Tuesday, October 13, 2009

After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, "Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes." Neh 4:14

Have you ever felt like you need to make a change in your life, but don't know how? Recently here in Santiago a few brothers have been talking about that very question. One brother decided he wanted to do something radical and he invited a few people to go along with him. The challenge: 52 days of meeting at 6 am to study the book of Nehemiah and pray together. As of today, we've made it to day 13 and God is already working in amazing ways.

Each morning we hear from God's word, pray in small groups and decide on two challenges for the day. For some the challenge has been to call and encourage another brother. For others, to dedicate more time to their families. And for others to share what God has done in their life with someone who doesn’t know God. For me, two big challenges have surfaced. One is to be a champion of unity in the church. I've come to see that many times for me and others, we tend to back away from telling the difficult truth and let disunity exist in the body of Christ. I've decided to face some of my fears and fight to bring God's children together no matter how hard it may be. The second challenge is to believe again in the incredible power of God. God has worked in many ways here in Santiago, but I've seen that my faith in God has not been where it needs to be. Through excepting these challenges and praying with the brothers, God has been working to fill my heart with faith again.

We've only come a quarter of the way, but already I can tell that God is moving and Satan is counter-attacking. Please pray for us and the God's mighty hand will be made known and have great impact on the church, the lost and the entire country of Chile.

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