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From the Editor

Written by George Bok
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you"(Rom.8: 9).

Octavius Winslow writes in one of his books; "the Spirit of Christ is a Missionary SpiritÉ They that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with its affections and lusts, and learn to live out of the Spirit given to them. The Spirit of Christ is an active and benevolent Spirit. It bore the Saviour when He was in the flesh, from country to country, from city to city, from house to house, preaching His own gospel to lost man. ÔHe went about doing good.ÕÓ

If we have the Spirit of Christ, we shall be prompted to like Christian love and activity on behalf of those who possess not the gospel. The Spirit of Christ is essentially a missionary Spirit. It commenced its labour of love at Jerusalem and from that centre it worked its way with an ever widening sphere until it embraced the world as the field of its labour. That we manifest so little of this Spirit ought to lead us to a deep searching of heart and stir us up to earnest prayer. ÒLord, make me more earnest for the salvation of souls, for the advancement of Thy Kingdom; give me an unreserved consecration of my talents, my substance, my time and myself to the establishment of Thy truth, the advancement of Thy cause and Thy glory on earth.Ó

As you will know, a transition is taking place on the mission field. Pastor Everts and his wife and family have finished their language studies in Costa Rica and have moved to Cubulco, Guatemala (early March). They are adjusting well. For the first few months they will need time to get settled and work closely with pastor Herfst and family. The Herfst family will then move to Vancouver Island, D.V. It is a time of adjustment for both families, but also for the congregation at Cubulco and the aldea churches that have come to love their pastor. May the Lord give grace and strength to all, and may the church in Cubulco continue in the grace of God.

The articles in this issue give insight about the activities on the mission field as well as what the work teams accomplished. The first group was made up of Òfirst-timers,Ó whereas the second group consisted of mostly ÒveteransÓ who also work for Word & Deed/AMG, which supports some of the ÒdeedÓ parts of our FRC mission work in Guatemala. The FRC Mission Committee has neither the manpower, expertise or money to do all this work (the work teams even pay their own way!). We are very thankful for the tremendous amount of work that was accomplished in such a short time in preparation for the EvertsÕ coming. May God richly bless all these labours!

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