September 30, 2012
God Bless you in the name of Jesus Christ!
Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement and support. We had a wonderful trip to Romania. It was great to have Sheila with me and good and faithful Steve Roy. We are thankful for the wonderful things that came to pass.
People in Romania are resilient! There are always things coming up in their lives, too! Sometimes they’re pretty intense because they seem to be living right on the edge. But one thing that is really true in 3rd world countries is that they are not so addicted to the medical profession, pills and doctors as we are here in America. The’ve learned that National Health Plans are a joke! We have yet to learn that. Over there they have FREE Healthcare. But if you have something serious…cancer…heart problems…you have to be put on a waiting list for treatment. And if it’s real urgent….life or death…the schedule can be changed but it takes money! And this is true in many countries. So when these people find out that God heals it’s not an intellectual journey on believing and faith and playing on words and magic shows. They need healing and they need it now!
We saw many cancers healed. I think of one lady that has been a strong Christian since childhood but had been taught many things that held her back. “Well maybe God will heal me.” “IF it’s God’s will.” “IF God loves me enough.” And all the excuses like, “If it’s my time to go.” She had been through all of them with God. Well, God had given her a dream that a man was going to come from far away and she would be healed. And, Glory to God, we prayed and in the name of Jesus Christ she was healed! She had been bedridden for some time but the next night she went to church and declared God had healed her in the name of Jesus Christ! And that’s just one instance.
It seems that ministries over there still want to be like American ministries….singing and praising the Lord and having funerals. But God’s people are not buying it. They are crying out to God! And when and if we do that, God hears us and He will answer our prayers if we believe!
But all our ministries there are moving forward. They continue to evangelize in the villages and bring people to the Lord. And they just keep adding churches! Not because they have a “church-planting-plan.” But because it’s necessary! I pray that day will happen here in the U.S. When it becomes NECESSARY to trust God it seems like we do better. But when things are going along well, we tend to trust other things. I’m not saying healthcare is a bad thing. I’m just saying…”Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) And those things that are added are the things we need to give God the glory for!
I thank God for your love for Him and the determination to continue to stand and grow. We love it! And God and our Lord Jesus Christ really love it!
God Bless you all! I love you and appreciate you and pray for you. And we do not take your support lightly! We continue to do the best we can to make sure that some of the best places to sow seed in this world are right here through CFIM. And your faithfulness is all a part of God’s plan.
God Bless you! I love you and I pray for you! In fact, we all do!
Carl and Staff