A Blessing

Karen Pirtle

Earlier this month, we were able to take 10 of our members to Bangkok, Thailand to watch the children of several families that were attending the West Mainland Leadership Conference, held by the Mowerys. This was to encourage the leadership of each group in the cluster that the Mowerys are in charge of, which is so vital in the health of the families as they serve in dark places.

“Thank you and bless you for your faithfulness to come and serve here in Southeast Asia. Your time here and your loving obedience is seen and honored by the Father, and one day you will see the full impact of the seeds that you planted this week. What a King we serve! What a Kingdom in which we reign! He has charged us from the beginning to rule, to have dominion over…. To subdue the earth….  but not alone – with Him! We are co-laborers, co-heirs, co-rulers with Christ and we are honored to do this with Him and with you now. Realize that you have a part, a share, a stake in His work in Southeast Asia – and more specifically in Darkstone, a remote town in northern Myanmar where our team heals the sick, proclaims the Kingdom, and empowers believers to disciple-making. We are excited to stand shoulder to shoulder with you on the King’s battle front. Please pray towards the Kingdom’s forceful advance on the darkness this year. For the words, works, wonders and ways of Christ to be proclaimed for the captives of hopeless religion and for the poor and sick who need the Good News of hope!  May the Lord bless you and your family.” – Unashamed, The Lazarinis.

This was a note I got from one of the many families that we worked with this week. This particular family was a very young family, with four small children. The dad was a family practice doctor.  He and his family have traded the life of a doctor, one that he worked hard for here in the states, to “heal the sick” in a nation where he will never be allowed to be a practicing Medical Doctor. These are the words that he wrote us, and the life that they portray, every day. What a blessing they were to meet and work with for one short week.

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