Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Practicum

It is finally over, all practicums have been completed...Wahoo!! Just two more weeks of training and I will have completed  the Children's Ministry Institute. Please continue to prayer for us as we prepare to head back home and raise the rest of our financial support. We are praying for the Lord to provided 50 people who will give $100 or more per month. 

  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8


Aloha,
Ricardo & Kristin

Monday, October 24, 2011

More Fun

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Aloha & CMI Fun


Aloha,
Everyone, Hope this email finds you all doing well. It’s  hard to believe that 10 Weeks have already gone by, it seems as though we just got to Missouri  yesterday. Despite a busy schedule we have been really blessed by the staff and students at the Children’s Ministries Institute. We have made some good friends and have been encouraged by their faith. It is a joy to see so many people step out in faith and trust the Lord to provide for the ministry to which the Lord has called them. Like us they too are trusting God to provide for their financial needs as they go back to their respective areas, here in the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean.
I only have 2 more weeks and I will have completed my training on November 11th . Thank you all so very much for your continued financial support, it has allowed us to get through training and prepare for the ministry. We have reached 20%  our support, so still 80% left. We cannot fully focus on developing the ministry in Hawaii until we have acquired 100% of our support, so please pray for us so  that we can complete this assignment as soon as possible. Also, I urge you to consider becoming part of our ministry team in reaching the children for the Lord. We have so many missionaries and ministries today that are reaching out to adults and teens which is great. However, children are being neglected.
Through the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, we have been freely given the opportunity to share the Gospel in public schools. What a great opportunity! In 2001 the Supreme Court  ruled in favor of Child Evangelism Fellowship to have Good News Clubs in Schools. I have had the privilege of actually teaching kids in the public Schools here in Missouri for the past month  and it has been a blessing to share the gospel with the children. There are five who have made decisions for Christ and are growing in their faith.
If you are aware of anyone who would be willing to support us in our ministry we would love a referral so that we can advance our ministry. You are in our prayers and looking forward to seeing you guys soon.

Also  as of November 4th 2011, please send any mail to our address in Virginia. I mentioned in a previous email it was the 18th , that date was changed.
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The Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you.

In His Service,
Ricardo & Kristin


Friday, October 14, 2011

Update

      Today wrapped up week 8 of training. It also wrapped up the first quad of classes and I have a week of no Seminary classes....wahoo! finally I get a little bit of a break. This coming week should not be as busy but I will be preparing for the following week when I begin my last  two classes to finish Seminary. The Lord has been gracious, and I was never late on any of my assignment.

        Things have been going well, the Lord has been providing for us thanks to your financial support. However, we are still in need of  financial support, $4100 of monthly support is still required for us to meet our budget and begin the work in Hawaii. I know this may seem redundant, but please consider your part in supporting us financially. We cannot begin the ministry in Hawaii unless we have acquired 100% of our support. Hawaii currently only has two workers with CEF that are reaching children with the  gospel and that is only on the Island of Oahu.

        There is a lot of work to be done to evangelize children  disciple them and get them established in a local church. If you are not able to give, will you direct us to anyone who will be willing to support  us in the ministry? Will you commit to praying for us for God to provide above and beyond so that we can begin the ministry? The Lord bless you and thank you for your prayers and financial support.