. God has blessed us the last couple of months with opportunities to share of His love and what He is doing in us and through us.  We give thanks to the Lord for giving us the opportunity to glorify His Name.
“Come and see the works of God…” Psalm 66:5a We have arrived back in Maine now and are settling into our home and ministry here as we await the Lord’s timing to go to Argentina. We have gone many miles and the Lord’s hand has been upon us throughout the journey, but it was not without lite and momentary struggles. As we entered the state of Wyoming, the axle fell off the trailer at 11pm. One might say that the timing of this was very poor, but we know that God’s timing is always perfect. The next morning we discovered that there was a trailer sales and repair business just six miles away and the technician had nothing to do that day, so they were able to fix it right away. While we waited, we were able to take the kids to a dinosaur museum in the next town over. Even better than both of these blessings, James had the opportunity to witness to the museum owner and also give testimony to the glory of God to the trailer business owner. Please pray that God would continue to water the seeds that were planted.

While in WA we were pleased to have the kids participate in the art class at Peaceful Glenn Christian School. They had a five week program which had an emphasis in missions. Each week they had a missionary that spoke in chapel and then did an art project centered on that culture. We asked how we could help in that and discovered that they were looking for a missionary from Mexico. We have been on many mission trips to Mexico, so we were able to meet that need. We thank the Lord for using us in ways that we would never expect. Please pray that the Lord would continue to work in the hearts of these young people to have a desire to serve the Lord where He leads them.

Kid's Korner

During our stay in Washington we had the privilege to go to our grandparent’s house every Wednesday. We enjoyed spending time with them as well as our aunts, uncles and cousins. We were also able to participate in the AWANA program at Emmanuel Baptist where we were staying.
We went to a couple of mission conferences while we were there. The first one that we went to had at least six other missionaries as well, but one of highlights for us was what we found on one of the missionary’s table. They had chocolate covered crickets! Most of us tried one, even Mommy, and they were actually pretty good.
We are home now and in our own house and beds. It is so good to see the friends that we have been missing this year while we were away.
By: Hannah Morrell

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

            “Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.” Psalm 150:2 The end of the year marks a time to reflect upon what God has done in the past year and to look to the next year with anticipation of what God will do in us and through us for His glory. We praise the Lord for all He has done this past year in answering our prayers and providing for us as we serve Him.
            We prayed for a nanny to serve with us as we were in language school and God answered our prayer by sending a fine young lady from our home church to homeschool our kids and assist with the daily activities of the home as we were attending classes or occupied with studying throughout the day. We praise God for providing Margaree Wright who acted not only as a nanny, but also as a mentor. We are pleased with the lasting impression that she has left on our family and specifically our own young ladies. 
            We asked you to pray for us as we juggled our schedule between studying, kids, and our personal relationship. Although this was a stretching time for us and we grew through it, we praise God for answering our prayers by giving us wisdom and helping the kids adjust to our new responsibilities and schedule.
            We asked you to pray for safety as we travelled and God protected us and really made the traveling a blessing for us. We asked you to pray for the salvation of young lady and God answered that prayer as well as the rededication of the young lady that was with her. We asked you to pray for our language development and God is continuing to answer that prayer. We Praise God for His goodness to us in answering these and many more prayers in 2012.

           Please continue to keep us in prayer as we continue our pre-field ministry in Washington. Please pray that God would lead churches and individuals to support His ministry through us.

Kids Corner
Language school was a lot of fun for us. It was really a blessing to live with the playground right outside our back door. In addition to the friends that we made last spring, we met many more this fall including a family with eight children. We now have friends that are or will be serving with their parents in Bolivia, Uruguay, Mexico, Guatemala, India, Spain, Chile, Columbia and other Latin American countries. What a blessing it is to experience the global family of God!
We travelled twelve thousand miles this past year from Maine to Texas to Washington to Texas and then back to Washington and visited the Alamo, Carlsbad Caverns, Mesa Verde, The Grand Canyon, and many mountains and valleys along the way, but the most memorable times were reconnecting with old friends and making new friends. We thank God for the opportunities that He has given us.

Mission Statement

To love, worship, and glorify God in spirit and truth in everything that we do and to train godly disciples who will be able to teach others also unto the uttermost part of the earth.