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The James Allen Family, Missionaries to Brazil since 1991.
Home Church: Victory Baptist Church of Loganville, GA. http://www.getvictoryinyourlife.com/

Mission Board: Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;" Romans 15:30 KJV

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

All must be "with Christ" to be at peace with each other.

During my daily devotion time for the past few days I have been reading the book of Luke, and what a blessing it has been. Each day the Lord blesses me with something fresh and encouraging for the day. Today my reading was chapters 11-12. Among the many teachings in these two chapters, I especially noted verses 51-53 of chapter 12.

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”

I think of families were one or two have surrendered their lives to the Lord to honor and serve Him with their whole hearts and sadly suffer resistance and downright ugliness from their own loved ones.

Jesus said in 11:23; “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”

This burdens my heart for my own family. I pray that all six of us will be “with Jesus” and for His kingdom, so that we will not be “against” each other in our “little kingdom” (our home) here on earth.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Return to Brazil

June 13 2010 was our last Sunday spent at our Home Church (at least for the next four years) and it was a wonderful Lord's Day. I thank the Lord for such a sweet Church family as Victory Baptist Church, Loganville, GA. Thank you Church for loving my family and me so much. Thank you for your prayers for us as we begin another term serving our Savior and Lord here in Brazil.

We miss you, love you and pray for you as you follow the Lord’s leadership there in the USA. Thank you Pastor Derik for your love and care demonstrated to us all. We love you.

James, Soraia, Matthew, Priscilla, Stephanie, and Frank Allen