24 May 2012
Dear Friends and Partners,
Today the Spirit of the Lord began to minister to us from the Book of Philippians: “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (4) always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy…(6) being confident of this very thing, that He who bas begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…” (1:3,4&6 NKJV). It is so important for us to tell you how much you mean to us and that we are praying daily for each of you who stand with us in ministry.
Sometimes we find it hard to write the things we need to write. May has been a blessed, but yet difficult, month for us. The meetings we had in Canada were great and God moved tremendously among the people. The presence of God was evident to all. The thing that was difficult for us was the death of our friend Randy MacMillan in Cali, Colombia. Randy and his wife Marcy have been our friends since our first trip to Colombia almost eighteen years ago. You, who are familiar with the video TRANSFORMATIONS, will remember the first interview concerning the revival in Cali. Randy and Marcy were on camera showing a map of the city and talking about spiritual mapping.
A number of years ago, Randy developed a problem with his heart and it was discovered that only a small portion of his heart was functioning. His active role in ministry was reduced because of the problem and eventually a pacemaker was placed in his chest to help his heart function as normally as possible. Ten days before his death, Sherry and I had the privilege of spending an entire Sunday evening in their home in Cali. It was, in reality, one of the best visits we have had in our years of relationship. Needless to say, we were greatly effected by his passing and especially in the fact that we were in Canada and unable to fly to Colombia for the funeral.
We ask that you especially pray for Marcy and the whole family. Randy left behind two wonderful children who are both married and living in the U.S. as well as two beautiful grandchildren. Also pray for the mission that they started over 36 years ago. Mission South America is responsible for planting churches in Colombia, other countries in South America and Spain.
These next few weeks will find us in New Hampshire, Vermont, Quebec (Canada), and Maine. We also want to remind you that we will be conducting a three-day conference at Camp de l’Arche, 41 route Fermanagh, St-Elzéar, Bce G0S 2J0 Quebec, the 15th through 17th of June. The meetings will begin on Friday evening and conclude with a worship service Sunday morning in which the local churches will join with us. You may register by phoning the camp: 418-596-3041 or 418-221-1900. You may also register by e-mail by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $110.00 (Canadian), which includes two nights and five meals. All meetings will be conducted in English and French with interpretation provided.
God has truly blessed us and for that we give Him praise. We ask that you continue praying for us as we go forward in faith to accomplish the vision God has given us in reaching the nations. Our prayer for you is that you are blessed exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask or think (paraphrase of Ephesians 3:20).
Eugene & Sherry