I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Ephesians 6 –our battle is not against flesh and blood. Our mission is to tell everyone, whether they seem “in comfort” or not.
So as I’ve alluded to before, our Canadian/American family of missionaries to Deutschland (Germany), the Brazees, are maybe not in much different surroundings than they would be in Canada or the USA (not to skim over the fact they have had a lot of cultural differences to get used to and I’m not saying that has all been a piece of cake by any means!) –but they have running water, they have food, they have shelter, etc. But just because the “comforts” are not so much missing, they really do need our prayers. Not so much prayers not to contract or die of typhoid or diphtheria (Hudson, their nearly 2 year old son, though, has had several illness since arriving in DE so please pray for his health as well as the entire family’s). They need prayers to overcome with the overcomer –Jesus!
They need prayers for their family and for Brandon’s and Marcie’s marriage to thrive against every fiery dart the devil can and will throw (Ephesians 6:16). They need your prayers as they continue to learn the language (even though they have come leaps and bounds and, as Marcie said in their most recent update, most of the conferences they attend as missionaries are all in German and in the 5 months they’ve been in Bühl they find themselves understanding more and more).
Please pray they continue to become more and more comfortable with not only their church and direct ministry, but neighbors and those around them. And speaking of neighbors, who are your neighbors? Literally. You might not be in Bühl or somewhere equally far away, but Jesus said to focus on Judea before we go to the ends of the earth. Who is your Judea, not just the opposite end of the world?
And if you would like to support the our missionaries at “the end of the earth” monthly or one time basis, please click on the following link: http://www.foursquare.ca/our-missionaries.html . Thanks in advance and auf wiedersehen (“good-bye” in German!).