Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in the name of Christ!
As you know, my heart's desire is for people to draw close to our Lord and to know Him better. I also pray for increasing discernment and the ability for followers of Christ to separate God's truth from error.
Unfortunately, for many Christians around the world, this is not easy. Cults come in and move people away from our Lord by their deception. Syncretism flourishes where biblical beliefs are intermingled with false teaching. Church leaders are poorly equipped to refute the errors in their midst. Resources (books, tapes, etc.) are unaffordable or simply unavailable in their own languages, making the situation dire indeed.
Nevertheless I believe that, by God's grace, these obstacles can be overcome. This summer I have the opportunity to address these issues personally on a mission trip to Belize through the Centers for Apologetics Research (CFAR). Lord willing, I’ll be in Central America from August 1st to 9th.
It promises to be a very busy time! I’ve been asked to teach and give my testimony at churches and schools in Belmopan, Belize City, and Punta Gorda, along with at least one television interview. While there I’ll research the potential for developing a new regional outreach to serve Central America and the Caribbean. Finally, I’m to meet with national pastors and missionaries to assess how to overcome barriers in effective countercult and discernment ministry in a Third-World setting.
In light of all this, I’d appreciate your help — and first and foremost, my family needs your intercession. Not only will we be separated during this time, but I have no doubt that we’ll be facing spiritual warfare. Even so, I know that God will hear our prayers and advance His kingdom. What a wonderful opportunity to make Him known! Additionally, I could use your financial support. God has already provided the plane ticket, so all that remains is $500 for expenses.
If you’d like to be involved with this important work, please let me know. However God may lead you, I’m trusting that He will provide. May God be glorified as we serve Him!
Because of His grace,
P.S. Let me know if you’d like to receive periodic prayer updates on this trip via e-mail.
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