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As the sister of a missionary, I miss being able to give my brother and his family hugs. I miss seeing them and watching their kids grow up. Yes, with the internet, which I thank God for, we can stay in contact much easier than we could in the past; but I still miss the getting together part. Just before they left ,we spent time with them at the cabin a couple of times; and it was such a blessing. In the Bible Paul talks in Philippians about missing people. He was off working for the Lord and was missing the fellowship of his brethren.
Philippians 4:1 AMP THEREFORE, MY brethren, whom I love and yearn to see, my delight and crown (wreath of victory), thus stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
We get so busy in our lives that we forget there are Christians all over the world needing a word of encouragement, by phone or email. They are in battles of spiritual warfare that only God can help them through. I know I could probably take more time to pray for them and let them know we are praying for them.
Texting and non-talk forms of communication have become a big part of our lives. I think they have a place but sometimes hearing the voice of a friend or family member is an encouragement in itself. So I challenge those you reading this blog, that next time a missionary come to mind, to stop and pray for them, I know God has put them on your mind for a reason. Give them a call, as even 5 minutes on the phone is a blessing, to someone so far away from their home.
Thank you for the support and prayers that you have given Duane, Jeanne and their family .
I want to mention while on the topic that they have an Edmonton, Alberta phone number in Brazil. So local calls in Edmonton and surrounding area are free and areas outside of Edmonton area your long distance rate apply from your location to Edmonton.
Thank you for caring – they would love to hear from you!
Written by Amanda 🙂
Duane and Jeanne’s contact info.
I just want to thank everyone for your prayers, we feel them and see God’s hand of protection on our family as we go places here in Contagem. Once again thank you for all your support and for taking time to write us a message, it means a lot to us.
God bless you all
The Gill family in Brazil
Please keep Duane, Jeanne and the children(Jullyanne, Danniel, Dyllann)in your prayers as they are moving and it is 35 -38 degree celsius. So it is very hot right now where they are staying. Pray that God’s strength be upon them and lifting them up in this time of moving.
It would be nice if you could reach out to them with a word of encouragment on their blog, by email or by phone. Moses was instructed by God to encourage Joshua. So if we are to imiate what God instructs us to do we to need to encourage missionaries, leaders and pastors.
Deut 3: 28 says, But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.’
As Christians I believe we should be using the technology we have to uplift those serving the Lord in the mission field. So if you know someone who is working in another country away from their family and freinds, drop them an email, or if they have an internet phone give them a call. I am sure they would love to hear from you.
Written By Amanda
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