Blessed All Saints Day on November 1st!
Hebrews Chapter 11 gives us a proper insight on how we are to honor faithful people. There are all those listed in Scripture who have departed from this world in the faith, along with dear “saints” in our own lives whom God has used to impact our Christian walk and benefit others as well. The Lord bless and keep you as you remember some dear souls who have departed in the faith.
In my phone call with Rev. Paul on Reformation Day (the hallowed eve before All Saints Day) it is evident that God is at work developing faithful people whom He will use to be dear souls remembered by others in the years to come. He said, “We had a wonderful worship for Reformation Sunday, and we are planning for the 500th year anniversary for next year.” I told him that we are considering some special Reformation events also. Let us all be thankful, for “if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36).
On Reformation Sunday, Rev. Paul reported that they had thirteen people baptized. Of those thirteen, five of them were from the church plant in Baja—and “the Word of the Lord grew.” Praise be to God for this wonderful news. We now continue to support this ministry as they pursue “teaching them everything that (Christ) has commanded.”
Physical health has been an issue for La Maison des Agneaux de Dieu Orphelinat (MADO). Our Liaison, Ben, was ill recently, however he now reports that he “feels like he has a new body.” Rev. Paul said of MADO, “Many of them have a fever. I had a fever after I came back from Port au Prince. Cliney had a fever for a while and now has a cold. She will go to Les Ceyes to help with hurricane recovery as soon as she feels better.”
Rev. Sam Wiseman
NEHLM Pastoral Adviser