Raquel graduated from college today. She is the first in her family & I am so proud of her. She has been a wonderful daughter.

There are days where I feel like the world crashed in on me and Friday was that day. It was one major problem after another that kept us going from what I call fires. As soon as we dealt with something another spark caused a problem. Ministry is not what most people think it is. A pastor, evangelist or missionary is truly a firefighter and Satan is the one who pours gasoline on every spark. But we know Who wins so that is why we get up and fight another day. Heaven will be the place of rest.

We will be at Round Mountain Baptist in Fayetteville, Ar on September 20th.

Raquel with Alex & Sara

God tells us in Ephesians 28:1 not to faint in prayer. We need to realize that although our prayers do not seem to be answered when we pray we must continue to pray for what is in our heart.

In II Corinthians 4:1 we are told to not faint in our confidence. When you are confident in His love for you then you will continue to pray in perseverance. Sometimes we feel as though He is not near but perseverance is necessary.

In II Corinthians 4:16 we are told “For this cause we faint not”. Do you have a cause? Is there a goal in your life that you just refuse to let go of. I truly believe that one day we will have the dialysis ministry for 40 children so I cannot faint in prayer.

In Ephesians 3:13 He tells us not to faint in trusting Him and His Word. Reading His Word daily should inspire you to pray His will. If you trust His Word then you must continue to pray.

II Thessalonians 3:13 says that we should not faint in well doing. Are your efforts to help others being discouraged? There are times you do well towards people and they just refuse your love. Don’t faint! Hebrews 12:5 says, “Nor faint when you are rebuked”. Not everyone will accept you but do not be discouraged.

The truth behind these scriptures is that when we are tired, fearful, worried or discouraged we need to keep going and not give up.