Alan & Cheryl Lutz
11835 Cassandra Street, #304
New Port Richey, FL 34654
“I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and for Him alone.” (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, from his devotional for January 1st)
Dear Faithful Intercessors and Supporters:
Oswald Chambers’ biography by David McCasland is titled Abandoned to God. What a perfect summary of the great man’s life. The quote above speaks to the very same theme. One of the greatest blessings of 2015 in my life has been reading every single one of Chambers’ entries year to date. Reference today’s devotional based on Paul’s words in Galatians 2:20, “The Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me”:
“We have to battle through our moods into absolute devotion to the Lord Jesus, to get out of the hole-and-corner business of our experience into abandoned devotion to Him… Our faith must be in the One from Whom our experience springs. Jesus Christ wants our absolute abandon of devotion to Himself…”
This is what I want the ministry in Haiti that we’re engaged in to be, “absolutely and entirely for Him, and for Him alone.” Jesus is our Savior, and this motivation springs from His glorious salvation “by grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone!” Please pray for me weekly to this end.
- for God’s calling in my life to serve Him through MINTS and teaching me more about being Abandoned to God
- for Haitian pastors Georges, Fred, Chery, Joscelyn, Odison, and Alexandre who form the Study Center Committee in the city of Bohoc in Northern Haiti
- for Dan English of Westminster Chapel in Ball Ground, Georgia, who is helping to establish a chicken farm in Pastor Fred’s community of Mombin Crochu – this will be able to feed the 100 children that Fred cares for and generate income for his family and ministry
- for my upcoming November 30–December 7 trip to Haiti – I will fly into Cap Haitiene on the northern coast for the first time – to bear much and lasting fruit
- for the Committee’s meetings to finish up the organizational phase of the Study Center and make all necessary preparations to launch classes early in 2016
- for God’s provision of a laptop (new or used) for Pastor George who is the coordinator of the Study Center Committee and needs it badly for all the administrative work – please contact me immediately if you can provide one!
A Happy Thanksgiving to you all! There always is in Christ Jesus.