Monday, May 31, 2010

May 2010

Missionaries to Eastern Europe

My brethren, fellowcitizens, soldiers, and labourers in the Lord,

This last month has been busy. We have been on the road quite a bit, and we are thankful for every opportunity given us to present the Lord’s work among the Turks. We are also thankful for every church that has taken us on for support. By the time this letter reaches you, we will have been in OH, WV, TN, and NC, telling churches what God is doing overseas, and the part He has provided for us in it.
Not long after starting deputation, the Lord helped me realize the value of our supporters. After surrendering to go to the mission field, I began to pray zealously, fervently, that God would quickly raise our necessary monthly support, which he did. Graciously, the Lord moved upon people’s hearts to support us, and within 6 months, close to half our support was raised. But I soon discovered, that financial support alone does not keep a missionary on the road or on the field. God has ordained people to send, to pray, to love, not just to give. My prayer request changed. I began to ask the Lord to give us people who love us, and uphold us in prayer, whether or not they ever contribute monetarily. And again, the Lord’s answered exceeded my request: not only did he add to us more financial support, but he provided us some of the best supporters this side of the heavenly cloud of witnesses. We now have a band of folks who are just as interested in the work overseas as we are, and even more interested in getting us there. God sure is good.
The last few weeks we have had the privilege of hosting my sister-in-law, Rebecca Welch, prior to her going off to college. She arrived in country at the end of April, and has accompanied us in our travels. She’s been a tremendous blessing, not just in her actions, helping out in whatever capacity was presented her; but in spirit as well. She has a love for her Savior that rules her heart and demeanor, and in turn blesses those around her. She will be sorely missed as she heads down to school. Please, please, keep her in your prayers, that God would keep her, and keep his hand upon her. I know her parents covet your prayers as well.

“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:19

Because of a living Saviour,
The William LeFevre Family