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The Enfingers’ Oregon Trip

Two  Months in Oregon

Lamar and Dian Enfinger,
Volunteer Mobile Missionaries

Lamar and I were at home when we received a call from Volunteer Mobile
Missionaries Headquarters stating that we were needed in Oregon for the months of July and August 2018 to be hosts of the Christian camp there, the Oregon Christian Conference Center. We prayed about it and let them know that we world be there around the second week of July as we needed to take care of a few things and pack our RV. They agreed and we began to get ready. We knew this would be at the least a five-day trip each way.

We soon began to finish things around the house, complete doctors’ appointments, and ask our neighbors to get our mail and watch over our place. Our neighbor across the road said he would cut the outside of our yard so it would look neat. Another person said they would cut the inside of our yard, as it is fenced in, before we arrived home.

Soon we were on the road to Oregon. Lamar had wanted to take me there anyway, so besides helping in the camp we were planning on some sightseeing at available times.

Little did we know what our responsibilities were going to be. All we knew was that we were to be friendly to the groups, let them know where we were located on the camp grounds, and make sure they had plenty of necessities in the bath houses and dorms.

Each day we traveled was an adventure. We drove until we felt like we were ready to stop and began looking for a place to stay. Since we were well equipped in our RV we knew if we didn’t find a place we could sleep at a rest stop or even a Walmart. We always found a safe place and we were feeling the prayers of our church and of our family. There were a few trials and disappointments along the way, but there were also enough blessings to overcome them. It isn’t always easy traveling the roads nowadays as, even though we try to drive safely, there are always those who like to cut in front of our 40 foot RV and expect us to slow down for them. We at times had things rearranged in our RV when this would happen – oh well. We were able to take care of this when we stopped at different times.

The night before we arrived at the camp we stayed at a quiet place by the Oregon river. Oregon is on one side and Washington is on the other. How relaxing it was to almost be the only ones beside the waters. We cooked dinner and sat outside in the cool breeze. We were just amazed at the tranquility of the moment. We thanked our Lord continually for safety and for allowing us to be able to still have the strength to volunteer in this kind of work.

Our two months stay in Oregon was a real blessing. How thankful we were that we were able to get our church on the internet and see our church family. This really helped our long stay away.

Family and church groups came and went, and the usual stay was about 5 days for each one. The groups came from many places. One of the interesting ones was a church group of Russians. They were friendly and we enjoyed seeing the teens sitting at different benches reading the Word of God.

Each group was to clean up after itself so the camp would be ready for the next group. Sometimes we had to do a little extra cleaning to have things very clean.

We heard a lot of laughter, were invited to some of their meals, and shared some with them. We made sure that our Gideon New Testaments stayed filled in each room and in the dorms. It was good to see some of them gone and we just replaced them. That’s what it’s all about. We were able to witness about our faith sometimes and hopefully seeds were planted.

In between groups we would sightsee and enjoy the coast of Oregon. Another couple came in to help and we were very thankful.

A sweet blessing at the camp was that it is almost surrounded with blackberries. What a delight. I learned to make blackberry jam. We sure enjoyed that.

We made a few friends and felt the presence of God protecting us and knew our church and family were praying for our safety there and back.

How blessed Lamar and I are to go into the camps and work in whatever capacity, in either building repair or making things safer for those coming in.

Our service is to our LORD. He saved us from a burning hell when he died on the cross for our sins and was buried and arose on the third day. We need to share the Gospel with all whenever we have the chance. Our volunteer work is helping camps in need of construction or office work but still, during that time, to be examples of what God has done for all. Our light needs to shine so people will see a difference in our lives. Sharing a gospel tract or sharing the Gospel is the most important thing in our lives.

The word JOY means Jesus, Others, You. Put Jesus first and he will direct your ways. Thanks for your prayers and support. You are part of our ministry.

 

Young Ho Lee’s Letter

August 2018

Greetings from South Korea.

It was very sad to hear of Dr. Wade’s home going recently. Dr. Wade labored and spent his lifetime in order to propagate the Gospel of Christ. His testimony has been a great influence upon our ministry. We do miss him greatly but praise God we have a hope of reunion soon. We are praying that the Lord’s presence will be with Mrs. Wade during this time of bereavement.

