Thanks For Your Support
We at The Source would love to thank you for all of your support and generosity. It is a great joy to share with praying saints what God is doing in our ministry. The Tribal Missions Training Center has started it's third class of missionary students who will be training to plant churches on Mindanao. Our Missions and Ministry School in Brazil is scheduled to start at the beginning of August and has had great support from the local church here in the state of Goias.
What is New in The Philippines?
We couldn't be more excited about the work in the Philippines. As many of you know, there have been some hinderances at our Tribal Missions Training Center earlier this year. Many of our new students were infected with the measles and had very limited access to good health care. We are very happy to report that they are healthy and the classes were able to start on schedule. This year at the school our total number of students will be 19. Join us in prayer for them as we see Christ give them visions of church planting and giving their lives for the least of these!
The work in the Badjao village is going great. Each one of your donations is a huge blessing among these unreached people. We are able to feed the children, continue the church plant, and preach the gospel to the lost. Pray for the gospel to increase in fruitfulness among the Badjao People!
What is New in Brazil?
We have seen God bless our work tremendously since we have arrived here in Brazil. We were able to purchase a place for our new Ministry and Missions School, gain support from many local churches, and have our first Open House for potential students and co-workers. The school will be starting in just two weeks!
Our Open House at the school was a very fruitful and joyous time! Many potential students, sponsors, and co-laborers got to come and see the new facility and get a picture of what student life will be like in the school. Currently we have 4 students committed to start the training this semester and even more committed to start next semester. Continue to pray with us for a hunger in our students to do the work of the Lord among His harvest.
"And the King will answer them, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'"
Here in Matthew 25 Jesus gives us a sobering and encouraging parable. He paints a picture of what it will be like on Judgement Day. Everybody will stand before the glorious throne of God to give an account for the deeds done in the body. Jesus says,
"Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left."
Jesus begins to bless the sheep and curse the goats. The sheep are blessed because they fed Jesus when he was hungry, gave him drink when he was thirsty, welcomed him when he was a stranger, clothed him when he was naked, and visited him when he was sick and in prison. The natural response of these people was, "Lord, when did we do these things?" Jesus answers with some very important words. "Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."
The implications of these words are profound. If we minister to the needs of the 'least of these' then it is as if we ministered directly to Jesus himself. In this specific parable, one of the main evidences that these people loved and served the Lord was that they ministered to the people deemed lowest in society.
After this Jesus turns to the goats. He explains that they didn't do any of these things and begins to pronounce judgment on them. Their lack of genuine love for the Lord was clear in that they didn't care for the 'least of these.' They were sentenced to eternal punishment and the righteous were invited into eternal life. Let us remember this parable from Jesus and pray that we can share his heart for the least of people on this earth. Be encouraged to make this a priority in your life. God, help us to love and serve the least of these for your glory! Amen.
The Source Ministries