by ITMI partner, Molly
Here's what's been going on with Paul and Molly in a nutshell. Molly writes:
Thank you for carrying these burdens with us!
1.Paul's dad is in the hospital again with chest pain and jaundice, he is needing more tests.
2.Paul is still being watched and we cannot advertise for outreaches, but Harvest Bible Chapel is growing regardless, many new families each week as we are in the Gospel of John!
Paul pastors a growing body of believers, Harvest Bible Chapel.
3.Our 19 beauties and 3 "sons of thunder" are on a ten day school break for a local holiday. We are hoping to make it a meaningful time, especially for our little ladies.
Paul with his "sons of thunder."
Paul is "Daddy" to 19 girls!
4.We have dear ones in our Harvest Bible Chapel family facing tragedies as well as illness.
One life-long friend and neighbor of Paul's in our small group was just diagnosed with terminal cancer.
He is just 40 with two daughters. He's such a servant and the only believer in his family. We are trusting for miracle, trying to help him find the best care here.
5.Paul's gearing up to teach I am not God, I am in Christ and God's Money to pastors from 3 districts.
This valuable training will impact many local bodies of believers for His glory. It's the first time most will hear these principles, which are critically needed here where churches are tainted with prosperity gospel.
Paul training local pastors with the "I am not God" material from SALT.
A Harvest Bible Chapel prayer gathering.
6.Paul is at Fasting Prayer now, challenging our team on Diligence/Initiative.
7.We are opening a new outreach to meet the needs of our 60 widows on a more practical level. We are encouraged with how the Father is leading to help them.
8.Still adjusting to our new neighborhood, trying to settle into our "home" and get the boys in a school, though it's late in the season. We have visited ten places with our documents and are called back.
It's a lengthy process as school for youngsters is serious business here and sadly, homeschooling isn't an option.
9. Paul had a huddle with our oldest girls yesterday (9,10 and 11). They are asking many questions about their births now.
No one will love you each like our God and Molly Mommy and I--you are all so important to us, so very loved and so special and we cannot even imagine our life without you.
I know they are asking questions at school, but you do not have to answer them.
Mommy and I will tell you everything when you are older you can understand, for now I want you to know you are the most important to us and we are a family and we have each other to lean on.
The girls all teared up and sobbed quietly through his affirmations. Trusting the Father to comfort and give contentment to anxious little hearts.
10. Xavier, a Harvest Bible Chapel elder needs wisdom to finish building the sports camp and provision for space to reach countless hungry youth in need of the Good News. We know the One Who loves to do the impossible!!
Paul teaches about life and Jesus at Soccer Camp.
Boys from the slums loving soccer camp!
11. We are heavy hearted here as many parents are settling for their children's marriages - even yoking with unbelievers.
Please pray with us for God to raise the standard and wait for His best. These families come to Paul and I for help each week to do their weddings and show support when it's not a good match just to set them free after they are age 21.
We are trying to teach our Harvest Bible Chapel families a better way and have such a burden for our young people and for the Father to open the eyes of the older generation, releasing them from social pressures here that push for marriage, often too soon.
12.Praising the Father for beefing up our boys lungs with the dust allergies and asthma. Thankful for His new strength and oneness.
May we discern what is HIS WILL each moment and only do what HE is calling us to do as we are pressed on every side and have many looking to us to shepherd and help them.
Thanking our Father with all our hearts for you, our dearest friends who are carrying burdens with us, who love our children, who long for the glory of the Lamb in the nations, who are awake in the midnight hour with a hunger for more of our Wonderful One and His Kingdom that shall not pass away!