Wallace’s Missionary Prayer Letter – August – September 2009
Dear Pastors, Church Families, Friends and Family:
1 Samuel 17:29 says, “…is there not a cause?” It is so important that we love others, and we care enough to get the gospel to them. Someone once said, “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” God help us to never be indifferent.
Please keep our youngest son in prayer. As I was finishing preaching a couple months ago, Stephen started experiencing shock-like symptoms. I later found out he was temporarily blinded, in pain, and his lips were white. He became weak, but he didn’t want to disrupt the invitation. While this was happening, a teenage girl trusted Christ as her Savior (Glory to God!). We had a doctor check him for stroke, heart problems, etc.; but he had no answers. Stephen had another episode of this a week later in a service, and we had prayed that God would show us the problem. We realized it may be hypoglycemia-like problems (i.e., low blood sugar) because of him sometimes not eating on Sunday mornings. He is fine when he eats.
My grandmother (Mildred Wallace – 92 years old) died last month. Our family misses her but she is in Heaven now because she heard the gospel when she was 16 and trusted Christ for salvation. Praise the Lord! Oh how important it is for us to get the gospel to the world, but let us never forget our family and those closest to us.
While attending a mission conference in Ohio last month, we visited the church and school of Charles G. Finney. He is considered to be “The Father of Modern Revivalism” and was instrumental in the period of the Second Great Awakening (1790-1840s). Sadly, when we visited, there was a gay diversity sign on the door of his church and a banner on his pulpit indicating acceptance of all world religions. I felt privileged to be at such a historically significant place, and yet at the same time, I was greatly saddened to see how worldly and liberal it had become.
I am enclosing a brochure with the regular prayer letters that I send out this month. It is written by a missionary from Mexico City on how to effectively pray for missionaries. Though I don’t know the author personally, I thought some of the information might be a help to others. He gives permission to make copies if you desire to do so for your church or others. It would be a good tool especially during Mission Conferences. Missionaries need your prayers so much (and not just the mention of our names), but earnest, effective and specific prayer. Amen!
We are so grateful for the churches that have allowed us to visit as well as those who have taken us on for support. I would like to extend special thanks to Bro. Chris Jaquess (Two Tall Design, Nixa, MO) for all of his help with our website, prayer letter design, etc. I am also very happy with our new prayer letter stationary printed by Bro. Mark Chartier (Calvary Publishing of Parkers Memorial Baptist Church in Lansing, MI). Lastly – but most importantly – I praise the Lord for His grace, provision, faithfulness, strength, and allowing us to still see souls saved, etc. (and the list goes on and on). Hallelujah! We hope to find a 15-passenger van and/or an enclosed trailer to help with traveling, and to use in Mexico, if you would remember this in prayer.
I must close so bye for now. “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the world of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:1. We pray for you, too. We are your servants for Jesus’ sake (2 Cor. 4:5).
Bro. Mike Wallace & Family