Urban Apartment Ministry and Overseas Missions.

Dear Friends and Ministry Partners:


Everlasting Love Ministries (ELM) completed the spring and summer seasons with local missions. We had three VBS sessions in the spring and one in the summer. In these sessions we were assisted by 95 children. In these VBS sessions: 15 children between the ages of 7 and 12 made a profession of faith; 30 “Bible Adventures” Bibles were given -- 15 to children who were attending for the first time, and 15 to those children who accepted Jesus into their heart and completed all 5 VBS days.
On a personal note: we witnessed again the wonders of God’s faithfulness to the ministry and to our family. This was manifested with the blessing of a second chance for Nestor and our family. Events happened very fast, but with the precision we see when we experience God’s involvement in a matter. Nestor had to undergo a serious heart surgery in June, and God was in everything with His perfect timing. God guided us to the doctors and surgeons that were needed; He oversaw the success of the surgery; and, He oversaw Nestor’s total recovery. We say “total recovery” because Nestor was well enough to both organize the preparations for the trip, and to direct the mission trip in Colombia. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our ever faithful God! God demonstrated His agape love for our family and for ELM! This brings to mind two wonderful passages:

James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (NASB) and, Luke 18:27 But He said, “The things that are impossible with people are possible with God.” (NASB)

With Nestor’s revived health, ELM will be able to continue to: do local ministries; travel to the mission fields where God calls us to minister to the lost; and, to serve Him by sharing the gospel with those who God sends to us. We will always be under the grace and mercy of our Father. We are aware of the great blessing we have received from God! We are very grateful to God for this miracle of Nestor’s restored heart health -- and, we are very thankful for our family and friends who continued to bring our situation before God’s throne in heaven.

Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. . . . (13) For I am the LORD your God, who upholds your right hand, Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’”

ELM will continue holding the weekly Apartment Ministry’s Kid’s Clubs. We are in need of volunteers to dedicate two hours a week to share the gospel, do activities, and love children. This ministry is a tool that helps us reach the families of the community. Each week we work with an average of 80 children, teaching them to love and respect God, like themselves, respect their parents and superiors -- we show them what God’s Scriptures say about this. If the Lord leads you to participate with us in this, we invite you to come and experience times that are both fun and rewarding!

The ELM Kid’s Clubs are now in three Apartment Complexes with a total of 85 children registered to attend. They meet one day a week from 3:30pm to 5:30pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

  • In November ELM will be collecting Christmas gifts with the Angel Tree Christmas program in partnership with Champions Forest Baptist Church at Jersey Village (CFBC/JV). These gifts will be collected for the children that attend our weekly Kid’s Clubs. We have a need for 150 gifts children’s gifts for children from 5 to 15 years old; and we will be collecting gifts for their siblings and for baby toys for 1-3 year old children.

  • We will also pick up children from the Apartment Complexes and take them to the December 11 Christmas Spectacular at CFBC’s main campus.

  • December 14 -- at Northwest Apartments: 9:00am to 11:30am for the children. We will need volunteers to help us with crafts and activities.

  • December 16 -- at Meadowland Apartments: 5:30pm to 6:30pm for 16 ladies who attend our Ladies Bible Classes. We need donations of cookies and small gifts for these ladies.

  • December 17 -- at Oak Grove Apartments: 5:00pm to 6:30pm for the children. We need donations of drinks, cookies and candies.

For the past 5 years God has sending us to Colombia to continue His work with the Wayuu ethnic people. Our mission teams have worked hard in Colombia with the Wayuu children and families in La Guajira. While the challenges have been significant, the opportunities have always been greater to reach the Wayuu people for Christ.

In this fifth year of working with the Wayuu people, we have gained more of the trust and respect of these people; and they have now opened more doors to us within their territories. It is a great privilege and honor for us to have this territory where we can share our talents and spiritual gifts with more of the Wayuu people. And in this process, we have seen many Wayuu lives transformed through the power of Jesus.

God’s purpose for our working with the Wayuu people was clearly seen in our trip this year. There was stability and security within the Wayuu territory for our missionary team. We saw this acceptance of God’s working through us in the last Wayuu communities we worked with; this was clearly seen through the their attention to our message, their love given to us, and their gratitude for what we had done. This gives us the opportunity to return next year to evangelize and minister to their youth, bring the medical campaign to their people, hold VBS programs for their children, and other activities. We want to loudly proclaim that “God has been the One accomplishing this great achievement”! The strength of the missionary team has been seen in the qualities of their effort, sacrifice, love, consistency, discipline, and passion. The Holy Spirit was actively working amongst and through each of the members of our team who were working as missionaries! To see more about the missions trips, Missions

It is our prayer that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace, favor and peace.

Blessings to you from ELM,

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God bless you, Daisy. 

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