SANDY FOOTPRINTS - Newsletter, May 2022
Disciples Making Disciples...
Francis Chan once said "God my Creator said, 'Go and make disciples.' So I don't want to sit and make excuses." That's the heart of IsleGO Missions since its beginning over 35 years ago. With that in mind, everywhere we go and everything we do is built around making disciples that will make disciples that will make disciples.
God has directed us to people of like heart and passion! In the past couple of months our partners in Brazil and Costa Rica have taken giant leaps through open doors of opportunity in discipleship. In each situation it's much more than learning about being disciples - it also includes going outside the classroom into places where spiritual darkness is dense and ugly.
We stand with our partners in all the places God has sent and will still send us. In both Manaus and Jaco the ground work is laid for an ongoing cycle of training and practice in fulfilling the Great Commission: "And Jesus came and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28
KEEP READING TO SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING! TO HIM BE ALL HONOR AND GLORY
We were blessed to serve with Pr. Ivan Laray and his wife, Carina, through the Palm Beach Atlantic team in March to Brazil! The cloak of leadership passed to him after the passing of Pr. João Wilson and we can see the hand of God in this transition.
He was part of a recent training and refreshing of missionaries in the Igreja Presbiteriana de Manaus (photo) and what a blessing it was to accompany from afar this time of preparing disciples to go and make disciples. Over 100 were in these days of preparation for what God is doing along the Amazon River. A vision was cast for the development of new churches where none exist and new areas where indigenous people are open to the gospel.
Only God alone could do this in such a time as we live in...KEEP PRAYING! If you have an interest in going to Brazil with us in October of this year or in 2023, please email email@example.com. TO HIM BE ALL HONOR AND GLORY!
...and in Costa Rica.
Our partners for many years as well, Radical Life Ministries in Jaco, started classes in the Radical Church for the first 17 students at the Pacific Bible College! This is just the beginning of what we know will be a training center for disciples making disciples and is on the church campus. Classes run on a 2-year cycle so anyone can jump in at any time.
The church also recently received permission from the government of Costa Rica to build another school, also on the church property. This one will eventually be a Christian school for K-high school and will also be centered on making disciples that make disciples. Plans are to start construction on this facility sometime the end of this year.
We can already see how God is using this college to raise up pastors and other church leaders for not only Costa Rica, but for all of Central America.
PLEASE PRAY WITH US:
•funds for a cargo trailer in Abaco, Bahamas, for use on new hydroponic farm ($3,000)√
•funds for repairs on our partner's truck for transporting materials in Amazonas, Brazil ($250)
•more mission teams for the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Brazil, Habana, Jamaica for the fall and 2023√
•for laborers (that would be you) for fields whitened to harvest (that would be everywhere)
•for continued good health for our staff and volunteers (none of us are getting any younger)√
•for protection of our partners everywhere, their health, family, ministry, safety
PRAY - GIVE - GO