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

Mission Board: Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.
http://www.mwbm.org/

"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



Friday, September 16, 2011

Am I making it worthwhile?

Am I making it worthwhile?

Far away on this mission field I sometimes wonder, am I making it worthwhile?
The special things that I have missed, am I making it worthwhile?
The weddings, the birthdays, the funerals, am I making it worthwhile?

Oh, how I love and miss my brothers, my sisters, my parents and in-laws, am I making it worthwhile?
The joyous graduations and conquests, the painful losses and mishaps, am I making it worthwhile?
All those simple moments that make life worth living, am I making it worthwhile?

I don't really know my Aunts and Uncles, am I making it worthwhile?
I have 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree cousins that I've never met, am I making it worthwhile?
My nephews and nieces wonder who I am, am I making it worthwhile?

I hear my grandparents were great people, am I making it worthwhile?
Unknown American veteran heroes, am I making it worthwhile?
I would love for my children to have known them, am I making it worthwhile?

Then, in a moment, I am reminded of Christ's sacrifice for me, am I making it worthwhile?
“I must work the works of him that sent me,” He said, am I making it worthwhile?
“while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.” am I making it worthwhile?

“Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me:” am I making it worthwhile?
“nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.” am I making it worthwhile?
“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” am I making it worthwhile?

And as I look into the eyes of those whose souls have been rescued from hell, I ask myself;
Am I making it worthwhile? Am I doing all that I can?
Am I working the works while it is day? For the end is soon at hand.

Far too many others are on the path of pain,
Leaping into eternity each and every day.
Who will go and tell them of the strait and narrow Way?

I conclude then “Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,
forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

So as I stay and labor here on this mission field awhile,
I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for He makes it all worthwhile!

Are you making His sacrifice for you worthwhile?
Are you making your sacrifice for Him worthwhile?


James Timothy Allen
Second Generation Missionary to Brazil
Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Prayer Letter

Dear supporters and prayer partners,

I would like to present to you most of the members of the Igreja Batista Vitória. These are very sweet people that have been saved and are growing in the Lord. Many are being used of the Lord to influence their family and friends with the Gospel message. Please pray for the salvation of their family and friends.

As I look at my people in this photo I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul saying, “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:” Col. 1:9-12 KJV

No, I'm not going to “preach to the choir” through my prayer letter, but I do want to ask you to please take a few moments of each day and bow your head, lifting up your heart and mind to the Lord in prayer for us. Please pray for the folks that have trusted Christ as their Savior and are just now learning what God's will for their life is. Pray that they may have wisdom and spiritual understanding. Pray that they may walk worthy of the Lord and be fruitful. Pray that they may grow in the knowledge of God and be strengthened in their faith.

Please pray for us as we do our very best to minister unto them and help them in their spiritual growth being an example of faith and faithfulness before them.

Thank you for your faithfulness in serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and for your faithfulness in supporting our ministry through prayer and financial gifts.

James & Soraia Allen