H ello and Happy Leap Day!
SOME THING TO PRAY ABOUT:
* We will be taking Emily to the hospital tomorrow morning at 7:45 to have ear tubes put in. While this is quite routine, please pray for Emily. She has endured more poking and prodding by doctors than many kids her age. We thank God for the significant development in her speech over the past two months.
SOME other THINGS TO PRAY AND PRAISE ABOUT:
* Trinidad Nights have been a great success. We continue to thank God for Winston & Marg Sheil who approached us about hosting some of these events. We have had the opportunity to share the vision God has given us for theological education in Trinidad & Tobago with 8 couples in an “intimate & interactive” setting. We have planned another Trinidad Night on Friday March 17, d.v. We have also had discussions about having Trinidad Nights with existing small groups from other churches. Please pray that this will work out. We enjoy the format quite a bit and believe that it’s beneficial for us and for the people involved.
* Our meetings at Glen Cairn Baptist and Fellowship Baptist went very well. Please pray for our upcoming meetings: March 12, Boston Baptist; March 26, Springfield Baptist.
* In addition to the meetings at Glen Cairn Baptist and Fellowship Baptist in February, I had the opportunity of sharing about Trinidad at Pleasant Valley Community Church. (Jane was not able to come with us.) This church plant in Brantford, being led by my brother-in-law, continues to experience God’s blessing. Thanks for praying for them.
* I also had the opportunity to meet with Dominic Maitland, who is the Field Director of the Fundamental Baptist Mission of Trinidad and Tobago. He was in Canada to visit some of the Canadian board members. I met him in Pickering at the home of a college-mate, Garry Francis. We had an excellent time recounting God’s goodness.
* Please continue to pray for Jane. She has been struggling with a respiratory tract infection that has developed into laryngitis.
* Please pray for discipline for me. One of my goals is to read through the Bible this year. I have fallen off the pace, but am still committed to realizing the goal. Would you join me and make this one of your goals?
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT:
Why do you love God? I’ve been wrestling with this unformulated question for a while, but it wasn’t until Sunday’s sermon that I really understood what I was asking myself. Pastor Phil spoke about different kinds of love which included “love of God for self’s sake” and “love of God for God’s sake.” Then I could name my struggle. Why is it that I love God? (Maybe sometimes I even need to ask myself if I truly love Him.) Is it because we have scheduled more meetings? Is it because we have new supporters? Is it because of unexpected blessings? Or, is it because God is ….. well, God.
In Christ Jesus,
Tim for Jane, Andrew & Emily Bahula
Preparing to Equip the Church in Trinidad & Tobago