Thursday, July 23, 2015

Report on missions investment

Greetings in Christ name,

Investments! Over the past few years many of you have invested prayer and finances into the work in Grand Turk. As with any investment, returns are important! While traveling on deputation before moving to Grand Turk, we shared three challenges given to us by God: (1) Establish a body of believers (2) Equip the body of believers and (3) Entrust the body of believers. It is from these three we report on the returns of your investment.
When we arrived in Grand Turk on March 4, 2013, we were the only holiness people on the Island. The church had no one attending the previous nine months! God quickly began opening doors of ministry that could never have been orchestrated through man’s efforts. Within 10 days of arriving on the Island, four of the five ministries we are currently involved with were started.
  1. Prison ministry – Monthly and sometimes up to three times a month, we have the privilege of going to the Turks and Caicos Prison and sharing the good news of the Gospel. No greater joy in life can be found than seeing those sitting in darkness and despair begin to see a better way of living.
  2. Radio ministry – Every six to eight weeks our Church has the opportunity to broadcast our services live through Radio Turks and Caicos. This opportunity presents the possibility of over 30,000 potential listeners.
  3. Bible study ministry – Each Wednesday evening two to twenty people gather into our living room as we study God’s Word. Over the past two years we have studied many of the great doctrines of God’s Word. This time of study has been the equipping tool for the body of believers.
  4. Sunday evangelistic service – Starting at 11am or sometime thereafter, church begins with an average of 35-45 in attendance. From the first Sunday with five in attendance to a Sunday with an attendance of 109, God has been building a body of believers.
  5. Kid’s Club ministry – This ministry started two months after our arrival. We average 40-45 kids every Friday night and averaged over 65 for our VBS.
Along the way we have included in these ministries those who have exhibited signs of spiritual growth. Helping with our Kid’s Club are Demarco who drives the church van, Roshard who rides along to help with the children, and Renessa who has helped with games. Shavua has lead singing for the Kid’s Club as well as singing specials in church. Melissa is currently leading the song service in church. Khumari has helped with putting together the Christmas program. This has been done in an effort of entrusting the body of believers.
With confidence we can state that your investments have reaped great returns. Lives have been changed! As we return to Grand Turk September 1, we ask for your continued investment.
Yours for Christ, The Lopers 

1 comment:

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning, how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys travelling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this, I would ask you one small favour:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Turks and Caicos? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Turks and Caicos in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Calle Valencia, 39
28903 Getafe (Madrid)

If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez