Saturday, December 17, 2011
IRENE DAVIS MISSIONS 1500 EVERGREEN AVE. #34 MISSION, TX. 78572 DEC 16, 2011
PHONE 956-581-3840 e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Taken from an insert in our church bulletin “Take Back Christmas”
“Instead of wracking out brains to think of something that we don’t need, let’s find out what others really do need. Resist the tide of commercialism and take back Christmas.”
Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas and may this New Year be the year of new beginnings. May your churches prosper, your congregations prosper and your families prosper and be in health.
Thank you so much for all you have done for the work in Mexico this year and to those who sent gifts for me personally I accepted them with Thanksgiving and considered them handfuls on purpose. I know as you give God gives back to you as sometimes I gave when I really needed or wanted something and God gave it back to me sometimes before the day was over.
Since the two story church and parsonage as well as bathrooms filled up the lot we had bought we had no parking except for a rutted narrow street which was sometimes muddy. I told them they needed to see if there was a lot in front of the church and they found one. I thought the price of $10,000 was too much but the pastor’s wife told me they were going for much more as they were developed. I asked if they would lower the price and she told me she didn’t think so.
Time went on and we didn’t do anything. Finally one day the lady went to my pastor’s house and asked if they still wanted the lot as she needed the money. I told them they would lower the price and she said I don’t think so but I will go to her house and ask her. She lowered it to $9,000 and wanted 3 payments of 3,000 each with 3 months in between each. I thought OK God you will have to do this. Well, the first payment was made on time now to pray in the next payment. It came on time. Then the 3rd payment but it was coming in slow. Then I began to get surprises. God was on the Move. Now I have for the 3rd payment. Praise the Lord.
Those who helped know who you are and I say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for listening to God.
God opens a door or doors to me every day to talk to someone about the Lord either in person or online. Today it was a young waiter from Guatemala. He said I know you, you work in our church but since he has to work Sunday a.m. it is impossible for him to go much then. I gave him some alternatives.
This has been a difficult month for me. Many people I knew and loved passed away including my sister in law. Then yesterday I went to a little Mexican restaurant in my little town and the owners daughter always like to talk to me about her problems. She came and sat down at my table and my phone wrung. I said it is bad news so she waited with me. A couple who lives in front of me and I have ministered to and prayed for and with (especially her) suffered so many tragedies. They are in their 20’s but he had a brain tumor and they were doing everything they could to find a cure as it was in-operable. He was taking chemo. They called to let me know he was driving his car and ran into a sign and was killed. I said to the lady sitting with me, “He was in his 20’s and look at me. I live on” She said “God has a purpose for your life. He has you here to help people just like me” Since he was a veteran he will be buried in the VA cemetery where my husband is buried.
God has given me a family from our church that has been a pillar for me while I go through all of this and much more that I won’t talk about. She is from Columbia, he was born in this area and his mother just passed away recently also.
Oh by the way, through all of this stress I am still below goal! YIPEE
I EXPECT 2012 TO BE A YEAR OF TRIUMPH, WE WILL, AND I MEAN WE WILL TAKE BACK WHAT THE ENEMY HAS STOLEN AND MARCH FORWARD WITH OUR HEADS HELD HIGH.