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Field of Souls
We work the field of souls
Together you and I
Some fields are blooming now
Other fields are dry
We are not the same
But differences aside
We will work the filed of souls
Together you and I
One is off to foreign soil
To work a distant land
Another anchors close to home
To hold a neighbor’s hand
Who has served the Father most
And who has labored best
That life devoted to our God
That devotion He will bless
One shouts the gospel in the streets
For everyone to hear
He’s bold to everyone he meets
The Word is loud and clear
Another cries alone and prays
In silence on her knees
Before the throne day after day
Where human eyes don’t see
by Wayne Watson
The choir at East Street Gospel Chapel (ESGC) introduced this song to us last Sunday (September 22) as we worshiped and ministered with the assembly during their Missions Conference. What a beautiful song and what great words! It has inspired us this week and has encouraged us as we continue to do the work God has called us to do here in the Bahamas.
If you would like to listen to the song, here is the link to the artist’s video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXwE0kQN8-w . We hope you are blessed and encouraged by it. Its message challenges us to use our God-given gifts to do the work He has called us to do and to see that we all are called to be missionaries wherever we are. God needs preachers, teachers, caregivers, custodians, nurses, lawyers, factory workers, store clerks, maintenance workers, etc. working his fields. God has called our family to a foreign land, but some are called to stay home and work the mission field in their homeland, in their own community. No matter where God has called you to minister or what he has equipped you to do, start seeing those around you as your mission field and start working the field with us!
Missions Conference at East Street Gospel Chapel (ESGC)
The last 2 Sundays and last 3 Wednesdays we had the honor of worshiping and fellowshipping with the dear people at ESGC during their annual Missions Conference. When Tim agreed to speak at these conference meetings back in February/March, we had no idea what God had in store for us. The assembly called us to come and minister to them, but as we reflect back on these 5 meetings with them, we feel they are the ones who ministered to us. The warmth of the people and the new partnerships and comradery we have received as a result of assembling with them are a huge blessing from God. We feel a special bond with the people at ESGC and are thanking God that He brought them into our lives.
The theme of the Mission Conference was Discipleship and Missions: Making it Practical, and Tim spoke with this theme in mind. We are so thankful to ESGC for giving us this opportunity to minister to them and for allowing us to develop a relationship between their ministry and our family’s ministry and the ministry of the Adventure Learning Centre and Camp. We look forward to future opportunities to meet with these dear people.
Stay tuned for posts 2 and 3 later this week!
For those of you who receive an email notice from us telling you when we post a blog, you may already know this. This is post 1 of 3 that we intend to post this week. It has been 3-4 weeks since we last posted an update, and since there is so much information to share, and since many of our readers do not have time to sit and read long posts, we have decided to break this post up in to 3 installments. This post, as is evident, focuses on our ministry work at East Street Gospel Chapel. Our second post will focus on the ALC 20th Celebration, and our third post will focus on all the other “stuff” that has been going on around here the last 3-4 weeks.
*Wisdom and discernment as we continue the work God has called us to do
*Stamina to get through the next 2 weeks–we have a young adult weekend camp on October 11-12, but after that we should have some time to rest, regroup and recuperate from many months of long hours of work
*Fellow ALC staff who are also struggling right now with exhaustion. It has been a hard month with the 20th celebration preparations, and now school programs are in full swing.
*That God will send more laborers to come and serve here at the ALCamp and at the ALCentre
*That we would have at least 40 young people register and attend the Young Adult Weekend in two weeks (more on this in a later post)
*Mindy can get things finalized for the last couple courses Zachary is taking this year in school
*That Logan’s application for the National Merit Scholarship Finals would arrive to its destination correctly and on time and that the judges would look favorably at his application
Thank you for praying for us and for your interest in our life and work. We are blessed and sincerely appreciate all of you. May God Bless you!