I've also learned a painful part of missionary work. We already knew that we would miss our family, church, and loved ones in the USA when we were away from them. But now that we are working more than one field, we are finding ourselves missing our national brothers also when away from them.
|Jimmy and Farly Ramirez and daughters Nataly and Gabriela|
|Rigoberto Burgos (& wife Ilse) in Cartegena|
|Alberto Osorio (& wife Alba) in Medellin|
You are giving sacrificially and we pass that on to the harvest fields. The mission field hasn't made it to the same level of financial maturity yet to be able to give to foreign missions. But I expect that with time God will prosper them to do so as they continue to tithe and pray. But they love to give in other ways and they offer the sacrifice of much prayer and fasting as you do too.
Let's continue to pray for these pastors, their faithful wives, their families, and their congregations. They and their families face battles and trials as do all Christian leaders, but they have few holiness people around for encouragement like so many of us do.
|Jimmy Ramirez (& wife Farly) in Bogota|
And thank you so much, dear Holiness Church in the United States and elsewhere. God has given you a rich heritage and has set the special seal of His glory upon you. Let's ask for, attempt more, and expect more from God!