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Standing beside Dulce and Janet in the huge Catholic church of Tlalixtac, I decided to just be in the moment, present and taking one step at a time, trying to be humble and full of grace while being introduced to our town’s people in a very public and official way.

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Testify About Me

Job 16; Acts 21-23

“While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops…‘Please let me [Paul] speak to the people…Brothers and fathers, listen now to my defense.’ The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, ‘Take courage! As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.’” Acts 21:31, 39, 22:1, 23:11

Despite the best efforts of the Jerusalem elders to appease the circumcision proponents in the Jerusalem church, Paul was still arrested and almost killed by a mob at the temple. The will of Jesus was that he testify to the gospel of Christ’s death and resurrection in both Jerusalem and Rome. Jesus’ mission would be accomplished through Paul, in ways that James and the Jerusalem elders could not conceive or prevent. Paul was inwardly motivated and directed. Despite the prophets’ warnings of what lay ahead, and the best planned strategies of the church elders, Paul knew his destiny was to speak to kings and that afterward he would die. Jesus’ presence gave him courage. Paul testified to the living presence of Jesus within.

“Thank you Jesus for your presence with me today. Despite opposition, give me courage to testify about you this day.”

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Robert & Anne Thiessen
“Praise God that our team is growing: the Neufelds had a son, Daniel (March), the Mills had a daughter, Samantha (August), and the Raifords are due in February. Also Brent, from Evergreen MB (Simcoe, ON.) is coming for a two week exposure trip in October. Pray for Anne as she continues her writing of training material for Latin missionaries, and pray for stability in southern Mexico as teachers and others protest with blockades, and sometimes with violence.”

He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” – Matthew 13:52

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