“The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:12
For over twenty-five years, our partners have sat down and written checks to enable us to go to other nations with the prayer seminar ministry. From the very first check to the very last one I am encouraged, but am humbled. Both Naomi and Ruth were encouraged by the kind acts of their Kinsman-Redeemer, Boaz. In their very first conversation, Boaz acknowledged Ruth’s faithful acts on behalf of Naomi, “you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know.” Then he said memorable words, “The Lord repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge” (Ruth 2:11b-12). To our prayer and financial partners, this is my daily prayer for you. Thank you for your partnership. May the Lord reward you fully.
Venezuela Update. In my last letter, I reviewed how the Lord blessed our efforts in 2010 in western Venezuela. Hundreds received instruction in the prayer seminars. Hearts were prepared to evangelize four mountain states. 6,010 came to Christ. “Do it again, Lord” has been the thrust of our praying.
Please use the draft itinerary and provide prayer covering for each step. A missionary asked that we come to Yaracay in western Venezuela. When the request came, I agreed, and added five days to the schedule. April 3-24 are the new dates and the budget has been adjusted accordingly.
The funds are being received daily. Thank you and may the Lord “repay your work.” Every time we receive 100 gifts, all needs are met. As I am writing, we are almost half-way to that goal. To those who have given, I am grateful. I have no doubt that others will seek the Lord’s will and be ONE OF 100. I will provide you with a full report in the May Reflector and on our website—www.jgordonhenryministries.org. Hopefully, I will be able to share often using the “My Blog” section of the website.
Martin’s step of faith. When I returned from the prayer seminars in Kenya-Tanzania, organized by Martin Shikuku (Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya), I told the story of Martin’s step of faith to procure a van for his ministry. By trading in the Sedan (which our partners financed) and using the money we had allotted for a rental van on the trip, he was able to purchase a Toyota van. However, the balance was over $4,000; Martin had nothing, but a measure of faith. I shared the need in January and recently the 47th gift was received leaving the balance at $0.00! On behalf of our work through Martin in East and Central Africa, thank you. May a “full reward be given you.”
A little help needed. Someone asked me during the recent prayer revival in Columbia, South Carolina, about my plans for the future. Obviously, he was thinking of my age. My response was that I hope to have ten more years (the Lord willing). That will bring me to 85. Then I hope to say, as did Caleb when he was 85, I want to be assigned a big task, even where the “giants” are prevailing.
For 2011, I have many unscheduled Sundays. As I prayed about open doors, I was impressed to ask all of you to help. A few days ago, Maggie, our soon-to-be five years old great-granddaughter, said, “Granddaddy, will you do me a favor?” Of course, I said, “Yes!” Will you do me a favor? After praying for guidance, will you tell others (either far or near) about the availability of the prayer seminar ministry? I am including a brochure. Will you share it in your area? Remember, there is no charge for the prayer seminar ministry. Therefore, anyone can have a seminar in his area. A rule of thumb is if anyone will provide three possible dates, we usually can schedule one of them.As you provide this help, may a “full reward be given you” and may the Father be glorified.