july 2019 update
Dear Friends and Supporters,
My family and I have been on the road since our last update, presenting our ministry in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, and Tennessee. We praise the Lord for safety. Along the way we found open hearts, exciting churches, souls added to the family of God, and baptisms. American churches are excited about missions and partnering in the Gospel. We have found partners in 68% of the churches in which we presented our work. In this past month, we have gained five new supporting partners! We are overwhelmed by the goodness of God in caring for us and supplying our needs.
At the beginning of June, I hosted a supporting church in Jamaica with National Pastor Stan Cummings. Overseas travel always brings me joy because it is a taste of my future. We visited and canvassed in the Bayshore Community for a Friday night youth service. Fifty eight kids and teens attended. We held contests for prizes, sang songs, and preached. After the preaching, a dozen kids and teens trusted Jesus as their Savior! Pastor Stan, a second pastor, and I will start meeting online this week to work on providing some biblical training for Pastor Stan. This is an exciting opportunity for me to begin helping partner with and train national pastors while I finish deputation.
These trips are always humbling because I see how others live and remember that I take everyday comforts for granted. I am convicted by foreign Christians who walk long distances, crowd into sweaty public transportation, or cram into a church van with no air conditioning just to attend church. They then sit on hard wooden benches in a humid building and no plumbing to spend several hours singing praises to God and hearing the Word preached.
God has provided many such humbling reminders and positive encouragements since we started our journey to aid Latin America. This past Sunday, I preached and presented our ministry in Georgia. The church has a great outreach with their local community through their addiction recovery program. I met a former meth addict who had been in and out of prison most of his life. Through the power of the Gospel, this man was gloriously saved, baptized, and testified of his new freedom to hundreds of people. During the service, he sang out with all his heart and listened intently during the preaching. I was encouraged by this “new man” who has been redeemed by Jesus. After the service, he wrapped me in a hug and thanked me for our missions work and for taking the Gospel around the world. Hearing that from a new Christian encouraged me. God’s grace is amazing. His power is working to save people. He is still transforming lives in America, and I believe he is going to break the chains of sin for many through our work in Latin America. Thank you, Jesus!
Thank you for your continued support, your prayers, and your encouragement as we look to complete deputation in the next year. Would you pray with us that we will be able to complete deputation and go to language school? Would you also pray for Tara as she is set to deliver our third child in a few months?
In Christ, The Beil Family
april 2019 update
Dear Friends and Supporters,
One year ago, I finished my last day of secular work. Tara and I finished prepping our house, making it ready to rent. We crammed everything into our minivan and set out on the adventure of full-time deputation.
I am amazed at how God has worked in our lives. We have truly seen miracles in these past 12 months. My heart is overwhelmed with the goodness of God, and it is flooded with joy. Through this past year, Ephesians 3:20-21 has often come to mind:
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
God has used you and our sister churches to do exceeding abundantly above all that we asked or thought. In the past year, God raised 60 percent of our support goal! We are grateful and constantly blown away by the growing interest of churches and individuals for the vision of CORE Missions and our work in Latin America. With faith the Lord will continue to provide, we anticipate partnering with more churches and friends for the sake of the Gospel in Latin America.
Tara is expecting our third child! We almost had Irish twins because baby number three and Hudson will only be thirteen months apart. Five years ago, Tara and I questioned if God would ever bless us with our own children. Later this year, we will have three children under four years old! We are thrilled about this awesome gift and the responsibility to raise these children to love Jesus.
We are often asked by God’s people how they can be a blessing to our family. Here are a few ideas:
1. Please pray for Tara and her pregnancy and caring for our two children.
2. Please pray for a missions trip I am leading to Jamaica in June.
3. Please pray for the final 40 percent of support that we need to transition to language school in Chile or Costa Rica by Spring 2020.
4. Please pray for a 15-passenger van. With the third baby on its way, we need more room while traveling. We plan to copy a successful pattern of other missionaries who bought a van, removed the rear seats, and created room for storage and rest. As we begin saving money for this vehicle, would you pray and consider if you can contribute financially to its cost?
Thank you for faithfully supporting us. Don’t ever underestimate the difference you make for my family or any other missionary. Without you, we could not be positioned to move our family to Chile or Costa Rica for language studies within the next twelve months—if the Lord wills it.
In Christ, The Beil Family