Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Doing Missions When Dying Is Gain

Peru student missionary dies in bus accident
Gregory Gomez IV, 22, a student missionary serving in Peru for the summer through the International Mission Board, was killed in a bus accident July 5. Another IMB student missionary and a Peruvian translator received minor injuries. Gomez was serving on the REAP (Rapid Entry Advance Plan) South Team. He had been traveling around southern Peru researching unreached people groups. Originally from Natchez, Miss., Gomez was living just outside St. Louis, Mo., prior to his service. He is survived by his parents, Elida and Gregory Gomez III, of Glen Carbon, Ill., and two sisters. - IMB E-Letter
Listen to John Piper's Sermon-"Doing missions when dying is gain".

Before we listen to this sermon, are we prepared to leave with a deeper commitment to deny ourselves and rejoice in the path that God is preparing us for?
After listening to this sermon, we need to ask ourselves has it changed us?
Has it changed our outlook on life?
Has it caused us to want to conform to the will of God in all things?
Is Christ so valuable to us that no loss we experience for His sake will feel like losing in the end?

Father, May this young man's life be an example to the young and old, right here in America, to boldly go out into the nations proclaiming Your Name.
May You offer comfort to Mr. Gomez's parents and siblings.
May they be reminded that "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for You and the Gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields — and with them, persecutions) and in the age to come, eternal life.
May they rejoice knowing that their son has glorified You, their Father.
Thank you Lord for Gregory Gomez IV a young man who did not waste his life.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Oh My GREAT God and King. EE-tauo EE-tauo!!!!

You will cry tears of sadness, tears of amazement, tears of happiness and then, at the end of this clip, your tears will be tears of great joy, in the wonderous Redeemer that has saved us.
If I hadnt been sitting under my carport and people had not been walking by, Im certain that I would have clapped for joy.
You, God, are amazing. I thank You for revealing Yourself to us. Thank you!