It's been an awesome time for Carma & I over this last 17 months. We have moved from
God has certainly used many of You to get us through.
· We have completed nine trips in 2013
· We've had three new church's join us for the first time and we are looking forward to future teams from FBC, Porter, Tx (Costa Rica); FBC Crawfordville, Fl. & Eden Baptist out of Brooksville, Fl.(both to Nicaragua). We want to say welcome to these new churches.
· A commitment from Dr. James Chong made it possible to pay off the land in Leon, Nic.; the site of Eagle Wings Ministry under pastor Oscar Corea. We were also able to pay off the truck purchased just a few short months ago. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE!
· A big PRAISE to FBC, Niceville, Fl.; who have taken several trips over the last 4 plus years. They have also been a financial supporter of IIM. I left there over 4 years ago and will have that support until the end of 2013. We are looking forward to teams from there in the future. Church's like this have made it possible for us to help feed 9,000 children a day, as well as supporting special projects and maintaining the IIM compound in Costa Rica.
· Two other firsts this year have been a new eyeglass ministry through
in FL. This same church is sponsoring
2 trips to Rivertown Church .
We are planning to get much more involved in Haiti . Haiti
· We have closed our ministry after 36 years in
. Thousands of youth,
children and adults came to know Christ as personal savior as a part of the
Ministry in Jamaica
over the years. Many church's are now doing their own VBS's in Jamaica and
dozen's of church's have got involved in mission's for the first time. Many
thanks to long time partner's Wynema Pickles, Jim Watkins and Steve Smith of
Fl. and co-director Skip Eastman from the Jamaica North Country.
· I thank God for new partner's who are making it possible to expand into new ministry areas as well as maintain existing work. THANKS to Paul Smith & Bryan Williams of Rivertown church, David & Patty Melvin of Marianna, Fl., Tommy Melvin & Matt Tadlock, two of 'my guys' who stepped up as leaders in Costa Rica, to Jay Becker, Ryan Roberta, Brittney Hoyt, and Sherlene Loveday all who have a passion for ministry in Nicaragua with Oscar Corea of Eagles Wing Ministries. I want to express a special thanks to Crawfordville leaders James Bridwell & John Wells, Jason Bennett & pastor Mike of FBC, Wewahitchka, Fl, who partnered with first timer's Eden Baptist of Brooksville, led by pastor Damont Drake and Assoc. Blair Mcbride.
· Eric Durham continues to provide website coverage for us.
There are five more trips coming together between now and the end of December. YET, BECAUSE OF MANY OF YOU - I HAVE NOT HAD TO LEAVE CARMA'S SIDE DURING HER ILLNESS. She is improving! Keep praying! We want the Lord to be glorified in our lives and ministry. Some of you who have been 'on mission' and would like to share a high light send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on our website.
SPL PRAYER NEED:
Pray about our Turrialba,
ministry. We need to expand our
ministry there to make a difference in this city. I believe God wants to
do something new and exciting there. Costa
Blessings to each of you,
Carma & Charles