Night at the Museum

We are busy preparing for a special event tonight, a Night at the Museum.  We have invited friends and supporters to invite friends to come to the International Museum of Cultures.  There will be a tour of the museum, including a new Solomon Islands display which we just put up and a special exhibit with old testament scrolls.

We will have a short program as well where we will be sharing about our ministry and sharing about our need for additional financial and prayer partners.  It’s kind of a crazy outside-the-box idea, but we are trusting God to use it for His glory.

Out of the blue this morning we got an email from missionary friends who are preparing to go to Africa.  Maria said, I just read the most incredible verses and thought of you–this is so amazing, especially the last verse!  God bless you today!!”
Isaiah 30:18-21 (New International Version)

18 Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
he rises to show you compassion.
For the LORD is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!

19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. 20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

These words were especially comforting this morning and I am so thankful for Maria sending them on the day that we are stepping out to do something new!

Then later we got an email from a new friend that Tim met through a men’s Bible study.  This man gave said they wouldn’t be able to join us tonight, but wanted to know how to be a part of our ministry.  Tim directed him to the Wycliffe website and we have a new partner in ministry.  We are very encouraged!