Galatians 4:4 states, “But when the fulness of time was come, God sent forth his Son…” Jesus came to earth precisely at the right time to be born in a manger, to live a sinless life, to die on the cross for our sins, to rise from the dead the 3rd day, and to ascend to Heaven to make intercession for us. Are we trusting in the God whose timing is perfect in our lives? We can feel His love, joy, and peace in our hearts this Christmas and all year as we trust in His perfect timing.
The Lord blessed as we presented the cantata, “The Colors of Christmas,” December 16. There were many visitors in attendance, and the Gospel was clearly presented. We thank God for the beautiful evening and pray for the salvation of lost souls who heard the message that evening.
Youth Camp Preparations
We are looking forward to our 3rd annual youth camp February 12-16. The theme this year is “Encuentros” (Meetings). Please pray that God would touch the hearts of young people in this week and that many would make decisions- to trust Christ, to rededicate their lives, and to surrender to God’s calling. If you would like to help a young person go to camp (approx. $20) or contribute to the cost of food and supplies (approx. $800), please feel free to send your gift to MWBM marked, “Robert Stover, Special Fund—camp.” Thank you for your prayers for this upcoming event.
Please continue to pray for the salvation of a 19-year-old young man I have been witnessing to over these past few months. Also please pray for Mr. Novo to be saved. This is a 77-year-old man God brought into our path. He is a former Buddhist who is dying of cancer and is searching for truth. Please pray for God to open his eyes before it is too late. This is a 77-year-old man God brought into our path. He is a former Buddhist who is dying of cancer and is searching for truth. Please pray for God to open his eyes before it is too late.
The second week of November, Pastor Henry and I had the privilege of traveling to Macará, Ecuador to visit the Richard Macedo family, missionaries sent out of our church. For years Macará has been a bastion for Catholicism, and God is using this family to spread the Gospel in this needy area. The Emmanuel Baptist Church is growing, and we felt the presence of God in each opportunity we had to teach and preach. God has provided a piece of property for their church, and little by little they have advanced on the construction of their building. Men from the church have done much of the work to cut costs. Right now the church owes $3,365 from the first phase of construction. They need to pay this off to be able to continue. Any gift to help this needy church with their building project would be greatly appreciated. You can send your gifts to MWBM, “Robert Stover-Building Fund.”
Pray for Laborers!
We are excited that two of our faithful families have surrendered to God’s calling and will be heading to Bible college in March to train to serve the Lord full time. Please pray for José and Wilson and their families as they take this step of faith. Please also pray that God would raise up more laborers for His harvest.
May you have a very blessed Christmas. Thank you for the many kind cards and gifts sent our way. We are so very grateful for each of you!
Serving the Newborn King,
Robert & Sara Stover and Family