Sunday, 29 November -0001 18:42

From the Editor

Written by George Bok
The apostle John writes in 1 John 1:3, "That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ." What a message! Sinful man may have fellowship with God. This communion may be obtained when we obey the gospel call, "Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ", for God has given Him to be the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the world. The extent and intent of the Mediator's death reaches to all tribes, nations and countries. This reality can be seen in the Xeul report. Christ ever lives to make intercession for those that come to God through Him. This is the message missionaries may bring to a fallen world, and this is the message we may share to those around us.

In the beginning of May, Nico Kattenburg and his wife Lia left for Costa Rica to begin their language studies. The following are a few quotes from an update. "We have been here now close to three weeks. Everything is going well. We have an apartment adjacent to a Tico (the name of the local people) family. Their names are Fernado and Mayela, they are kind and hospitable. Our Spanish is coming along quite well. Lia gets mixed up with Indonesian and Spanish at times, but she is improving, which is great. I am able to get the general drift of a conversation. At times we do feel kind of lonely and miss home. However, we are thankful that God has given us a real peace about being here. We ask for your prayers". The address of Nico and Lia is: Instituto de Lengua Espanola, Apartado 100-2350, San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Herfsts are coming for furlough, beginning in June. They look forward to see loved ones and participate in church events. Slide presentations have also been scheduled. The Ottens will spend some time in Canada for vacation and for John to take more pilot training.

We hope you will enjoy reading this Mission News insert. It has a variety of reports which are not only interesting, but also encouraging and challenging. May we see the Lord's faithfulness to His servants and His help and grace in sustaining them and blessing His own work.

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