LTCM

Mighty To Save

Everyone needs compassion Love that’s never failing
Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Saviour The hope of nations

Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me All my fears and failures
Fill my life again I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in Now I surrender

Saviour He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save He is mighty to save
Forever Author of salvation
He rose and conquered the grave Jesus conquered the grave

Shine Your light and let the whole world see
We’re singing
For the glory of the risen King

March 30, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

TWO HORSES IN A FIELD

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each looks like every other horse. But if one stops the car, or is walking by, one will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

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Listening, one will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, one will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her bridle is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As one stands and watches these two friends, one sees how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell and then slowly walk to where she is trusting that she will not lead him astray.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by God and those whom he places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see God.

Author Unknown

This story touched my heart and made me think about the children that God helps, using us. Some are helpless in many ways, even though they are not blind. There are things that they are totally dependent for others on. Keep all “our” kids in your prayers. They not only need the tangible items that we can send their way, but they also need your prayers.

Thanks

Mike-n-Vicki

March 28, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thinking Out Loud

In this present economy “struggle” we are going through, “prudent” thinking would be to cut back – to save – to scrimp and try to get by with less. To refinance, or to pay off, or to watch and play the markets even more closely, ready to pounce on the latest trade – buy low, sell high.  But as Christians, should that be our plan?  I think not. I offer you a different strategy.

Give.  Give till it hurts. Give till it hurts the kingdom of darkness. Sow seed where it will produce – in the Kingdom of God. Now is not the time for holding back.

Mattew 6:20  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

We can trust in the world’s system and end up in catastrophe along with the world. Or we can continue to practice the principles of God’s Kingdom and know that He will take care of us as we take care of His Kingdom. I choose to trust in God.

March 27, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The 6th Member!

Only a hour after posting the last post, I was contacted about the last Team Member. We now have 6.

God is Good.

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Preparations

As I type this, there are 6 team members ready to go.  Money is starting to come in for shoes, and the other supplies we will take. We even have a partner who is contributing a small pallet of brand new Tonka trucks! So, now we have what is known as a “Good” problem. We have the minivan, and we have a “cartopper” to go on top, but the way everything is working out, that will still not be enough room for 6 people and everything else that is going. Here is a list of what needs to go in July:

  • Electric wheelchair that has been donated for a minister’s wife who is wheelchair bound. (This is a blessing that MUST go)
  • A small pallet of Tonka trucks for all the kids in the orphanages has been pledged.
  • Clothing
  • School supplies for the 08/09 year.
  • Hygiene supplies

The solution? A trailer that is big enough, but not so big as to strain the drive train on the minivan. Here is such a trailer.

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It’s a TC461 Trekker, by Wells Cargo. It is a 4×6 with a roof line that is the same height as the minivan, so wind resistance will not come into play. We were going to try and wait until this fall to get this (to haul the shoeboxes with) but it is turning out that we will need it in July. We need to get that wheelchair there. We need to get those brand new Tonka trucks there. Total cost for this unit will be $1,811.77 including tax, and title.

Please pray with us on this need. We know that God will get this to us, just as he has supplied every other need – always “Right on time”.

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

100 Pair Please!

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100 Pair of these in various sizes please!   Those are the words we will be saying the last week of July when we load up the orphans of Piedras Negras and Morelos and take them to the shoe store.  

Last year we purchased 53 Pair of shoes similar to the ones you see above. This year the goal is to buy 100 pair. The cost should be from $15 – 20 per pair.  The time to think about the funds for this is now.

Could you help?

March 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s Silver, It Holds 7, and God IS Good!

Miracles come in all shapes, forms and fashions. One began for LTCM last year when Vicki was obedient to God and gave away her Jeep to a person who was in need. We began to believe for God to sprout that seed of faith into what we needed to carry teams to Mexico, and also to do the day to day chores of life and ministry. God spoke to the heart of a brother in another state to fill that need for us. He was obedient to the directive that God had given him, and I absolutely cannot wait to see what comes back into his life because of his obedience.

Wednesday, there was one vehicle parked in the carport at LTCM headquarters (our house). Thursday a miracle arrived and is now parked beside the truck that has made so many trips to Mexico. Magnetic signs already installed – here sits the Miracle Minivan!

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It is – a 2008 Kia Sedona. It is – a Miracle from God. God has been so good to us since we began this ministry. Every step of the way He has filled every need. Monthly support from numerous people gives LTCM the ability to provide support to orphanages and various projects as they pop up. A partner purchased a projector for us to fill that need. 100 shoe boxes were filled and delivered at Christmas! The list of things that God has done is far too long to list here.

We rejoice that God has chosen us to Go. We rejoice that God has chosen you, our partners, to Send us. We are constantly humbled by God’s people as they hear His voice and supply the needs of LTCM.

For all of you who give – God bless your seed and multiply it back to you.

For all who pray for us – May your prayers and your needs be answered and met.

March 15, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

HARD OF HEARING

HARD OF HEARING
by Charles R. Swindoll

Read Exodus 3:4–22

Moses had been resistant for forty years, telling himself all that time that his was a lost cause. Now, when God came with a direct, simple call, the old shepherd couldn’t handle it. In fact, he wouldn’t let himself believe he might still be useful to God. “Therefore, come now, and I will send you to Pharaoh, so that you may bring My people, the sons of Israel, out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10).

Now that wasn’t complicated, was it? The Lord spoke in a tongue Moses could understand. He gave him a simple, two-fold command. First, He said to Moses, “I will send you.” And second, “You will bring My people out.” That was the plan.

Notice, please, that this was not a multiple choice arrangement. It wasn’t even an invitation. It was a call. God does not speak and ask our advice regarding His plan. God makes declarations. He doesn’t open up the scene for a rap session or a dialogue. He doesn’t call in a blue-ribbon panel of consultants to suggest viable options. He speaks, and that is that.

At very unique junctures of our lives, God says to us, “Now, My child, I have this in mind for you. I know that you have knotted things up in the past. And I know that you may knot things up in the future. But as far as today, right now, this is My plan for you. Now go. I’m sending you, and I will be with you.”

God told him that he would be an instrument in the deliverance, but God Himself would be the deliverer. Huge difference. In God’s calling, He has a plan; but He never expects you to carry out that plan. He’s going to pull it off. He simply wants you to be the instrument of action. After all, it is His reputation that’s at stake, not yours. All He asks is that you give yourself to Him as a tool He can pick up and use. That’s all.

 

 

March 4, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment