From the Mailbag:
From Brian Mason:
Dear Dr. Oliver,
Found your June newsletter a help on this one.
Elijah knew his God and acted with certainty for he was God's man with a mission, that of calling the nation back to God through the restoration of the worship of the majestic, awesome and sovereign God who had set apart Israel for Himself. Elijah acted with authority. He could stand up to Ahab and pronounce the Word of judgment upon the rebellious king. This boldness came from being in the will of God. He had the confidence in the victory which would ultimately remove the false prophets who had been responsible for the apostasy of God's people. Through doing the will of God before Ahab this ensured that the time would come at Mount Carmel when God would re-establish His authority as God would be given His rightful place.And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
This is to be the same in these days in Great Britain too. The Lord Jesus Christ is to be given the pre-eminence. A supernatural intervention has taken place in response to intercessory prayer when God delivered the nation from the satanic European Union. The same certainty is now needed to intercede for the perfect will of God to be brought into every area of life. Will you join me in praying through for the establishment of godly women and men to bring Great Britain into line with God's perfect will? A nation whose sovereign rules under God and its laws in accordance with the Bible. A nation whose children are taught the way of salvation according to the Bible and brought up in the nurture and love of God. For a nation which is in line with God will be a nation in victory for the blessing of God shall be upon every area of life not just for a privileged few. Even the fields and the sea shall yield in abundance as evidence of God being given His rightful place.
Brian Mason Email: email@example.com.
We can hardly believe that the last newsletter written was in April! We apologize for not staying in contact, things seem to be accelerated here as we push the kingdom of darkness back and preach the light and love of Jesus Christ in Guatemala and Honduras. Summertime always brings lots of fun and activities as well as teams and interns and make the daily schedule so much fun....but it doesn't always leave much time for writing. We hope that you have a tall glass of iced tea or a good cup of coffee so that you can sit back and read about the wonderful things happening here!
Honduras.....beauty, butterflies and bibles!
First up La Ruidosa!
Absolute beauty as we drove all the way to the top of the mountain to reach a precious body of believers tucked away in the mountains of Honduras. The village of La Ruidosa has been built for 5 years but we haven't been able to go to it because it just takes so long to get there! The rains have started and so has the planting so we had a light crowd this Saturday morning. But you can see the hard work and love that the believers have put into their church! It was a sweet tender time with our dear brethren.
Thanks to Matt Stanley we were able to present this pastor with a solar powered audio bible. His reading skills aren't the best and his eyesight is failing, so he was very happy to get the audio bible to play for special nights of gathering for the word!
Las Brisas was next up!
Then we were off to las brisas! I think we must have crossed the same river (without a bridge) at least 4 times! It seemed like we went to the other side of the world! But it was all worth it as we drove up to see so many loving faces! The smell of pine straw was in the air, they were ready for the "great celebration"! We had not been there very long at all when there was a huge explosion!!!!! It was just fireworks, I (Marla) actually screamed it was so loud! Lol!! After that the children warned me when another was going to be lit! Haha.
It was just so marvelous, a group of brothers even wrote a song about how they got their church! Ha! Ha!
It all came and went way too fast. I love the people of God!
Agua Buena was first up on Sunday!
We left at 6:45 to travel into the department of Santa Barbara to a tiny village so far up into the mountains! The clouds still hung low like cotton on the mountain tops, and as the sun burned away the clouds a flurry of yellow butterflies ushered us up the mountain to the villa of of Agua Buena-Good Water. But it doesn't just have Good water it has good people! The service was amazing as God brought a word so powerful declaring open heavens over that village!!! This is a brand new work.
Please pray that it grows in strength and number!
Last Church was Zapote 1
(yes there is a Zapote 2)
Church #5 was Zapote 1, and it was such a joy! This church is nestled deep within the heart of almost 2000 acres of sugarcane!
The congregation and pastor all work in the sugarcane fields.
We had to cross a wooden hammock bridge with the truck! The pastor and congregation was so happy that we had finally been able to come so far to see the work. It was all worth it to see what the believers there have done in a couple of years!
Just think...there are believers tucked away all over the world! In coffee fields, tea estates, masai mara, jungles, mountains and deserts serving God and making a difference!!
Motorcycles for Missionaries gives away another bike!
While we were in Honduras we had the distinct honor of presenting a motorcycle on behalf of our home church, Generations Church, in Spring Texas. The motorcycle went to a sweet Godly man who has walked countless miles and hours to oversee churches.
Thank you Gchurch, Pastor Albert Hale, Pastor Scott Brady Hale, he said to tell you how very grateful he is!
We capped off our Honduran trip with a Pastors Conference!
We had a great time of fellowship and word as we gathered with the pastors in Honduras. We studied prayer as it was modeled by Jesus...it was a special time of connecting with them, listening to the praise report of how their churches are growing too!
Kenya Mission Trip
We haven't been to Kenya for several years, and we are excited to announce that we are planning to visit there again this year!
We would like to ask you to pray for us, the team, and finances. We want to give you an opportunity to sow into Kenya. If the Lord lays on your heart to help us go please click the link below and select "Missionaries Larry & Marla Johnson" from the drop down menu. We know that God will see and reward you. Thank you in advance. Here is a little about our trip.
We will be entrusting the ministry here in Guatemala in the hands of our very capable staff, but we will be working very closely with them. Technology today is wonderful and we maintain daily contact with them although we are in Kenya.
We are heading out on August 17th. We are going with our Pastor Albert Hale. We want to be a part of helping raise up leaders for the work of the ministry. While we are there we will be doing a 2 day mini bible school in 2 separate locations. There are some bush church dedications as well! Our home church continues to build churches all over the world, here in Guatemala, Honduras, and even Kenya. We will be traveling into the bush to dedicate these churches. They are all built in remote areas. The pastors attending the bible school are from these remote village churches. We will be there almost 3 weeks. God Bless! Mungu akubariki!
Blessings, Larry & Marla Johnson
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