Hi to All our friends.
Got a lot of response from the blank email I accidental sent. We
will see what this gets.
Waiting for rain to quit. Getting a lot more Internet time with
my new job. I wait a lot so might as well write.
We are under some more persecution as of these last few months.
Never ceases to amaze me how those who call themselves Christians are
so quick to persecute friends, just to save face. Saving face here
or, protecting ones image, is I believe, the worst part of this
culture. Especially for Christians. It is so ingrained in the rearing
up of the children here that they will lie or slander or due what ever
it takes, to bring down anyone that they feel makes them look bad.
They throw the Christian values they are supposed to be living under
away, just to save face. Sad part of it is, I think some of them
actually believe they are doing a good thing for God. They are so
hooked by satans lies they think they are working for God. We are not
saints. We are sinners like the rest of the world. But I know for
certain we do not do anything to deserve the persecution that we are
always hearing. We have become accustomed to it. We do not waste time
fighting back. That is what satan wants. He wants us to waste our time
defending ourselves and fighting with others that were at one time
good friends. Make all Christians look bad. Please Pray for the
situation! For us to learn what the Holy Spirit of God wants us to
learn! Phimpha was appointed by the Holy Spirit to the position she
is now in. That is a fact that many will verify. Those persecuting us
do not think she should be there.
Mark 2 22-30
28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of
man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes
against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an
eternal sin”— 30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
Mathew 12: 31-32
31 Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven
people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32
And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but
whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in
this age or in the age to come.
I truly believe that if those who are persecuting us now, were to
die today, they would not see his kingdom. And all just so they can
look good in this world. Pleas pray that they will turn back to God so
He can heal them. We do not wish for any to perish. We are trying to
keep all Christians together. That is very hard to do here. But we
must do, because that is the one way to show we are children of God.
If your life is going easy with no persecution perhaps you need
to step it up a notch for Gods work. Jesus said it best, That the
student is not above the teacher. If they persecuted me they will
persecute you. We must be on the right track because we get a lot of
it. They are fighting against God and the Holy Spirit, not against us,
so we do not need the prayers but they certainly do. God will protect
Phimpha wants me to tell you how impressed she is about how God
works behind the scenes for us, even when we do not know it. She spoke
to a friend recently who she had not spoken to for 4 years and he said
he had many times felt the need to pray for her, though he did not
know where she was now, or what was going on with her. But he must
pray. He had tried to contact her and find her but could not. We
happened to call where he used to work looking for him and he had been
brought back from retirement to help out there. We will meet with him
on Monday to get to the bottom of another situation that God put her
in the middle of. Two Christians claiming the same thing by letters.
One is obviously falsifying letters.
I am going to throw this out there. Not really sure if I should
but I will. We are hoping to come back to the states in the next few
months but we can not use donation money sent for our ministry and
kids here for our very personal use. Just does not sit right with us.
If anyone has a burden to help us get back to the states for a visit
we would appreciate the help. I will have to set up a place to send it
to separate from our ministry, or to be more accurate, someplace
Phimpha can not get her hands on it and give it to the needy. We also
have needs at times. We have not been home for a couple of years and
would like to visit. Some of my family is not getting any younger.
Unlike me on the other hand. (OK, maybe I am aging a little) Takes
about three thousand for airfare for her and I round trip.
Blessings To you all.
Rodney and Phimpha