NEWS AND PRAYER UPDATE – CARIBBEAN MISSIONS 2022
This is the RENEWED Ministries update for 22 December 2022, as provided by Reverend Courtney Richards.
Dear friend and prayer partner,
Peace be with you and your family. What a year this has been for us in RENEWED Ministries. I keep being reminded of this quote from Charles Dickens in “A tale of two cities”,
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.
We have experienced great highs and lows this year, some of which I have already shared with you in earlier news updates. In all this, God has been our victor; our deliverer; our healer; our strong tower. By His Spirit, He has helped us to not only survive but thrive not merely in adversity but because of it! I have been reminded that faith lives on the other side of fear and hope on the other side of despair! WHAT A GOD!!
And what a time to remember that God sent His only begotten son to save us from such evil and despair. Christmas is not about us. It is NEVER about us except in our joyful celebration of God’s greatest gift to mankind. It is about a loving God and a submissive Son who came to earth to give His life to save us from our sins. So, we tell the story, the good news, so that others can come to know Him too. That’s why we make and multiply disciples “The Jesus Way” and train persons around the world to do so – to follow Jesus with their whole lives.
We see you as part of our team for that’s what you are; co-laborers in service of God and His Kingdom. So, please continue to pray for us and to support us financially. We NEED you, your prayers, and your gifts to continue to fulfill God’s vision for us as a ministry.
Our ministry is growing exponentially! Next year, 2023, we will be in Nepal, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda (with others from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo being part of that training), Malawi, and South Africa training persons in disciple-making, youth leadership, and sports ministry, leadership development, confronting the ancient paths that impede us in following Jesus and other ministries. We are working on plans to send preparatory teams in 2023 and 2024 to Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zambia, South Sudan, and other countries in East, Central, and Southern Africa as we seek to fulfill Vision25 – reaching and expanding into at least 25 African countries by 2025.
JOIN US IN THESE MISSIONS. PRAY FOR US! GIVE GENEROUSLY TO HELP US TRAIN PERSONS TO MAKE DISCIPLES FOR THE KINGDOM AND GLORY OF GOD! We still need about $65,000 USD to realize our Missions budget by March 1, 2023. GOD WILL PROVIDE! HE ALWAYS DOES!
Please send your gifts to: RENEWED Ministries, P.O. Box 1229, Mishawaka, IN 46546, or via PayPal on our website: www.renewed-ministries.org. Thanks for your prayers and your kind and generous gifts. Always!
Have a blessed and joyous Advent season. Come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!
Always in God’s grip,
For more on Reverend Richards’ missionary journey, go to our Archive pages.