Friday, November 25, 2011

A Nice Reminder

"I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain." Isaiah 45:19

God has clearly revealed that He will hear the prayer of those who call upon him, and that declaration cannot be contravened. He has so firmly, so truthfully, so righteously spoken, that there can be no room for doubt. He does not reveal his mind in unintelligible words, but he speaks plainly and positively, "Ask, and ye shall receive." Believe, O trembler, this sure truth that prayer must and shall be heard, and that never, even in the secrets of eternity, has the Lord said unto any living soul, "Seek ye Me in vain."

Charles Spurgeon

Thursday, November 24, 2011


          As I did my devotions today I was reminded of Corrie ten Boom. This name came up a number of times when I was at the Children's Ministries Institute®.  

         Corrie remembered a childhood conversation with her father, which took place years before she was imprisoned. In the conversation she asked her father how she would be able to bear it if she were ever to be persecuted for her faith or have to die. Her father responded by asking Corrie to think about the time that she received her train ticket when taking a trip. Was it before the trip? No. The conductor gave Corrie her boarding ticket just as she stepped onto the train.

         We need not worry. Whatever may come in our future, Jesus is already there with our ticket. He will give us what we need, just when we need it.
         As we pray for and trust God to provide for the financial support to begin our ministry in Hawaii, I was reminded that, just as Corrie received that ticket just as she stepped onto the train, so too, we will receive our ‘ticket’ for Hawaii at just the right time that God sees fit.

         I am so thankful that He is our Father and that He knows best, for He holds all things in His hands. As we pray, He continues to work in ways that we cannot even begin to comprehend. I am thankful that He continues to provide for all our needs even when I do not see how. I am thankful for His love and for His mercy. I am thankful for the blessing of an awesome wife who is always by my side to support me and our family. I am thankful for Mom and Keith and the blessing they have been to us. I am thankful for my in-laws and the support they provide. I am thankful for all the wonderful friendships that were gained during our training in Missouri. I am thankful for all our supporters and partners in ministry. I am thankful that in His time, by His grace, He will work all things out for His honour and His glory. An I am thankful for so much more, but most of all, I am thankful for the gift of His Son Jesus Christ, without Him I would never have understood, how wide and long and high and deep His love for me really is (Ephesians 3:18). 

May the Lord bless you guys always and may your Thanks Giving be as special and as blessed as you all are.

In His Love,
Ricardo & Kristin, Timothy and Annikah

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Graduation Video

If you would like to view the CMI Graduation Video please follow the link to YouTube below or search 'CMI Graduation' on YouTube. The video is about an hour long, but you can fastforward if you would like.

I still have to upload the last part where we collect our diplomas...hopefully I can get it done tomorrow...anyway take care and enjoy :o)

Monday, November 14, 2011

We are Home!

We finally made it home, it's hard to believe 3 months is over already. It was an amazing 3 months and I learned at lot and made some wonderful friends. The Children's Ministries Institute provided solid biblical training that has thoroughly equipped me for the ministry that God has called me and my family to in Hawaii.  It was one of the best trainings I have ever had and I am excited to implement all that I have learned.

We are praying for  41 more individuals or churches to support us with at least $100US per month so that we can complete our assignment and begin the ministry in Hawaii.

Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7

Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.  Philippians 4:17

Because of your financial support I was able to be part of a team that was able to go into the public school and freely share the gospel for the last five weeks...and because of this 8 children came to know the Lord as their Saviour, three of which I  was able to counsel for salvation. This was just within a five week period! 
Children today, are in desperate need of the Gospel. Your financial support will help the Gospel spread to these children who will  grow to impact future generations for the Lord. This is the fruit of your financial giving.

Please pray for us as we seek financial support to advance our ministry. We know the One who calls us is faithful and  He Will see us through by providing fully for our needs.

We have taken the leap of faith, We are being obedient to the Lord, We are seeking His face, We are trusting Him to provide and We look forward to seeing the great and mighty things He will do. We have been blessed through this process, we have been without a job for the past three months and the Lord has provided for all our needs...what a great God!!

Will you take a step of faith and partner with us financially? 

Do not miss out on what God will do through your faithful giving. He will bless you and He will provide for you just as He has for us. 
Become involved in what God is doing in the ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship® 
Become involved in what God is doing through the ministry to which He has called us
 But since you excel in everything in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you see that you also excel in this grace of giving. 2 Corinthians  8:7

The Lord bless you and keep you always


Ricardo, Kristin Timothy & Annikah