Monthly Archives: September 2010
I’ve been reading lately in my devotions about the Prophet Jeremiah. He came to so many hard places in his life, suffering greatly for the message that he preached. In fact, he not only suffered physical harm because of it, but he preached and prophesied for years and years without any fruit to speak of.
I don’t know if I could do that.
Jeremiah thought he couldn’t do it either.
During one of the times he was jailed, he made a decision to not serve God anymore. It had caused him too much pain, too much ridicule, too much hardship. So, instead of proclaiming the word of God, he’d just keep silent. Maybe it would save him from the hard life and persecution that he had suffered for so long.
But look what he says in Jeremiah 20:9
Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
How amazing is that! The word of God was like a burning fire shut up in his bones. He couldn’t keep silent. He HAD to preach. He HAD to serve Jehova.
Have you ever felt like this? Have you ever known something so juicy that you couldn’t wait to just tell somebody? A funny story, an interesting piece of information, a rumor or a gossip or a truth. We are like this with worldly and carnal things, but when was the last time that you burned inside because you just had tell somebody about Jesus?
Challenging thought. It got me.
Colombia Survey Trip Details
Aaron & Aubrie Vance | February 2011
∙ Bogotá (July 2009 metro population–8,500,000)
∙ Bucaramanga (July 2009 population–1,300,000)
∙ Medellín (June 2009 metro population–3,500,000)
∙ To obtain a larger burden for and understanding of the Colombian people and culture
∙ To gain more of an grasp of God’s Will for us in Colombia, specifically, the when and where
∙ To evaluate possible cities in which God would have us to work
∙ To plan general financial budgets, both personal and ministerial
∙ To assess specific needs and goals for long-term mission work
∙ To look upon the harvest, and to allow our eye to affect our heart
∙ To get footage, pictures and materials to assist with deputation
Information To Obtain:
Cost Of Living:
∙ Rent/Housing Costs per region/estrata
∙ Average Utility Costs per estrata
∙ Available Transportation and Costs–Buses, Taxis, Train, Purchase a Car, etc.
∙ Cost Of Food–Market, Grocery, etc.
∙ Availability and costs of Appliances and Furniture
∙ Residency/Visa Costs, Taxes
∙ Rent/Purchase of a Building & Property Costs per Region
∙ Legal parameters of starting a church–license, zoning, permission, etc.
∙ Evaluate need and reception of the Gospel per Region (locate other missionaries/churches)
∙ See what is already being done for God’s kingdom and the opposition that exists
∙ Meet experienced pastors and missionaries and learn from them
Missionaries For Possible Contact:
∙ Michael Hart (email@example.com)
∙ William Aya (firstname.lastname@example.org)
∙ Ruday Garrido (rgarrido.com)
∙ Johnny Bolin (email@example.com)
∙ Craig Lingo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
∙ Freddy Nieto (email@example.com)
∙ Rick Washburn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
∙ Jerard (email@example.com)
∙ Paul Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
∙ José Morales (email@example.com)
Expense Summary For Our Trip
Flight from US to Colombia $1000
Flights Between Cities $300
Buses Between Cities $100