January Newsletter Update

THE FAMILY OF GOD IN JAMAICA IS WELL AND MOVING ON KNOWING THAT ALL VICTORY IS IN JESUS THE SAVIOR OF OUR SOULS!  YET, THERE ARE CHALLENGES AND GIANTS TO BE FOUGHT ON DAILY BASIS AS THE CHILDREN OF GOD WAGE WAR-FARE  IN THE UNFORESEEN REALM OF THE SPIRIT WORLD AS THE BATTLE CONTINUES FOR THE SOULS OF MEN THAT RIGHTFULLY BELONG TO GOD.

PRAYER AND THE WORD OF GOD IS THE SUBSTANCE THAT BINDS US TOGETHER. IT WAS A JOY TO KNOW THAT, WHILE I WAS IN THE STATES, THE CHURCHES CONTINUED THE MONTHLY WEEK OF PRAYER AND ATTENDANCE OF BIBLE STUDY. BECAUSE OF THEIR FAITHFULNESS, IT BECAME NOTICEABLE THAT OTHER CHURCHES IN THE AREA HAVE BEGUN TO DO LIKEWISE. PRAISE GOD!!!

A GENTLEMAN FROM A CHURCH OUTSIDE OF NASHVILLE PROVIDED $50 CASH TO PROVIDE AS MANY CHICKENS AS COULD BE PURCHASED TO GIVE TO THE NEEDY.  WE WERE ABLE TO BUY SIX CHICKENS AND DISTRIBUTED THEM TO A WIDOW, THREE FAMILIES AND TWO CHURCH MOTHERS.  THEY SEND THEIR GRATITUDE AND LOVE TO THIS VERY KIND GENTLEMAN AND A “GOD BLESS YOU, SIR!”

MOTHER SPENCE IS SO GRATEFUL FOR HER CHICKEN!! SUCH A BLESSING!!

 

SISTER LEE IS BLIND AND WAS SO HAPPY TO RECEIVE AN UNEXPECTED GIFT! SHE LOVES FRENCH FRIED CHICKEN AND THANKS THE GENTLEMAN FROM HER HEART!

 

BIBLE SCHOOL

OPENED THE THIRD WEEK IN SEPTEMBER WITH CLASSES ON MONDAY AND FRIDAY, 6:00 PM -9:30 PM. FOUR ENROLLED INCLUDING TWO FAITHFUL STUDENTS FROM LAST YEAR.  ONE YOUNG MAN IS INSPIRED TO BECOME A PASTOR – SOMETHING THAT IS SELDOM FILLED OUT ON THE REGISTRATION FORM – MOST WANT TO BE EVANGELISTS – TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOR THIS YOUNG MAN!  MORALE IS HIGH AND ATTENDANCE VERY GOOD.  THERE ARE STILL INQUIRIES….THE STUDENTS ARE RECRUITING AND ADVERTISING THE SCHOOL AND A CHURCH MOTHER IS PRAYING FOR AN ENROLLMENT OF TEN FOR THIS SCHOOL TERM.

DEACON SAMUEL ADLAM, SISTER STACI BALFOUR, AND BROTHER ELVIS BROWN WHO WANTS TO BE A PASTOR.  (ONE STUDENT WASN’T AVAILABLE WHEN THE PICTURE WAS MADE.)

 

PASTOR STONEY’S MEMORIAL SERVICE

WAS HELD ON SEPTEMBER 11.  ATTENDANCE WAS GOOD, MANY PAST STUDENTS CAME AND GAVE TRIBUTES, THE CONGREGATION SANG MANY OF HIS FAVORITE CHORUSES AND WORD SONGS AND OTHERS SHARED, ALSO.  A SUGGESTION WAS GIVEN TO EXTEND AN INVITATION WHENEVER ANOTHER SERVICE IS HELD SINCE SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT WANTED TO GIVE REMARKS.

 

THE MOTHER AND SISTER CHURCHES

ARE ALL PLANNING CRUSADES.  WE WANT TO SEE GROWTH AND JESUS WANTS MUCH FRUIT; …AND REMAINING FRUIT.  WE SEEK FOR THE FRUIT OF SOULS TO BE BIRTHED IN THE KINGDOM. YOUR PRAYERS ARE COVETED IN THIS UNDERTAKING! JOHN 15:8, “HEREIN IS MY FATHER GLORIFIED, THAT YE BEAR MUCH FRUIT; SO SHALL YE BE MY DISCIPLES; ‘ V:16….THAT YE SHOULD GO AND BRING FORTH FRUIT, AND THAT YOUR FRUIT SHOULD REMAIN: V:.16.”

 

MINISTRY NEEDS

MISSION HOUSE REAR ROOF REPLACEMENT – $2,015.35 U.S.DOLLARS

THE GRACE OF GOD KEPT HURRICANE MATTHEW FROM JAMAICA, HOWEVER, WE DID HAVE HEAVY RAINS.  THE MISSION HOUSE HAS A METAL ROOF AND WATER IS SEEPING UNDERNEATH DUE TO THE ELECTRICIAN AND PAINTERS WALKING ON IT IN SPITE OF BEING TOLD HOW TO WALK ON THE ROOF. WHEN THERE IS A HEAVY DOWNPOUR, WATER COMES INTO THE DINING ROOM AND IS DAMAGING THE LUMBER. THE CARPENTER WHO PUT IT ON SAID IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED WITH A FIBERGLASS SHINGLES ROOF AND GUTTERS.  (AN INVOICE IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING IF REQUESTED FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN HELPING WITH THIS.)

 

FIVE TIRES AND RIMS & AIR-CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR FOR THE MINISTRY CAR – $900.00 US DOLLARS

THE CAR IS 15 YEARS OLD AND MY ONLY MEANS OF GETTING TO THE CHURCHES AND BIBLE COLLEGE. THE LAST SET OF TIRES HELD UP WELL FOR THREE YEARS, BUT DUE TO WORN/DAMAGED RIMS, THEY WERE BADLY WORN TO THE THREADS AND ALL, INCLUDING THE SPARE, HAD TO BE REPLACED. AT LEAST THREE OR MORE TIMES DURING THE WEEK, MOST OF THE TIRES NEEDED AIR OR I WOULD HAVE TO GO TO THE MACHINE SHOP FOR THE RIMS. THE TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY IS NOW ON THE ROAD REGULARLY RANDOMLY INSPECTING VEHICLES.  IF YOU ARE STOPPED AND YOUR CAR INSPECTED, YOU WILL BE FINED OR THE CAR SEIZED. DUE TO THESE CONDITIONS, IT WOULD NEVER PASS INSPECTION.

THE AIR-CONDITIONER QUIT  WORKING MONTHS AGO AND THE WEATHER IS STILL VERY HOT.  IT IS AN ORDEAL DRIVING IN A HOT VEHICLE WITH NO AIR CONDITIONER AND WORSE WHEN IT RAINS AND THE WINDOWS HAVE TO BE CLOSED AND NOW WE’RE IN THE RAINY SEASON.

AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR LOVE, PRAYERS AND CONTINUOUS GENEROSITY TO THE WORK OF THE LORD! OUR PRAYERS ARE RECIPROCAL FOR YOU AND THAT GOD WILL ABUNDANTLY SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS BOTH PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUALLY.

 

SINCERELY YOURS FOR SOULS,

 

EVELYN FAIRWEATHER,

MISSIONARY TO JAMAICA