Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed. I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me. Psalm 57:1-2
Friends and partners in ministry, This Psalm is an expression of confidence in God the Almighty. David was running from Saul; his life was in great danger. Maybe some of us feel the same way these days, and can connect with David’s emotions, fears and feelings. David took the decision to cry out to God, and put his confidence in Him, because he knew the great power of God. We rejoice in that we know the same Almighty God, the Creator, and that is why we can all say as David did: “under the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge.”
Last August 15, 20 pastors and leaders finished the three-year process of Langham Preaching in the city of Ibague, Colombia. Their churches now will receive the benefit of relevant and clear expositive preaching by their pastors. August 28 was our first virtual workshop with the new generation of Biblical Expositors call “Greenhouse” Good News: A new group of 60 pastors from the Department of Tolima and Meta will start their three-year Expositive Preaching training in September. These Pastors are from small towns. We ask you to help us pray they’re able to access good internet connection. Prayer requests: Pray for the upcoming online advanced workshop for alumni of Expositive Preaching on September 26. The theme will be “Genesis in pandemic times,” lead by Jorge Atiencia with a workshop from Milton Acosta. We praise God for each school and the student’s commitment to their learning process. Current schools are: Duitama (2 years), Ibagué (1 year) and Sabana Norte (1 year).
*We praise God for being able to stay in touch with many women who have needed friendship and comfort during these times. *We praise God for the opportunity to share the gospel via social media.
*We ask your prayers for women that are experiencing fear, loneliness, anxiety and depression.
*We ask your prayers for new opportunities of work for those women who lost their jobs and businesses.
*We also pray for new women coming to know Jesus as their Savior.
MISINCOL *Praise God for the privilege it is for Loida to serve again the indigenous communities of Colombia through Misincol.
*At this moment, there are 16 missionaries working in tribes with Misincol. We ask you to pray for security, provision and that their spirit won’t fade.
*Pray for wisdom as they adjust their plans and goals for 2020 to the new restrictions, due to COVID-19.
*Pray for Loida, that the Lord will give her wisdom, knowledge and grace to lead.
*Pray that she will hear His voice and be obedient.
*We praise God because He has taken care of our family during this pandemic time. Joy and her husband
Rafael are doing well and working from home in Philadelphia. Our son Jonadab is still in Barcelona
completing his master’s degree and now back to in-person classes. We pray for an internship for him now
that activities are re-open. José Miguel continues his undergraduate studies online. *We ask you to pray for our financial support and new supporters. This letter includes some instructions
if you want to start giving and want a tax-deductible receipt. ¡Thank you for your support, prayers and
friendship! You are part of the Holy Spirit move in Colombia. *God is doing amazing things in Colombia and you are a big part of it.
In His service,
Luis Miguel y Loida Huertas