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Resting in His Presence

Dear Family and Friends,

This morning we had a delicious breakfast to start off our day. We enjoyed bread, avocados, and homemade pineapple juice. Afterwards, we came back to our hotel for a time of rest and rejuvenation. Our team has been so positive and excited about doing ministry; we knew a time of rest was needed before traveling tomorrow. I know we have prayed for endurance and we are definitely seeing the Lord provide times of rest so that we can put forth our best.

After resting for a little while, we were able to have some team time where we had some good laughter and time of fellowship. This continually brings our team closer and we love to get to know each other more.

This evening, we enjoyed a special meal at Tito’s house called Chifa. This is a delicious dish of fried rice with chicken and vegetables. Once again, Tito’s wife is an amazing cook so we have been spoiled this week. After dinner, we gathered for some precious time in the word. Studying the word of God always grows us deeper and challenges us to grow in our faith. We learned tonight about discipleship and how we see three levels of discipleship in 2 Timothy 1:3-12. In this passage, we see the importance of discipleship in the home (v. 5), with a mentor (v. 3-4), and with those we pour in to (v. 6-9). Jesus spent most of his time pouring truth into the 12 disciples and he did this as he lived life with them. He shows us the importance of discipleship and how this can glorify God. Furthermore, Paul took time to disciple a couple of men as well. He did go around to many churches proclaiming the gospel, but we see him take special time to spend with a couple men like Timothy and Titus. It is cool to see in this passage Paul’s love for Timothy and his desire to see him again. Something that really stands out in this passage is the need for discipleship in the home, and we see this as Paul mentions the faith of Timothy’s grandmother and mother. This shows us that it is important to be involved in discipleship in the home! We must not act one way when we are at church and then act totally different when we get home with our family. So many children have rebelled from the Church because they have seen their parents do this. We realize that we must make it a point to pass on the truth in our own families and allow God to develop Godly men and women in our homes. In order to do this, we must live out the gospel and be the example especially in our home.

Thank you for your prayers, please pray for safe travels tomorrow as we travel to Chepen and that the Lord would open up opportunities to share the gospel everywhere we go. We challenge you to be making disciples in your homes and in the places you work.


In His name,

Tanner and Cherish

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  • Karen Smith says:

    We’re so thankful that God has granted rest! We’re praying for God to move in the hearts of the people of Chepen. Also praying as you guys continue lifting up Christ! “…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

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