Patience – With Your Children

I can remember being a boy and days where I really aggravated my parents. There was a look I would receive and I knew I had pushed them to the point where one more small “straw” and the “camel’s back would break”. My parents were always good to display grace in those times. I can remember those days now and as a parent I can relate. We all love our kids. We all know that they are the greatest kids in the world! But we also all know that our kids can sometimes be “difficult”, that is to say that they can, at times, push us over the edge. The truth is we all need to have patience as we raise our children! But how?

Galatians 5 tells us of the “fruit of the Spirit”. This “fruit” should “grow” in the lives of believers. But this “fruit” does not grow naturally, it is a work of God in us as we obey and follow Him! “22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25. Really all of these fruits that make up the fruit of the Spirit can change the way we raise our children, but two words we really ought to consider are “longsuffering” and “temperance”. Longsuffering means “having or showing patience in spite of troubles, especially those caused by other people.” Temperance means “self restraint”. Both of these terms sound a lot like patience!

So how do we have patience with our children, especially in those difficult times? When we walk in the Spirit, we have the fruit of the Spirit, which means we will have patience!

Quick Update: Finding a House

A big request of ours has been that we find a house to rent. The contract on the house we rented when we arrived in Argentina expires on April 30. The owner was kind enough to offer us more time, but we were really wanting to find a house to rent and move on. God is so good to us, He has led us to a house and we will be signing the rental agreement on April 27! We are thankful for this answer to prayer!

Last Sunday marked the 1 year anniversary from the day we started the church. We had 4 visitors on Sunday morning! We are thankful for what God is doing in the hearts of those who are attending Faith Baptist Church.

April 2018 Missions Letter

From Easter to a Ladies Fellowship In March we had a special service with a lunch. We called it Levi’s Banquet. It was a time where many were invited to enjoy a good meal but more than that, a time to meet Jesus.  This month will start off with … [Continue reading]