Praise God for His wonderful grace bestowed on my life and because of it I am still able to preach the Word for His glory. Though being physically limited, I thank God for the strength and God given fervent desire which enables me to keep on keeping on, serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel here in South Korea. We are trying to get ready for a baptismal service and the Lord’s Supper this month. We are going to observe and obey His commandment given to New Testament, Baptist churches.

All of our family is living here in Korea now. Two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren are here in Korea. They need your prayers that they may stay close to God and maintain a good relationship with almighty God.

We are deeply grateful for your support and prayers for our ministry through many years. I believe that we have a God who does recompense for our labour of love and all of your investments made in our work in South Korea.

Because of Calvary,
Young Ho and Cathy Lee
Your Missionaries in Korea

The Muindis’ Latest

July 2018

Prayer Partners,

Furlough travels has been and continues to be of great blessing to us in many ways: we are exhorting and challenging each other “to love and good works” (Heb. 10:24); we are fellowshipping and rejoicing together for what God has accomplished in our ministry in Kenya. However, furlough travels can make one weary, both physically and mentally. We learn to be content in all situations and grow the fruit of patience in our lives as we wait for churches to make decisions for support or increase of our support. “To be patient is to endure discomfort without complaint. A patient person is skilled at waiting through uncomfortable circumstances without grumbling or losing his or her cool…. Some waiting is uncomfortable because it is dull or annoying, but other times waiting is physically or emotionally painful. In any case, it is often difficult to endure such discomfort without complaining” (Spiegel). As we wait patiently, pray that God would provide for the support and ministry needs in His good time.

We have already been to thirty-three (33) churches in the last seven (7) months and about the same number is on our schedule by end of March 2019. Pray for safety and wisdom with family due to back to school schedules and needs. Ian and Regina begin their 2nd semester at Iowa States (ISU) and Rena begins her 9th grade at Ankeny Christian Academy (ACA). As you pray, remember three upcoming conferences on my schedule: in Sartell, MN (Oct. 21st-25th 2018); at FBBC&TS (Oct. 29th-Nov. 1st 2018); and Holmen, WI (Nov. 2nd-4th 2018). As we wait patiently, pray that God would grow us spiritually to be used in His ministry at the appointed time.

Here are some specific areas of our ministry that you might be led of the Lord to help. Please send your gift through Baptist Mid-Missions, indicating specifically what your allocation is.

  1. Church Building Project – $30,000 (to make current church building usable). New Church Plants will benefit from gifts to this account with basic needs: building (rent), hymns, chairs, etc.
  2. Bus Ministry (used Van) – cost @ $15,000 to $20,000. This will help with church ministry transportation and short-termers mission trips.
  3. Bibles – cost @ $12 a piece (This helps also with new church plants)
  4. Sewing Machine (Ladies ministry) – cost @ $250 a piece
  5. Radio Program Preaching – airtime fee @ $250 per month
  6. Bible and leadership Training (Mid-African Baptist College) – Development Funds

We trust that you are praying for Elgon View Baptist Church in Kenya. They are doing well and the three men; Simeon Koech, Silvanus Agisu, and Mike Otieno are doing a wonderful job. As we wait patiently, pray that we would “gladly spend and be spent” for the souls of others (2 Corinthians 12:15).

Prayer is an exercise of faith that reminds of our dependence upon God and the need for spiritual growth in humility with the progressive help of the Holy Spirit by the Word. John Calvin stated well, “It is very important for us to call upon him: First, that our hearts may be fired with a zealous and burning desire ever to seek, love, and serve him, while we become accustomed in every need to flee to him as to a sacred anchor. Secondly, that there may enter our hearts no desire and no wish at all of which we should be ashamed to make him a witness, while we learn to set all our wishes before his eyes, and even to pour out our whole hearts. Thirdly, that we be prepared to receive his benefits with true gratitude of heart and thanksgiving, benefits that our prayer reminds us come from his hand” (Calvin, Institutes of the Christian religion, 2:852). Thank you all so much for praying and giving your ever-needed support.

In His Care,

Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena
Hebrews 12:1-4

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