"There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD." Proverbs 21:30,31
Equip2serve team meetings went very well. We enjoyed great fellowship! We also were blessed to share with each other our joys & burdens of the past year. There is nothing like having a group of people rally around each other. Encouraging in God's Word. Praying.
As we moved along in our meetings, one thing became very evident... we can make plans, we can have dreams, but if God isn't FOREMOST, then plans will not succeed!! We rest on the fact of God's Word "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9 We've done a lot of planning for this year. We are asking God for direction and for HIS WILL to be done. We are asking God to open Liberia for us soon! We can't return until Ebola cases are eradicated. We are excited to see how God is going to open up doors in other countries! Right now, we are looking into starting work in Ghana. Continue to pray with us as we make plans.
A big highlight for us as a team was connecting with our International director, George Lott, via phone in Liberia! It was awesome to hear his happy voice and his report of how God is working. The Lord continues to open doors for George and Lucy to minister to folks in further Bible teaching. We are encouraged that despite EBOLA, despite our absence in teaching Pastors...God is working to strengthen their FAITH. We also spoke with Philip Davis, another pastor from Monrovia, who has been assisting us in RICE DISTRIBUTION. He mentioned that the Bible teaching is "the talk of the town." Wow! Praise God! He said there are "other people who want the good thing that they have heard." “We pastors can preach but we need help teaching. We need teaching resources.”
Pray with us as we move into the New Year of 2015. Pray that our focus would remain on GOD. Pray that God would open the doors to Liberia soon. Pray that God will continue to lead and guide us as we move into other regions of Africa. Our desire is to EQUIP African leaders in GOD'S WORD so that they IN TURN can teach their people with the HOPE OF THE GOSPEL.