In my last update I mentioned that we here in Cambodia were asking ourselves “What can we do to help” and to pray with us as we seek the Lord in how we can best help our neighboring countries in the Name of Christ!
I also mentioned that ACTION our mission agency was mobilizing missionaries and ministry partners as we speak.
Thank you for your prayers!!!!!!! Here is what’s happening now; Nathan Wells and I will be leaving for Chennai, India and Sri Lanka this Sunday January9th to help encourage and help assess the needs for the local churches. Our initial response will be lead by Devendra Rai, ACTION India Team Leader. Our team will be working with the India Gospel Outreach ministries in Tamil Nadu in South India. Please be in vigilant prayer for our team.
Please keep our teammates Daren and Jodi Beck in mind as you pray. They are in Thailand for the birth of their 4th child. Most of all, please pray for my wife Andrea for she will remain in Cambodia holding down the fort with our kids and the Beck’s kids.
To God be the glory,
Bj and Andrea Lopez
Wars, pestilences, earthquakes?
"Now we see things imperfectly as in a poor mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity."
1 Cor. 13:12
When we get to heaven, we shall understand the reasons of many of God’s Providential dealings.
We shall there discover that…
wars that devastated nations,
and pestilences that fill graves,
and earthquakes that make cities tremble, are, after all, necessary cogs in the great wheel of the divine machinery; and He who sits upon the throne at this moment, and rules supremely every creature that is either in heaven, or earth, or hell, will there make it manifest to us that His government was right.
It must come out right in the long run; it must be well. Every part and portion must work together with a unity of design to promote God’s glory and the saint’s good. We shall see it then! And we shall lift up our song with new zest and joy, as fresh displays of the wisdom and goodness of God, whose ways are past finding out, are unfolded to our admiring view.
(Spurgeon, "Now, and Then")