February Partner Letter
Linda and I are so grateful to the Lord for all that has been accomplished over this past year through this ministry. All the praise and glory goes to our good God!
We have made ourselves available but it’s Him who has strengthened and enabled us.
He has connected us with so many wonderful ministry partners, like you that enable us to do what God has called us do.
So much has been accomplished already but there is so much more yet to do. Much more!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Great Commission and our part in accomplishing that. It has really been burning in my heart and foremost on my mind.
“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
Mark 16:15 NKJV
The Lord reminded me of what He had shown me while I was on my last trip to the Philippines in 2016.
It was a vision for those I was ministering to that day but it’s also for us today.
This was on a Sunday afternoon at a church in a suburb of Manila. I was soon to minister and as we were worshiping and praising the Lord, God showed me a raging sea. The waves were enormous, the wind was howling and whipping the waves into white caps. It was very dark and lightning flashed across the sky.
The Lord said this, what you are seeing is a world lost in chaos and sin, not knowing God.
The next thing He showed me that there were people in the water. There was a multitude of people, people as far as I could see. They were thrashing in the water about to drown and die. «FirstName», I heard them crying out, so pathetically, saying, help me, help me, help me.
My heart was breaking for these!
The Lord said that these people are lost in their sin, in this sin filled world and they don't know how to get out. They don’t know what to do.
The next thing the Lord showed me were hundreds of boats being launched from shore into the sea. Each boat had a captain at the helm steering and directing the boat.
On the front of each boat were the letters C. L. G. which represented The Church of the Living God. (That's the name of the church network in the Philippines where I was ministering)
The Lord said that each of these captains are Pastors of each of the CLG churches.
There was a crew of people in each boat, and these were members of each of these churches being sent by the Lord to rescue the lost.
God said He is sending people to rescue those that are lost in sin and don't know how to get out.
The final thing God said about this vision was this, if you don't go who will?
As I recount those final words it is very sobering! If you don’t go who will?
When we started this ministry our commitment has been, to go where ever He wanted us to go, to preach and teach His Word both here in the US and abroad.
God said we are to redouble our efforts, pick up the pace! (His Words)
We’ve been waiting on God’s direction on returning to India. It has been three years since I was last there and I didn’t have a release, to return, until early last month.
God has told us to go so we have started making plans to travel to India later this year. Coordinating with our Ministry Director in India, Pastor Sharath, for all that God would like us to do.
We will be doing meetings in all of the churches that our Pastors in India are leading (some of our Pastors have as many as nine churches now). We will go and ministering to the Rag Pickers community at the city dump and elsewhere along with conducting several Pastors Conference.
God has also given us a REALLY BIG IDEA to conduct an evangelistic meeting inviting entire families. Men, women and children from the Scavenger Community, with as many as 600 plus people.
In India’s caste system, these that are of the Scavenger Community, are Dalits or “untouchables.” Do an Internet search on Scavenger Community in India and you can read more.
Basically they perform only the most menial tasks receiving very little in wages for what they do. A few breadcrumbs or a few rupees, which in our currency is a few cents each day. In their society some things they do are removing human excrement from dry latrines by hand, putting it in a basket and taking it outside the city or village and dumping it. They can also be found cleaning the streets.
Talking with our Director he said these families; from the Scavenger Community have no hope. No escape, no way out! Alcoholism is rampant among the men, with most dying in their 40’s or 50’s. So sad!
They truly are a hopeless segment of the Indian society! These are precious ones that God loves so very much but without Jesus they are hopeless!
We will preach the Gospel and God will deliver them! I know it, I see it happening! We will pray for any sick and God will heal them!
We also will provide a wonderful meal and gifts for the men, women and children. We want to bless them!
I sense in my heart that this one day event will not be the end of our ministry to the Scavenger Community. How that develops I don’t know, but God will show us.
We haven’t developed an entire budget yet but I am believing God for $15,000. That’s what He said we should hook our faith together for this trip.
That’s easy for God!
I am inviting you to partner with us on this trip. Ask God what He would want you to do and then do exactly what He says.
To give click on Partnership button above.
Or if by check send those to:
Word of His Grace Ministries
9611 Summer House Lane
Bradenton, FL 34212
As you sow your seed, Linda and I want to encourage you to give your gift in faith. That is what pleases God (Hebrews 11:6) and just as importantly expect God’s blessing in return on your investment.
Every good seed you have sown into this ministry will produce a harvest if you won’t give up on it, and we won’t stop believing with you.
Together we are Declaring God’s goodness to the world,
Ron and Linda Bauza
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