The Roy Report
by Ron & Phyllis Roy
Hold on Brothers, We are on the Way
By the time everyone receives this newsletter, we will be back on the field. To all who have helped us get here—thank you for your prayers and support. Our time on furlough was challenging with finances, health issues, and more, but we are back on track to finish our race! Health wise, we are very thankful that everything checked out and we are good to go. God is good!
Bittersweet Loss on the Road
Rest in peace, you will be missed old friend. While en route to Mexico, our car just up and died. It happened at the hotel in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. I decided to go ahead and get a tow dolly and bring it to Louisiana, possibly for repairs. I left and then received a phone call asking if I would simply sell it as is. I thought, well why not, won’t hurt to see how much. It had over 190,000 miles, the air quit, the power-steering was leaking and it needed a brake job because it was 11 years old. Before I got back, Phyllis and Amber had that car sold. FOR JUNK! Bitter, because I have to buy another one and sweet, because Phyllis never liked that thing from day one. Sometimes a woman has got to do what a woman has got to do.
The Lord willing, this year, our goal will be to start three schools of ministry. We have one updated now and within the next month and a half, we should have another. By year’s end, we hope to have the third completed. This will keep us busy—not to mention the construction team we have coming in September. If your group would like a ministry opportunity in Mexico, please contact us. There are areas of Mexico that are not suffering from violence and are considered safe. We can get you plugged in.
The violence in certain parts of Mexico is mounting. Not far from where we lived and have driven through numerous times, the military killed some 48 people. Only three survived the confrontation. The violence will not continue forever, but the pain and heartache of a society at war with itself can seem like an eternity. When I think on these things, I think of hurting families and innocents. What an opportunity we have to reach people who will need to hear good news! JESUS SAVES, JESUS HEALS AND JESUS CAN SAVE AND HEAL YOU!
Over fifty different languages are spoken in Mexico. Mostly Spanish, but there are those who speak little or no Spanish. We would like to do what we can to reach them.
1) For the harvest. Laborers are needed!
2) Open doors for us and to know when to go or not to go.
3) Clarity! Many voices in the world, many talking heads, many who think they know, when they don’t. We want to know.
Thank you so very much for all that you do. Together we can and by His grace we will reach those who so desperately need to hear His word, even if it is just once. They need to experience Him. We can give them that opportunity. The Great Commission—together, we can do it. Blessings!