• Changes Over The Years In The Brazilian Ministry

    Changes Over The Years In The Brazilian Ministry

    Throughout the 55 years of Gary's service in Brazil, and Louise and Gary’s 51 years serving the Lord together as a couple, there have been Read More
  • From Brazil to Portugal

    From Brazil to Portugal

    Leiria Castle has been overlooking Leiria since 1142 when Dom Afonso Henrique built it to define a line of defence against Arab invaders. This began Read More
  • Integrity Matters

    Integrity Matters

    1. FIDELITY & DEPENDABILITY Integrity: moral uprightness; honesty – Oxford English Reference DictionaryWhen his master saw that the LORD was with [Joseph] and that the LORD Read More
  • Running The Race In Zambia

    Running The Race In Zambia

    Life is certainly a race, and believe me, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down as we approach the finishing line. To God be the Read More
  • Mission Resources

    Mission Resources

    Interested in forming a church mission committee? Wanting to know more or keep up-to-date about mission and missions? Needing resource material to promote mission in Read More
  • Changing Times

    Changing Times

    When I think about how things have changed with the times, it is helpful for me to anchor the conversation in what hasn’t changed: God’s Read More
  • Changes Over The Years

    Changes Over The Years

    (and there have been many!) We are living in a world of constant change. It is hard to keep up with the pace at which Read More
  • Hands At Work In South Africa

    Hands At Work In South Africa

    In Exodus 17, we read of the Amalekites coming out to fight the Israelites. As the battle began, Moses made his way up the mountain Read More
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In today’s ravaged and ever-changing society, one’s heart is encouraged in knowing that our Lord and Saviour is the same yesterday, today and forever. Sadly, disturbing characteristics of the last days are even evident amongst us, the Lord’s people — lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness but denying the power thereof; more concerned for one’s own interests than that of others; choked with cares of this life.

The little which I seek to do for the Lord is focused on the local assembly where I have the privilege of forming a part, and also with personal contacts in the area; but the burden for souls is for both saved and unsaved. Generally speaking, real zeal in the gospel, untiring pastoral care, constant instruction in the Word, and spiritual leadership would at times appear to belong to a past era. However, amidst this apparent apathy, the Lord of the harvest has His individual men and women with a heart to serve Him. Please pray for those who, with real purpose of heart, are doing what they can.

Once again, the Lord has provided resources for me to have gospel texts and tracts printed. These have been made available to the believers to encourage them in the spreading of the message of salvation. I’m continuing to spend time helping with Bible study materials, as well as working with two groups of women each week who are desirous of studying the Scriptures. The Lord continues to enable me to visit our elderly believers as well as those who are ill. On occasions, when I’m unable to go out, it is not unusual for the Lord to bring people to me — folk who want to discuss our Bible studies, another who looks for consolation, or a neighbour with a need. Opportunities are numerous. Regular contact with unsaved friends, or others who have strayed from the assembly, is frequentzly around a plate of food. It’s encouraging to see a simple birthday celebration turn into a discussion on spiritual things. The seed is sown.

Please pray that Satan’s opposition will not deter God’s people from serving Him whole-heartedly; and that in His will I might be given the health and strength, both physically and spiritually to be useful to Him here. May we all really appreciate the value of a disciplined life made wholly available for the Master’s service.

Gail Thomson, Colombia

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