Thank you all again for following the blog and keeping up with our mission stories. I must apologize for the fact that many of the blog posts are so lengthy but there is really no other way to keep everyone "up to date" on what in the world is going on.
Let's see, where should we start from the last blog post?
As mentioned by our sister and fellow mission partner, Sarah Weber, Hermano Pedro is recovering nicely at home. Thank you all so much for praying for him and his family. We ask that you remember to pray for them especially given the fact that he is the only one who works in his family of 10. He is going to be out of work for at least one month, if not two or three. For more information, please visit Sarah's blog at: http://drolldigression.blogspot.com/2012/04/update-and-request.html
If you are one who gives to Psalm 67 Missions Network on a regular basis, or have done so on any occasion in the past, I would like for you to know that some of your donations have gone to provided sound materials to areas that have very little access. One young man (12 years old) specifically asked for a book that would help him study the scriptures every day. He is meeting with us and reviewing the questions and answers during our visits. Other materials that are being used include a Songbook in Spanish developed by our fellow partner in the ministry, John Spencer, tracts by Mathais media, and books (such as the Baptist catechism), which are used for Sunday School. All of the products are in Spanish and are being used in a congregation that has not been able to purchase their own materials in the last 3 years or so. (More will be posted about this at a later date as Billy Jackson (photographer and mission leader in training for Psalm 67) is currently editing a video report from locals here in the Rio Grande Valley who will speak to this need. Pray for Billy as he is currently editing materials from this trip as well as a Bible Conference he recently attended.
You are probably thinking, "why haven't you discussed this already!" Well, I thought I would share with you that this morning Billy Jackson and I went to the Baptist Campground and volunteered to help serve breakfast to a group of Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief volunteers. They are in the area because parts of the Rio Grande Valley have been declared disaster areas due to the violent storm that went through last week. After we were serving, Rachel and Olivia (our four year old daughter) joined us. As the staff and volunteers were gathering together one person asked for prayer requests. Olivia, having heard us a few days earlier speak of the situation in Mexico along the boarder, mentions "pray for the people in the shooting." I thank the Lord that she would be prompted to remember the people affected by this reality of war. We then joined together and prayed, knowing that the Lord, He is faithful, and He will answer us. Please join us in praying together for the freedom of all peoples and the end to the war in Mexico. Our conviction is that the only way that there will be justice and peace will be by the Gospel transforming persons, communities, and cultures.
We love you all!
The Suttons (and the rest of the team)
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