". . . being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus" --Philippians 1:6
West Newsletter The Wesleyan Church ◊ September 2008 ◊ Rick & Clara West
Greetings in the Name of our Wonderful Lord!We are deeply grateful for your partnership with us, your prayers and faithful financial support help make it possible to fulfill the call God has placed on our hearts.We also appreciate hearing from you.When you write please feel free to share with us your prayer and praise items.
Clara & Kevin
Wesleyan Women visit to Guyana
Clara shares about her visit to GUYANA, South America: Landing over lush green rain forest was my first impression of Guyana, South America.I was accompanied by five ladies from the Florida District.Stilted houses flew by as our driver weaved his way on the left side of the road, British style.We were happy to arrive to our beautiful hotel by the sea wall that keeps the Atlantic Ocean from flooding below sea level Georgetown, the capital city.The purpose of the trip was to visit the Ruimveldt Children Home and Care Center.We were welcomed with open arms by the 16 orphaned children, ranging in age from 2 to 10 years old.The home was built a couple of years ago especially for these victims ofHIV/Aids. It is a joint effort of The Wesleyan Church in Guyana, World Hope and Cross International.
It was great to be able to show love of Jesus to the children.During the mornings we had Vacation Bible School for the kids and afternoons we worked.Our work project was to put together a library for them.We took children books with us that had been donated by the Wesleyan Women of Florida.We cleaned and painted the area for the library, purchased bookcases, and a lovely floor rug.We also painted the Hospice room andthe hallway.Two of our ladies organized the supply room.
While in Guyana, The Wesleyan Churches began atwo week celebration of their 100 years of ministry.Friday evening a steel drums band played wonderful Christian music Guyanese style while a member of the church gave a brief history.Rev. Eldon Anderson, D.S., welcomed the international visitors.Special services were held in the various local churches, a picnic, and tours of the country during that two week celebration.Thanks to all who prayed for us and helped make the visit possible.
SPAIN: The Wesleyan congregations in Elche, Alicante, and Albatera, Spain recently baptized twenty young people in the Mediterranean Sea.Pray for Pastor Daniel Ortega, pastor of the “mother church” in Elche and leader of the ministry in Spain.The Ministry in Spain is connected to the Wesleyan Church by way of JIBACAM (The Ibero-American Wesleyan Missions Board).
◊ Rev. Richard West -- Cuba Ministry Coordinator Global Partners, as the international arm of The Wesleyan Church, partners with Wesleyan churches in the Africa, Latin America, and Pacific areas while expanding ministry in Asia, Europe, and closed countries.