16 Oct Joe & Joyce Davis Newsletter
Dear fellow laborers,
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by tasks that you face daily? Americans work more hours than many in first-world countries of the world. This struggle for accomplishment and achievement can leave us extremely frustrated when we do not get the whatever we are reaching for or do not get it fast enough!
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against pressing forward in the pursuit of your chosen vocation! In fact, I think it is an honorable objective to desire success. However, it seems success is hard to define and harder to find. Countless “self-help” books are published with “no risk” guaranteed success strategies on how to be a success! All of this is the world’s attempt but God has proven heavenly advice. “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8.
These days present continual opportunities for success in God’s mission. If you pray for us and the Preach Team, please remember us this summer for sure. God willing, we will ship 45 tons of literature to Brazil and be there for distribution at the upcoming 2016 Olympics. Plans are underway but we are still short on funds for this project. Therefore, please pray for this gospel event and help financially if possible. It is not a great burden when many do a little.
As some of you know, I have been to Romania a few times in the last two years. The outcome of this is we believe God would have us start a Bible training and mentoring program for preachers in the area of north-central Romania. The seminary in Cape Verde has done well and produced qualified men for the ministry. We desire to do the same in Romania. Please bathe this project in prayer. Much needs to be done in order to start this school in January.
Mrs. Davis and I remain happy in the Lord’s work. Five of our eight grandchildren have professed Jesus as their Saviour. We are praying for the others. They are young.
Our recent revival meetings have really been great. Meetings in Ky, SC, NC, Ga, and Tn have kept us busy and we are most thankful to the Almighty One who called and enabled us. God has shown up with conviction and grace for every listener. Several have been saved and homes helped.
The mission to reach the unreached presses forward with God’s timely success. By God’s grace and strength we still press on confident in the Lord’s daily richness in our souls.
Brethren pray for us.