eNewsletter » February 2017
My Dear Brethren,
Popular culture in the United States often calls February “the love month”, thinking of the American holiday called “Valentine’s Day”. Scripturally, every DAY ought to be a day for love (see 1 Cor 13.1-8), but February 14 is Valentine’s Day in America -- and a real opportunity for retailers of candy, greeting cards, jewelry, and other things. Unlike God’s love, however, Valentine’s Day can also bring sadness.
This month we are sad for the Moss family, as they (Sam, Nicole, and the three boys) are returning to the United States from Uganda. Sam will be in & out of Uganda the next few months before settling in the States; Nicole and the boys returned in late January. They did not want to return, but Nicole was losing her health, despite all that the doctors could do. It is sad, and it is hard. They LOVED the ministry in Uganda! We are thankful for those who remain (among others, Matt and Sheri Winkler, with their seven children), but we need to keep praying for replacements and reinforcements. Lord willing, help is on the way, and we are thankful. Stay tuned!
Ministry does have moments of sadness and difficulty, but none of us have ever faced what our Lord did, who became “sin for us” (2 Cor 5.21). When we consider His sacrifice at Calvary, all of our troubles and problems become ‘light afflictions.’ As awful as sin is, our Lord Jesus Christ paid the price for all sin for all time. Sin has been dealt with; God’s command is now “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16.31). The Lord paid the price so that we no longer must. Heaven waits for us; eternity trumps all sorrow, sadness, and difficulty – how thankful we are!
We are thankful for YOU, dear reader, as well. It is your prayers, your kindness, and your support in every meaningful way that keeps this ministry going. Praise the Lord for YOU.
Thankful in Christ,
Bruce P Busch