Here is the October update from James and Donelle Morrell:
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.” Psalm 143:1 The Lord has indeed heard and answered our prayers! Since the completion of the first cabin complex (large enough for 60 people) and our inaugural men’s retreat in May, we are moving forward with plans to host other events as well. We are thankful for the Lord’s provision over the years of both finances to build and manpower to see it done. To God be the glory for great things He has done!
“And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 From October 2-5 we will be hosting the Avance Pastoral in which we will receive 80-100 pastors, missionaries and church leaders from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The purpose of the conference is to edify, encourage and provide training for the leadership of churches within our fellowship. Pastor Matt Postiff from Michigan and Pastor Alejandro Peluffo from Argentina will be bringing the messages during the conference. Please pray for safety as the men travel and that God would accomplish His work in the lives of each on in attendance.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20,21 We are planning on hosting our youth retreat on our facility for the first time in February 2018 which brings the need to have a pool completed to accommodate the hot climate. As we neared the completion of the first cabin it was very clear that we were not going to have enough funds to complete the second cabin let alone think about doing a pool. Yet as we sought the Lord in prayer, He has been faithful in providing funds to construct the major part of the pool and at least a portion of the second cabin. For now, we are focusing on the middle section of the cabin which with provide us with more bathroom facilities. The plan is to house the ladies in the first cabin and boys will sleep in the main building and use the new bathroom facilities presently under construction. Praise the Lord for His continued provision in ways and times that we least expect! Please pray that God would continue to provide the funds necessary to complete the pool area and second cabin.