by Ron & Phyllis Roy
GREETINGS AND BLESSINGS
With this newsletter, we thought to start off with a word from the lady of the house.
Dear Friends and Partners,
Greetings in the lovely name of Jesus.
We have just returned from a conference held in Zacatecas, Mexico. It has been a fruitful time. We look forward to see the good things God will do in the future with and through these believers.
God has opened many doors for us. Starting Schools of Ministry, ministering, meeting and making new friends. We are thankful.
Many by now may know, Amber will be married on the 28th of August. We are excited! Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation of your love, prayers and support.
SERVICE AND SERVANTS
At the end of July, the Conference for the eastern part of Mexico was held in Zacatecas. We had over 800 in attendance. Bishop Doug Beacham was one of our main speakers. He did a good job; in fact, that was the best I have ever heard him speak. It was a timely message for the people. We are glad he came – never a dull moment.
CHALLENGE AND SOLUTION
Every challenge will produce its own set of problems. All leadership has a challenge. How can we help present and future ministers prepare themselves and advance? If opportunities are not offered and we don’t, someone else will. That would be good if we do and bad if we don’t.
We have met with Bishop James Leggett, President of Holmes Bible College. The Lord willing, we are now in the process of Holmes Bible College coming to Mexico. We are working on details and, for Mexico, that can be a little slow. We desire your prayer support for this endeavor. We have the qualified people, and we are moving to start ASAP.
Along with this, we are working on a graduate studies program. Southwestern University has agreed to help us with this endeavor. A big thanks to our WMM Executive Director Tal Gardner. He has, in word and deed, helped us get to where we are at this point. This is doable. Praise the Lord!
SCHOOLS OF MINISTRY
Missions can take on different areas of service. Some concentrate on buildings, health services, church planting and helping to develop future leaders. Phyllis and I respect and appreciate all that missionaries do; all missionaries make sacrifices. Church planting and education is something Phyllis and I have been focusing on for over 22 years. As of this writing, we have over 350 students in five different locations, with plans to expand – time, health, and The Lord permitting.
The Schools of Ministry are stage one; Holmes will be state two; stage three is a graduate program for those who qualify; and there is more- just not time and space to share at this point.
As you can see, we are busy. Actually there is much more that we do, from holding services, teaching, conferences, etc.
There are three parts to a missions team: 1) The leadership – they give the direction, in our case, that would be Him (Jesus). 2) Those that work to get it done, that would be us. 3) The support base, that would be you. Without your faithful prayers and financial support, our focus would not be planning and doing. Ask any leader: how important is the support base? They will tell you without them, you don’t have a clear path to success. You are a very important part of a very important plan. You are loved, needed and appreciated.
Photo Credit: Ron & Phyllis Roy