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TECH Intercessor, here is your Jan-Feb Missionary TECH Team Intercessor (Newsletter)
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As we enter the New Year, we develop plans and an agenda with somewhat high expectations. Each year we analyze the past and plan for the future. Wise planning is biblical and makes good sense. Proverbs 16:9 says

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps”.

O how we need the Lord to direct our steps!

We want to be mindful of God’s purposes for Missionary TECH Team. Like King David in Acts 13, our desire is to serve the purposes of God in our own generation. Ephesians declares that God has created good works for men to do. We believe that TECH is one of those good works. We hope people will see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. We want the “process” of serving on projects to bring glory to God and not just the final results. Sometimes that can be difficult when dealing with expectations and communication dilemmas.

Recognizing that God has this ministry under His watchful eye is very comforting! What a delight to serve the Living God who is gracious and merciful! Isaiah 40 gives us a glimpse of our Great God.

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has measured the Spirit of the Lord or what man shows Him his counsel? Whom did He consult and who made Him understand? Who taught Him the path of justice, and taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? Behold nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold He takes up the coastlands like fine dust. All nations are as nothing before Him, they are accounted by Him as less than nothing and emptiness. To whom will you liken God, or what likeness compares to Him? It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings to nothing, and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.” 
We often talk about stewardship, sustainability, serving the purposes of God, and giving Him the glory. As we look to the future, we know if we follow these critical guidelines, God will continue to bless our efforts. We recognize the work we do is spiritual work. We are assured of this as we hear of many trusting in Christ as their personal Savior. To know we will worship someday with these new believers in the presence of the Lord gives terrific encouragement.

Our project loads are full, and the days get crowded with deadlines. We need additional staff in each service area. More importantly, we need to be faithful to what God has called us to do and patiently wait on Him. He knows the temperature in the room and has His hand on the thermostat. We need to simply trust Him with our plans!

We are blessed to see God’s hand move each day in our office. It may be the projects we work on, provision to replace a critical piece of equipment, or the staff serving with each other and sharing burdens and answered prayer. It is difficult to communicate this to you in just a few pages of our bi-monthly Intercessor publications. This work is much larger than the folks that sit at 25 FRJ Drive every day. God has blessed us with a great staff and a variety of volunteers that have a heart to serve. There are many who faithfully give financially to this work. There are many who pray.

As we take a minute to reflect on our Great God and our desire to serve Him well, we trust you are encouraged with how God has sustained this ministry for many years. Since our inception in 1968 we have served in all 50 states, in over 130 countries, and have worked on over 10,000 projects. Better yet, thousands have come to know our Blessed Savior because of the technical work we do.
 
Thank you for your interest in what God is accomplishing through the ministry of TECH around the globe.

To God be the Glory!  


 

The beginning of a new year is an excellent time for reflection and introspection. Life is never static and in our rapidly changing world, every believer should engage in this exercise.

As Lynella and I reflect on 2016, it almost entirely consisted of doctor visits, surgeries, and recovery. How we do appreciate the many assurances of prayer and other kindnesses as we walked this journey! Daily progress is being made, and we are most grateful although the doctor indicates many more months for full recovery. Thanks for your continued prayers.

During this journey, we’ve been confident that all of this was God’s plan. We kept reminding each other “this is not Plan B”. The extended time of immobility has given much time to reflect on what God is doing in our lives. Our loving Father has given us assurance that we are journeying in His plan and that our ministry is moving forward.

Introspection comes as we endeavor to understand His plan for our lives and ministry
as we enter 2017. The knee replacements and the death of Gene Williams, our fellow missionary, has given us pause in “our” plans. However, as Randy has shared in his article, “...The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

We trust this is your heart’s desire; and that as we walk with Him, we will see God use each of us to reach others with the Gospel of Christ and encourage and strengthen believers. There is much to be done as we “know Christ and make Him known”!

 

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